Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year From LSB

Posted: December 31, 2009 by Bacon in Posted by Larry Loobers

Louisville Sports Buzz wants to wish everyone a  Happy New Year and thank you all for your support over the the last year. We here at LSB look forward to continue to bring the city of Louisville and the state of Kentucky the best sports insight into 2010.

Harris is ranked 30th among all wide receivers

It may be a “dead period” in college football recruiting but that hasn’t slowed down new Louisville coach Charlie Strong from bringing in big name recruits.

According to Howie Lindsey and Rivals.com Louisville has landed yet another big name Florida recruit, this time its 4-star wide receiver Michaelee Harris of Miami Northwestern.

Harris is listed as 6’0  185 pounds and runs a 4.5 40 yard dash according to several recruiting websites. He chose the Cardinals over Miami (Fl), Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Mississippi State, UCF.

Michaelee Harris is also now the second player from Miami Northwestern to commit to the Cards, joining running back Corvin Lamb. This might not be the last time Louisville fans hear this school mentioned in recruiting as Louisville and coach Strong are also going after talented defensive tackle Todd Chandler.

Brian Brohm Makes Debut

Posted: December 27, 2009 by Bacon in Posted by Larry Loobers

Former Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm made his 1st NFL start today for the Buffalo Bills against the Atlanta Falcons. While the game may have not gone as desired by Brohm, he still didn’t play to bad for a guy who just joined the team less than two month ago.

Brohm finished the day 15/29 passing for 146 yards but two interceptions and a QB rating of only 43.2. The Bills would lose their tenth game on the season to the Falcons 31-3

While Brian may not have to many great stories to take from this game he did leave with one bit of trivia. Late in the 3rd quarter Brian connected with Terrell Owens over the middle for a 15 yard gain. It would be Owens 1,000 reception of his career.

Exactly 13 years and 2 months to the day (10/27/96), Brian’s older brother Jeff Brohm had hit Terrell Owens for a 20 yard TD pass (Owens 2nd of his career) to beat the than Houston Oilers 10-9. Terrell Owens may not have many fans in the NFL but I know a brother tandem at quarterback  that have zero bad things to say about him.

Regardless of how any UK fan would like to spin it, they would have loved to have won this game.  Do yourself a favor and record or watch this game if you haven’t seen it before.  UK tied the game at the end and then got absolutely dominated in the OT.  If you want to see an offensive explosion by a great UofL team, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Here is the link to watch the entire overtime.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21E5dojwdXY

Breaking : Sanford to be named OC

Posted: December 22, 2009 by robjoneslyes in Posted by Rob Jones

Looks like new Louisville coach Charlie Strong has made a decision on at least one of his coordinators for his inaugural season. Former UNLV head coach Mike Sanford will be named Tuesday as the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach according to multiple sources.

Mike Sanford, not to be confused with the Mark Sanford( South Carolina congressmen who had the South American fling), did not have much success as head-coach at UNLV compiling a 15-43 record in 5 years. think about it though, who has EVER had success in Vegas other than Jerry Tarkanian and a few ladies at the Bunny Ranch? However, previous to his first HC gig, Sanford was the offensive coordinator for Urban Meyer at Utah from 2003-05. There his offense averaged 45+ points while going 12-0 in 2004. His duties included grooming a quarterback that ended up being the #1 pick in the draft, Alex Smith. Sanford has also previously coached in the NFL as an assistant with the Sand Diego Chargers and in college with Notre Dame, USC, Purdue and Stanford.

What this means is Louisville is likely to run something similar to the Spread Option that both Utah and Florida. I would expect Strong and Sanford to add their own wrinkles,  but it should look rather similar.

On the defensive side, Strong will be the main coach but he will bring on a coordinator to help when he is bogged down with head duties. My sources say it’s down to two candidates – Florida Cornerback coach Vance Bedford and Tennessee LB’s coach Lance Thompson. Both are hot commodities among the assistant coaching ranks and whichever Strong chooses should be an asset to the program. 

Stay tuned to LSB for any details on this story…

Holiday Podcast Schedule

Posted: December 21, 2009 by robjoneslyes in Freak Stuff

Happy Holidays from all of us at LSB. The LSB crew has some family matters and such to take care of over the next week so here is the schedule for you die-hard podcast listeners…

The Freak Show with John Renshaw–  Tuesday 3:00-5:00 PM est

The Evening Buzz – Tonight 8:30-10:30 PM est & Tuesday 8:30-10:30 PM

The Kentucky Fantasy Football Hour will return next week at its normal time (Monday 7-8 PM est) for those of you needing last-minute advice for the upcoming fantasy championship games.

All shows will return to their normal schedules next week. Make sure and tune in for some huge upcoming announcements and, as always, scintilating sports talk without a hidden agenda.