UofL FOOTBALL | Media Day Takeaways from Bobby Petrino

08/05/2017 01:39 PM

The University of Louisville Football media day took place at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, allowing members of the media to interact and talk about the upcoming season with players and coaches.

Cards head coach Bobby Petrino started with a Q & A press conference and covered a multitude of topics about his team’s preparation for the 2017 schedule.

The first thing he made very clear is that the team is far from a finished product, and after losing three games in a row to close out the 2016 season, there has been plenty to improve on.

There was no shortage of questions about Lamar Jackson in the press conference. After a Heisman Trophy winning sophomore season, there is a lot of hype on the Louisville QB going into this year. So much of Jackson’s success last year was his ability to run and make dynamic plays with his feet, and those plays tend to overshadow his passing game. So when asked how Lamar has improved in throwing the ball this season, specifically with his accuracy, Petrino gave credit where credit was due.

Lamar echoed the sentiment that he feels extremely confident in his accuracy, but that there is still plenty of his game that can get better. He does have another full season under his belt though, and the junior quarterback feels much better about his growth this season, compared to this time in 2016.

Jackson also added that he is about 15 pounds heavier than last season, but that weight hasn’t slowed him down at all.

On defense, senior linebacker Trevon Young is a sight for sore eyes this season. After missing out the entire 2016 campaign recovering from a major injury, Young is back on the practice field and looking strong. Petrino was very pleased with Young’s recovery and says he his showing shades of his 2015 season.

Garrett Moore

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