Originally Posted by Cedric
Louisville is irrelevant in CFB to most. Other than for a few years they just haven't mattered.
I've went to UC for undergrad and Ohio State for grad school. It's easy to see the programs with tradition and staying power and the one's who won't sustain.
Tradition, stadium, and strong recruiting base are the keys, IMO.
I'm not quite following your argument. Are you talking about the ability to sustain a successful football program or to sustain relevancy? I'm suggesting that UofL has the foundation in place to sustain a successful program not relevancy. Relevancy comes with success. Miami was not relevant for a wide portion of this decade and Michigan is irrelevant currently. In fact, while Ohio St has been successful and relevant during the Tressel years they even endured some years where no one cared about them during Cooper's reign.
So, I agree that just like many other schools, UofL has dropped off the national scene for two years. They're hardly alone in that fall and have the framework in place to return, likely starting this year to a small degree.
I guess time will tell.