December 21, 2009

Talented redshirts are waiting in the wings

One of the story lines to watch for the Louisville football program over the next few months will be the development of a group of players who redshirted this season to save a year of eligibility. The Cardinals redshirted a group of more than ten players, mostly freshman, and at least one player who will return to start in the defensive secondary.

Terrence Simien, a 6-3 safety, was injured in the second game of the season with a lacerated kidney. He never returned and is expected to be granted an additional year of eligibility, meaning he'll return next season with two seasons of eligibility remaining. A junior college transfer, Simien beat out several returning starters coming into the season and recorded ten tackles and one interception in his short season.

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