So, what now?
Against Georgia Tech, it was do or die time. Louisville stuck to its guns and gave a ton of time again to veterans. But now, it’s time to press the reset button.
Time for a fresh start
What does that entail? More than likely, it means that the coaching staff starts over from scratch. Louisville football just lost by 19 to a team that may finish last in the ACC Conference- That is, if the Cardinals don’t finish last themselves. We have reached a pretty low point that may only be exacerbated in the next three weeks with two top 25 match-ups on the horizon.
Every position should be up for grabs. From quarterback to long snapper, every player should have to earn his spot in the rotation. That’s the only way to ensure that the staff fields the best team that is the most bought-in.
Throwing out the old game plan
Lastly, Louisville will need to re-evaluate the game plan. Whatever the plan has been through four games has simply been ineffective. The Cards’ defense has rarely hit home with pass rushes, struggled to force turnovers, been gashed in the middle of the field, and given up big plays at the worst possible times. The offense has been out of rhythm and out of sorts, failing to protect the quarterback. The play-calling has been generic and predictable.
It’s time to blow up whatever Louisville has been doing for the first portion of the season and rebuild going forward.
For Louisville football fans, this will just mean patience for a good chunk of the rest of the season. Things could get uglier before they get better.