Tomorrow, ESPN's College GameDay will broadcast on campus at U of L for the very first time. This is an exciting time for fans, students and administration. Most of all though, this is an exciting time for Louisville Football. They don't bring their show to your school unless you're big time- and Louisville Football is certainly hitting the big time.
Consider Lamar Jackson for instance. He was relatively unknown last season until he had his coming out party on the national stage when he torched Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. Now, with two games in his sophomore campaign under his belt, he has already accounted for 1,015 total yards and 13 touchdowns as well as two ACC records. He set the mark for most touchdowns in a half with eight against Charlotte and most total yards in a game against Syracuse with 610... on top of hurdling a guy on his way to the house. Lamar Jackson is a definitive Heisman candidate now, and he's just getting started.
Louisville Football is just getting started. Bobby Petrino's return has ignited the offense into a juggernaut. Bobby is just doing Bobby things.
Todd Grantham meanwhile has been churning out NFL Draft selections on one of the stingiest defenses in the nation. Oh, and returning everyone that didn't graduate. That too. Louisville Football's biggest game ever is tomorrow.
If the Cards topple FSU with the national spotlight burning bright, our program will be solidified as big time- and a potential playoff contender. It will mark the true beginning of Louisville Football's elite status, and that is big time.
College GameDay is coming. Card Nation is ready. Hopefully the program is too.
GameDay doesn't come if you're not big time, and Louisville Football, led by the sophomore sensation Lamar Jackson, is big time. But we're on the cusp of being REALLY big time- the biggest time we've ever been.