UofL FOOTBALL | John L Smith weighs in Louisville's late struggles last year

07/13/2017 09:26 AM

The Louisville football team was on pace for one of the best seasons in program history last year, but fell off at the end of schedule by losing three straight contests.

The year still resulted in a Heisman Trophy winner and a 9-4 record, but the way the season ended left Cardinals fans questioning, “what went wrong?”

Lots of fingers were pointed at the offensive line breaking down, or mistakes on defense, and those questions will likely be a asked of head coach Bobby Petrino at today’s ACC Kickoff event in North Carolina.

We asked another man who knows a thing or two about the game of football, former U of L head coach and current Kentucky State coach, John L. Smith. He offered his thoughts on how his former team competed.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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