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2006 Spring Practice Guide
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For the third consecutive year, InsideTheVille.com has provided the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage of University of Louisville football's spring practice season. ITV clocked more minutes observing the Cardinals spring practice season than any other media outlet, making our premium subscribers the most up to date with the action from day one through the annual spring game. In short, you can't find more exclusive content anywhere.
Practice Schedule
Wednesday, March 29 4:00pm Day 1 report
Thursday, March 30 4:00pm Day 2 report
Saturday, April 1 9:30 am Day 3 report
Sunday, April 2 9:30 am Day 4 report
Tuesday, April 4 4:00pm Day 5 report
Wednesday, April 5 4:00pm Day 6 report
Friday, April 7 3:00 pm Day 7 report
Saturday, April 8 12:00 pm Day 8 report
Tuesday, April 11 4:00pm Day 9 report
Wednesday, April 12 4:00pm Day 10 report
Friday, April 14 3:00 pm Day 11 report
Saturday, April 15 9:30 am Day 12 report
Tuesday, April 18 4:00pm Day 13 report
Wednesday, April 19 4:00pm Day 14 report

SPRING GAME (ESPNU) Day 15 report
Friday, April 21 - 7:30 pm
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

U of L Football Spring Prospectus Spring Preview
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Cards begin prep for Big East, BCS run

Over the course of the past two seasons I have been told by a number of people close to the Louisville football program that the 2006 season could be a special one. Looking at what returns from last year's Gator Bowl squad on paper, while also considering the schedule that lay ahead, and it's becomes clear why I kept hearing the same thing...
click here for complete preview.

Five questions for spring practice 
We've put together five important questions that U of L head coach Bobby Petrino and his staff will be looking to answer during the next few weeks... click here for complete story.

Pick Six
Here's a look at some of the players that we'll be keeping our eye on early this spring... Pick Six.

