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8-5, 3rd in ACC - Atlantic
Lamar Jackson can explode onto the scene in 2016 (1:44)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is embracing the high expectations surrounding quarterback Lamar Jackson and the program. "I'm excited about it. We embrace high expectations," Petrino said. "We've always had them here. Preseason polls are based on how you finished the year and what you have coming back. Obviously, Lamar finished the year very strong. He matured a lot. He had a really good spring. He understands the offense better, is making better decisions and throwing the ball with accuracy."

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Cards flying under the radar?

Most of Louisville's issues stem from the fact that the team just happens to be in the wrong division in the ACC. If QB Lamar Jackson can emerge alongside a loaded defense, watch out. Spring ball roundup (Insider)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Expectations for Louisville are sure to grow even higher following the spring game, where Lamar Jackson threw for a whopping 519 yards and eight touchdowns. Granted, Jackson racked up his big numbers against backups but there is an important takeaway to note: Jackson struggled with his accuracy as a true freshman last season. Through 15 spring practices, he is vastly improved in that area. "There's no question we can throw the ball better right now," coach Bobby Petrino told reporters after the game.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

When Louisville brought back Bobby Petrino in 2014, many criticized the decision - given his past track record and indiscretions. But athletic director Tom Jurich was adamant that he hired a changed Petrino. Headed into Year 3, high expectations await Petrino and Louisville this season -- and Jurich remains confident he will get the most out of Petrino for years to come. That's why Jurich just finished up a 7-year extension for Petrino worth $30.625 million. "I wanted to show everybody the confidence I have in him, the job that he's done and the job that he's doing," Jurich said.

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Petrino gets 7-year extension from Louisville

Louisville's Bobby Petrino will be the third-highest-paid coach in the ACC after getting a new seven-year deal that averages $4.375 million per season.

Kiper: Scheme versatility makes Rankins appealing (0:38)
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FBS teams with the most intact offenses

Florida State tops the list of FBS teams with the most returning offensive starters (11). Connecticut, Miami, Louisville and Kent State are tied for second most, with 10.

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Breaking down ACC Atlantic quarterback recruiting

This is a strong year for quarterbacks on the recruiting trail, and the names are coming off the board quickly headed into the spring evaluation period.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville is hiring West Virginia's Lonnie Galloway as co-offensive coordinator, according to a source. The Charleston Gazette-Mail first reported Galloway's move. Galloway replaces Garrick McGee, who last week left for the OC job at Illinois. Galloway is on his second stint as West Virginia's wide receivers coach, developing two Top 10 draft picks there (Kevin White and Tavon Austin). He has coached receivers at Wake Forest, Appalachian State and East Carolina. This looks like a strong move for Louisville's passing game, which ranked 46th nationally last year. Galloway was set to earn $375,000 this season after a recent contract extension.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino confirmed the departure of offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, saying in a statement, "He did a great job wherever we have coached together and I think he has a great football mind. I know it was a difficult decision for him because he's had such a close relationship with Lovie Smith, and he feels like this is the right move for him. I wish him nothing but success and I am grateful for his dedication through the years."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois is hiring Louisville's Garrick McGee as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, a source told ESPN. McGee held the same title at Louisville the past two seasons. Although the move is lateral in title, it gives McGee the chance to operate his own offense under a defensive-minded head coach. New Illini coach Lovie Smith helped recruit McGee to Arizona State as a quarterback when Smith was an ASU assistant in the early 1990s. McGee has experience both in the league and in the state after serving as Northwestern's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 2006-07. It will be interesting to see how Bobby Petrino replaces McGee at such a late date, but Petrino's own ability to call and operate the offense is a big plus.

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