September 12th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is, in some ways, still a new-feeling facility. We still call the place where the University of Louisville used to play its games the “old” Cardinal Stadium. But the new stadium will turn 20 years old next September. When Howard Schnellenberger famously said the program was, “on a collision course with a national championship, the only variable is time,” a lot of people laughed. They did that because the program was light years away from others who had that realistic expectation. Louisville didn’t even have a conference affiliation, much less a tradition of any length from which to draw such aspirations. Schnellenberger was trying to sell a vision. Petrino is hoping to sell a reality. Either way, the signs of progress are evident in construction beams being lifted overhead, as well as in what’s happening on the field. – Eric Crawford, WDRB. Read More.

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