The only person who can relate to the polarizing nature of Jameis Winston that’s currently involved with college football is Bobby Petrino.
This is a transitional year for Louisville in every sense of the word. These Cards still carry Charlie Strong’s DNA.
Todd Grantham is the first-year coordinator, but his switch to a 3-4 has resulted in a defense that ranks first in total defense, first in rushing defense, fourth in scoring defense and seventh in sacks.
When you see how Louisville has squashed opposing running backs, it makes you think maybe playing against Louisville’ is part of Karlos William’s punishment.
Meanwhile, Florida’s defense has fallen off somewhat minus Jeremy Pruitt, who departed FSU to replace Grantham on UGA’s staff.
A dozen years ago, unranked Louisville defeated fourth-ranked FSU at home. The win helped propel Louisville’s burgeoning profile forward. This win would hold less significance in the grand scheme, but it would knock FSU down a peg. At a time when they’re becoming one of the nation’s most detested programs.
Michael Dyer is rounding into form after rushing for 173 yards in his first start two weeks ago against NC State while Devante Parker reeled in nine catches for 132 yards.
Jameis Winston should be ready after practicing in a public park near a Joe’s Crab Shack all week.