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Louisville adds two transfers

Louisville has added two defensive line transfers.

Tyler Harrell was a true freshman defensive end for Iowa this season, but did not see any action. He's listed at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds.

Randy Salmon originally signed with Louisville out of high school before heading to Hutchinson Community College for one season. He recorded 17 total tackles and one sack in 2009.

"Harrell has good size and moves very well, while Salmon is a big, physical player, who fills a huge need for us at the defensive tackle position next season," head coach Charlie Strong said.

Louisville loses its two starting interior defensive linemen from 2009 -- L.T. Walker and L.D. Scott. The Cardinals need a talent upgrade on the defensive line, especially at the end position.

But while Strong needs bodies, he also has to be careful to not rely too heavily on junior-college players. Former coach Steve Kragthorpe brought a lot of two-year players in, and while many turned out to be good players -- like linebackers Jon Dempsey and Chris Campa -- going that route doesn't do much to build for the long term.