Sept 17, 2011; Lexington, Kentucky, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats cornerback Randall Burden (24) and safety Winston Guy (21) tackle Louisville Cardinals quarterback Dominique Brown (10) at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE
Leading up to Sunday’s football game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, we decided to partner up with the folks at bigredlouie.com and get some insight from each other for the big game. I was asked 5 questions about the game and I asked 5 of my own questions.
My questions for BigRedLouie first.
1) Will Bridgewater make that leap this year?
November 25, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) smiles during the second half against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Bulls 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Tough question. I really don’t know if he’ll make that leap, but he is certainly capable. Bridgewater had a fantastic freshman campaign, and many people in Cardinal Nation feel like he will have a fantastic sophomore season. He’s already been named to numerous preseason watch lists, so the hype is definitely there. We also how a very talented and deep receiving corps, so that will help as well. I definitely feel like he’ll make a huge leap and be the star of this football team. Bridgewater is destined to be a NFL star.
2) On Defense, who is the one player that Kentucky should look for at every snap?
There are many players on the Cardinals defense that are worthy for this. Adrian Bushell will be one to watch out for, but Hakeem Smith has to be the man. Smith is a very physical defensive player, and he can bring you down in a hurry. Max Smith and the Kentucky offense will have trouble against him.
3) Besides Bridgewater, who is the playmaker on offense?
Nate Nord will be a guy to watch for. He is a senior and plays tight end very well. He can still be a playmaker and do big things for this Cardinal offense. He provides great leadership and he has plenty of experience to back him up. Even with a deep wide receiving corps, I still expect him to make some kind of contribution. He’s an under-the-radar guy, and can make you pay in a hurry.
Topics: Kentucky Football