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Petrino, Louisville are talkin’ trash

The Cardinals are (outwardly, anyway) quite confident that they can pull the upset.

NCAA Football: ACC Media Days Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville Cardinals WR Dez Fitzpatrick made headlines recently when he suggested that the Cardinals’ receivers are better than Alabama’s defensive backs.

Well, they say that a team takes on the personality of its coach, and Bobby Petrino is nothing if not brash.

Did “Crash” Petrino just guarantee a victory? I think he just guaranteed a victory. At least one defensive lineman feels the same way.

That seems to be a lot of chirping for a 25-point underdog. Frankly, I’m skeptical that they actually believe this stuff, but we’ll take the bulletin board material. Perhaps someone should tell Louisville what happened when a similarly cocky and undermanned Vanderbilt team made the #WeWantBama claim leading up to the game last season.

By the way, in case you missed it, Marvel Comics put out a comic book cover ahead of the game.

You’ll have your chance to prove your mettle soon enough, Cardinals. Soon enough.

Roll Tide.