Strong embracing high expectations for Louisville

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Associated Press

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Charlie Strong has brought respectability back to Louisville in his first two seasons. Now there's hope he can return the Cardinals to their greatest heights in year three.

Strong has rebuilt the Cardinals after Bobby Petrino bolted for the NFL followed by the Steve Kragthrope era. Louisville is the preseason pick to win the Big East, and Strong is embracing those lofty expectations. He's telling his Cardinals to work hard to reach outsiders' lofty predictions.

Strong says that's who the Cardinals are now and that if someone thinks that highly of them, they should go show them. He says work is the key to get to that level.

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