Tagged with college sports

Yahoo ranks Mario Benavides among best interior linemen

According to Mike Huguenin at Yahoo! Sports, Louisville’s heralded Center Mario Benavides is the #20 interior lineman in college football, and “should be the best lineman in the Big East” this season.

20. C Mario Benavides, Louisville

Particulars: 6-4/280, Sr.; Los Fresnos (Texas) High
Buzz: He will be a four-year starter for the Cardinals. In his first three seasons, Benavides has made it through just one (his redshirt freshman season in 2009) unscathed. He missed one game in 2010 and missed the first three games last season. He also missed spring drills, but is 100 percent and should be the best lineman in the Big East.

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Gorgui Dieng foul situation: key to the postseason

Here’s a layman’s analysis of the correlation between Gorgui Dieng’s fouling and Louisville’s success. I wrote it after the USF game so it doesn’t incorporate any stats from the Dome Disaster. As Louisville fans struggle to rationalize the team’s unexpected slump in the wake of the senior night USF loss, this analysis turns its attention … Continue reading


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