Charlie Strong made his reputation on defense, but in two seasons he’s built a dynamic offense driven by young and athletic playmakers. Start with Teddy Bridgewater, recognized as one of the nation’s best true freshman quarterbacks after completing 64.5 percent of his throws for 14 touchdowns and also running for four more scores. Bridgewater is big, tenacious and poised.
Bridgewater’s biggest challenge will be settling on a favorite receiver. Strong went young at that position, too, last season. Three prime targets emerged — Eli Rogers, Michaelee Harris and DeVante Parker. Rogers is the most elusive, a threat to get past defensive backs on every route. Harris is Mr. Good Hands. Parker, at 6'3", is a prime target near the goal line with an amazing ability to grab the ball in crowds; six of his 18 receptions were for scores. Don’t forget possession receiver Scott Radcliff, who led the spring game with nine catches for 119 yards.A pretty good assessment, in my opinion, but think they may be off the mark saying UofL "built a dynamic offense driven by young and athletic playmakers". The potential is certainly there for that, but I think some are forgetting how excruciatingly stop and start our offense was last year.
I'm really excited for the upcoming season, juiced if you will, but we all need to resist the temptation from "fake juice", as Coach would say. It's going to be a process, especially on offense, and no one should expect a juggernaut from day one. That'll take two weeks, at least.