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Star freshmen could make impact on defense

Deantwan Whitehead

Bobby Petrino has never shied from playing true freshman. Several current stars, including Michael Bush, Brian Brohm saw action their first seasons. This year, a few players figure to make an impact for the Cardinals, particularly on defense. Which true freshmen have the inside track to play this season? Will Brandon Heath play this season? InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has never been afraid to play true freshmen. Current players Michael Bush, Kolby Smith, Brian Brohm, William Gay, Amobi Okoye and Earl Heyman, among others, each saw immediate action straight out of high school. With an experienced and deep team returning in 2006, it doesn't appear Petrino will have to rely on as many true freshmen as he's had to in the past...

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