Jeff Brohm has quickly turned the Louisville football program around just months into his first season as head coach of the Cardinals.
Brohm and company, after getting the job, hit the transfer portal hard, adding several big-time contributors to the roster, including the team’s starting QB Jack Plummer. Plummer, after spending years at Purdue with Brohm, went to Cal for a year, and then decided to link up with his former coach at Louisville.
The addition of Plummer has been huge for the Cards. So far this year, he has thrown for 1,551 yards and 12 touchdowns, while also rushing for 67 yards and a score. His biggest weapon happens to be a transfer too.
The Cardinals’ leading receiver is also a transfer. Jamari Thrash came to Louisville from Georgia State, and he has been sensational at his new home already. Thrash has caught 30 passes for 519 yards (team-best) and six touchdowns. He has also ran for a touchdown.
Thrash has caught a touchdown pass in all but one game, and even had one in the Cardinals’ huge win over No. 10 Notre Dame last weekend. Oh yeah, did we mention that Louisville is now 6-0 on the year and ranked No. 14 in the nation? That’s right. The Cardinals put on a clinic against the Irish last week and picked up the huge 33-20 win.
DEVIN NEAL STEPS UP
In the win over Notre Dame, Louisville also featured the top transfer defensive performance. Devin Neal went off for eight tackles, 0.5 TFL, one pass defended and not one, but TWO interceptions off of Sam Hartman, ND’s prized transfer QB. On Monday, he was named ACC Player of the Week for his performance.
On the year, Neal has 32 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and four passes defended in addition to three interceptions.