Louisville falls short to Florida State, 35-31

Stop me in the event you’ve heard this one earlier than. Louisville has a powerful exhibiting within the first half, however their lead is not as massive appropriately due to their very own errors. This comes again to chew them within the second half as they lose an in depth one.

I do know I’m not the one one who’s sick and bored with watching this similar episode on repeat for the final three seasons.

This was a giant recreation. One that may, and can possible, set the trajectory of the season. Win, and the followers are again in your nook and the 7-8 win season you had been planning on is inside attain. Lose, and the followers begin searching for a manner out once more. This was as shut to a should win as they arrive in week 3 of a season, and the identical shortcomings which have plagued this workers and program the final three seasons returned.

While everybody hated to see Jordan Travis depart the sphere in the direction of the top of the primary half, I’d be mendacity if I wasn’t a little bit relieved as he’d been stellar for many of his recreation aside from his lone interception. It was time for the protection to feast as they did final week. And when Rodemaker got here in lots of UofL followers had been considering that the FSU offense would battle, however they ended up scoring the Travis-led offense.

There are so many issues one can level to that in the end triggered Louisville to lose this recreation. There had been poor selections within the kick/punt return video games, there have been predictable and uninspiring calls as soon as once more on offense, there have been again breaking penalties on each side of the ball, and the checklist goes on. But the fixed is that this workers. I felt like I used to be watching the identical horror movie for the billionth time, though I used to be someway dumb sufficient to consider it’d finish in another way this time.

Im positive there can be a whole lot of opinions as to when the sport was lastly misplaced for good, however for me I am unable to get previous the eerie and unsettling feeling that got here after the Cards kicked a discipline aim to take the lead, 31- 28, with 11:51 within the fourth quarter.

The crowd that had been loud and raucous all recreation went quiet. The vitality went out of the constructing. And everybody ready for the worst.

Think about that. With the lead, loads of time left, and FSU’s finest participant out of the sport, your entire stadium had already misplaced hope.

That’s a fanbase that is turn into all too accustomed to what to count on from their present teaching workers.

I do know there are many haters, however I genuinely consider that almost all of followers need Scott Satterfield to achieve success at Louisville. We’ve made an terrible lot of excuses for him and we maintain shifting the aim posts for this man. There are so many occasions in his stint at Louisville the place we have stated “simply do that,” and he is fallen short.

Every time you suppose he and his workers, significantly Bryan Brown, have turned a nook, they revert proper again to their outdated methods. It’s what makes them so irritating. You by no means know which model of them you are going to get and the outcomes are sometimes infuriating. We’re all simply alongside for the curler coaster of nonstop highs and lows.

Like the Syracuse recreation, there’s rather a lot to digest and rather a lot to parse by way of so as to perceive regardless of the hell simply occurred. But tonight I feel the primary factor on everybody’s thoughts is that they are bored with doing this.

They’re bored with making excuses for the “good guys” in control of this system. They’re bored with seeing the identical flawed philosophies maintain this program again. They’re bored with being prepared to hearth the coach one week and prepared to root them on the following.

For a program that is had a whole lot of proud moments of their fast ascension by way of the ranks of school soccer, I feel at this second followers simply need one thing they know they’ll consider in and one thing they’ll see development in. The rollercoaster that Scott Satterfield has us on is actually not that, and I’m unsure there’s a lot religion in what lies forward.

After the Syracuse loss in week one I wrote about how scared I used to be that the fanbase’s total feeling was apathetic. But tonight it bothered me much more how the fanbase was so determined to have enjoyable and get behind the staff just for them to lose all hope after we had the lead with 11:51 to go within the recreation.
That’s what bothers me most. I would like to really feel like we all the time have an opportunity to win. I would like the enjoyable that the followers had been having within the first half to keep. But greater than something I desire a teaching workers I can consider in.

I assume we’ll see what occurs over the following 9 video games, however I’m not going to make the error of considering this film ends in another way once more.

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