Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the Louisville Cardinals. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
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Can Louisville leap above ACC heavyweights?
The Cardinals have a problem. They're a team with an impressive QB as well as a ton of other returning starters, but they get overshadowed by brand names in their division. One of our writers sees Louisville as the most underrated team in the AP Top 25. Most pressing questions (Insider)
For most exciting player, the Herbie goes to ...
Kirk Herbstreit names Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Texas A&M's Christian Kirk, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers, Houston's Greg Ward Jr. and Alabama's Tim Williams as nominees for the nation's "most exciting player." 2016 Herbies
It ain't cheap to attend games these days. So if you're going to plunk down hard-earned cash for tickets, who's the guy on each top 25 team who single-handedly makes it worth your while?
What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.
Todd McShay ranks the top 10 cornerbacks and safeties on his draft board heading into the 2016 college football season, including Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas.
Louisville played the big boys tough last season, and with QB Lamar Jackson aiming to build off a dazzling bowl turn, big things are expected in 2016.
The ACC figures to provide some explosive matchups this season, and ESPN's reporters expect Clemson to continue its dominance.
Todd McShay ranks the top inside and outside linebackers on his draft board headed into the 2016 college football season, including Alabama's Tim Williams.
There's plenty of talent in the ACC, with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson at the top of the list of our all-conference team.
Fields named to All-American team
LB Devonte Fields was Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year while at TCU. Last season at Louisville, he finished with 22.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. Now in better shape, more is expected this season. All-American team
Garnet and gold, Clemson's orange, and Miami's too. Pitt's classic look and Louisville's angry birds, who's uniforms are the best?
Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey ... yep, familiar faces dominate the ESPN preseason All-American team. But there are plenty of fresh faces on the rise too.
Petrino has Louisville ranked again
Louisville is No. 19 in the preseason AP Poll. The last time the Cardinals were ranked in the preseason was 2013. They've been ranked six times in school history, all since 2002. Bobby Petrino's first stint in Louisville started in 2003. AP Top 25
Louisville's next great hope at QB
Lamar Jackson had a sterling freshman season with 1,840 yards passing and 12 touchdowns plus 960 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns. With one year under Jackson's belt, head coach Bobby Petrino has a star in the making. Top breakthrough players for 2016: 10-1 (Insider)
Now is as good a time as any to unveil our ACC preseason position rankings. Today, we rank the front seven.
We're down to the top 10, the players called upon to replace top draft picks, fulfill insane recruiting hype and possibly became Heisman candidates.
Veterans like Derwin James (FSU) and Josh Harvey-Clemons (Louisville) give the Seminoles and Cardinals the ACC's most complete secondaries.
Clemson enters the season with the ACC's best group of pass-catchers, a unit featuring good size, veteran savvy, and exciting young talent.
Will the ACC move to a nine-game conference schedule? Two teams who voted for eight games in 2014, Virginia Tech and Pitt, could be swayed to change.
No matter who you like as the No. 1 stable of backs, we all can agree the ACC is loaded with proven commodities at the position.
Last year's CFP teams all look like title threats again in 2016. But who can challenge Alabama's budding dynasty? Here's Phil Steele's top 40, which starts with Florida State.
The Cardinals are solid almost everywhere, and potentially spectacular at QB with star Lamar Jackson. The trick is, can Louisville leap past ACC top dogs Clemson and Florida State?
Record-setting Clemson signal-caller Deshaun Watson tops our preseason quarterback rankings in the ACC.
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