Spring Practice Coverage From ITV
04.24.06: Nate Harris poised for big senior season 
04.22.06: Spring Game Notebook 
04.22.06: Petrino happy with Cards progress this spring 
04.21.06: Cantwell leads Red explosion in spring game 
The 6-5, 225-pound sophomore quarterback threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns as 11,200 fans and an ESPNU television audience looked on.
04.21.06: 1-on-1: S Deon Palmer 
04.21.06: Prospects visiting for Spring Game 
Dozens of high school prospects, including Prattville (Ala.) High School quarterback Larry Smith, will be on hand for the Cardinals Friday night Red-White spring game.
04.21.06: Top 5 Spring Practice Performers 
04.20.06: Cardinal Caravan will begin May 31
04.20.06: QB Drew Kiel impressed with Louisville visit 
04.20.06: Darius Mann ready to perform 
After spending his first year as a Cardinal working with the scout team, University of Louisville redshirt freshman safety Darius Mann is making the most of his first spring practice.
04.19.06: Competition fuels improving Cardinal defense 
04.19.06: Interest rising for Bluegrass running back
04.18.06: Practice Report: Game Week 
04.18.06: Harry Douglas emerging as go-to receiver 
As this Friday's spring game nears, it's becoming apparent that 5-11 junior Harry Douglas is ready to pick up the slack. 
04.15.06: Stripling stars during long, hot scrimmage 
With Michael Bush and Kolby Smith sitting out, sophomore running back George Stripling put up monster numbers during the teams scrimage Saturday morning. 
04.14.06: Western's Justin Collins visits U of L, Arkansas next 
04.13.06: Holston making a move 
Redshirt freshman defensive end Jonathan Holston entered spring with the second team, but the 6-foot-6, 240-pounder has seen more and more reps with the first team come his way with each passing practice.
04.12.06: Cards tackle, but Bush sits out contact 
04.12.06: Young defenders making mark this spring 
When your defense must replace players like Elvis Dumervil, Montavious Stanley, and Brandon Johnson, you better have some talented players waiting in the wings to step in and take their place.
04.11.06: 4-star RB has Louisville among favorites 
Scout.com four-star running back Dale Martin of Bolingbrook, Illinois was among the many talented prospects that attended the University of Louisville's Junior Day last weekend.
04.11.06: Butler, Jackson locked in heated battle 
There's a heated battle brewing between Terrance Butler and Malik Jackson at SAM linebacker this spring.
04.11.06: Practice Report: Day Nine 
After missing five consecutive practices, running back Michael Bush returned to action.
04.10.06: OL Sam Webb discusses junior day visit 
04.10.06: WR Kyrus Lanxter enjoys visit; planning another 
04.09.06: Zach Kiernan enjoys Junior Day visit 
NewCath prospect holds a scholarship offer from Louisville.
04.08.06: Spring Notebook: Saturday Scrimmage 
04.08.06: Junior Day Saturday
Dozens of high school prospects set to visit U of L on Saturday, click here for the latest...
04.04.06: QB Matt Simms takes in Spring Practice 
One of the nation's top quarterback prospects is currently in Louisville. Matt Simms is in town watching practice and he will be attending the Cardinals junior day program on Saturday.
04.07.06: Cardinal cornerbacks play improving 
04.06.06: Tough part over for Brock Bolen 
04.05.06: Spring Notebook: Day 6 
04.04.06: Spring Notebook: 2 stars absent 
Running back Michael Bush and wide receiver Pat Carter missed practice Tuesday.
04.04.06: One-on-One: CB Bobby Buchanan 
04.02.06: Spring Notebook: Sunday Scrimmage 
04.02.06: Cards have high expectations for Williams 
Junior college transfer Willie Williams could be a major factor at defensive tackle for the Louisville Cardinals next season. The 6-4, 310-pound Williams arrived at U of L in January, and appears to have the physical attributes to make an impact on the defensive front this spring.
04.01.06: Spring Notebook: Day 3 
04.01.06: Bush adjusting to new blockers 
U of L RB Michael Bush had it made last season, operating behind a talented and experienced offensive line. This spring, however, the Cardinals are breaking in three new starters up front, and the 6-3, 250-pound senior is adjusting to his new blockers.
04.01.06: Pads on; Let the hitting begin!
03.31.06: Former walk-on making mark on OL 
George Bussey, a former walk-on who was recently awarded a scholarship, is locked in a heated battle with Danny Barlowe to replace first team Big East selection Jason Spitz at offensive guard
03.31.06: Wolthausen talks defensive line 
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive line coach visits with InsideTheVile.com
03.31.06: One-on-One: DT Earl Heyman 
03.30.06: Spring Notebook: Day 2 
03.30.06: Maurice Urrutia hopes to join Cardinals 
The younger brother of U of L sophomore receiver Mario Urrutia still holds hope of becoming a Cardinal
03.30.06: Spring Notebook: Day 1 
Updates on Michael Bush, Brian Brohm, Renardo Foster and others, as well as notes and observations from the Cardinals first day of spring practice
03.30.06: Foster's Back! 
After struggling with both an injured knee and back, senior offensive lineman Renardo Foster has returned for his season with hopes of regaining his former starting position
03.29.06: Cards wrap up first day of spring practice 
03.29.06: Petrino searching for right combination at linebacker 
03.29.06: Wealth of experience returns for Cardinals
29 players that have made at least one career start are back
03.29.06: Cards open spring practice today
03.28.06: One To Watch: DE Maurice Mitchell 
Glasgow High School product appears poised to make a run at one of the vacant DE positions
03.27.06: Brohm focused on recovery 
03.27.06: Spring Practice Notebook 
03.27.06: Re-tooling OL Cards’ No. 1 spring priority 
Though the Cardinals must replace three starters, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is excited to see how his young, but talented offensive linemen respond to the challenge
03.27.06: Pick Six
A look at six players that could make an instant impact when the Cardinals open spring practice on Wednesday afternoon
03.26.06: Five questions for spring practice 
ITV Photo Gallery ITV Audio/Video
  • 04.21.06: Spring Game
  • 04.19.06: Day Thirteen
  • 04.14.06: Day Eleven
  • 04.11.06: Day Nine
  • 04.08.06: Day Eight
  • 04.05.06: Day Six
  • 04.04.06: Day Five
  • 04.01.06: Day Three
    Practice moved inside the stadium as the Cards wore full pads for the first time
  • 03.30.06: Day Two
  • 03.29.06: Day One
  • 03.02.06: Winter Conditioning

     

  • 04.01.06: Audio Interview: WR/QB/PR Pat Carter
    ITV interview with junior Pat Carter, who after sitting out a year following a transfer from Georgia Tech, has made an instant impact with the 2006 Cardinals
    03.30.06: Video Interview: Renardo Foster 
    03.29.06: ITV Radio Guest: UofL Dir. of Operations Greg Brohm
    Audio replay of a portion of the Mar. 28 airing of Inside The Ville Radio on WKRD 790 AM
    03.27.06: Press Conference: Amobi Okoye 
    03.27.06: Press Conference: Brian Brohm