University of Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield said last month he wanted more former players to spend time with his current players.
Satterfield said he believes it is essential for players in his roster to understand the history of the program.
“We need more of these guys hanging around,” Satterfield said at the ACC Football kickoff in Charlotte, NC. “I think it’s important for the program.”
Well, Satterfield must have been happy this week.
Former U of L stars Michael Bush, Bilal Powell and Jamon Brown were all in training on Friday morning. Bush and Brown were back on Saturday morning, watching the Cardinals’ scrum for two hours at Cardinal Stadium.
Former U of L offensive lineman Eric Wood and wide receiver Mario Urrutia were also spotted in training this fall. Several U of L staff said more have been invited to games and the number of former players around the program will steadily increase.
“We love to see the vets and the old guys supporting us,” linebacker Yasir Abdullah said after practice on Friday.
It’s really nice to see Bush.
The former men’s high school All-American has scored more than 30 touchdowns in the NFL and has lived in Louisville since retiring seven years ago. But Bush told Cardinal Authority it was the first practice he had attended in 10 years, noting he had come to a few games and a spring game.
“I’ve played golf a few times with Coach (Stu) Holt and Coach Satterfield,” said Bush. “They told me to get out. I’m glad I did.”
The three former players in practice Friday are also former NFL guys. The three could be seen chatting with several players on the current roster, while Bush said former Manual star Aidan Robbins reached out to him to ask him a few questions about being a big fat guy. ball carrier.
Bush was also answering questions from Hassan Hall and first year Trevion Cooley.
Brown said he would “do anything to help these guys” on the current roster.
Just hanging out is a good start.
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