Five Reasons Why Louisville Might Not Spark a Turnaround This Season

Posted by Jonathan Lintner on December-10-2009 Add Comments

It’s practically a Rick Pitino trademark for how his Louisville Cardinals run a season. They start slow, losing to a few schools they should have instead rolled, and storm through the Big East and into March on a hot streak.

Even with that known, Pitino has managed to strike fear into fans before the New Year…again.

The Cardinals sit at 5-2 with losses to UNLV and Charlotte. Meetings against in-state foes Western Kentucky and No. 4 Kentucky loom within the next month, and Louisville jumps right into conference play with a showdown against No. 3 Villanova.

The Cardinals have recovered in the past, but for many reasons, this year could be different.

1. Terrence Williams, Earl Clark still n...

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