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.
Bobby Petrino at UofL Luncheon ending his remarks on the Alabama game:— Jason Anderson (@J680Anderson) August 17, 2018
"I believe we're gonna go beat em. And we will go beat em"
Did “Crash” Petrino just guarantee a victory? I think he just guaranteed a victory. At least one defensive lineman feels the same way.
Louisville captain Jon Greenard, a redshirt junior DE, slyly says the Alabama game will be a good learning experience, "win or win."— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) August 17, 2018
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.