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Petrino: Louisville offense has room for growth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - First-year Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is well known for his offensive expertise and the high expectations he places on his quarterback to make his multiple sets work.

Even in the first week of practice.

The Cardinals' initial workouts have yielded encouraging signs about presumed starting QB Will Gardner and other offensive skill players. But Petrino said the whole unit has a way to go to be productive and has expects improvement over the next few practices.

Execution on both sides of the ball is important for Louisville as it prepares to enter the Atlantic Coast Conference. With defending national champion Florida State, Clemson and Notre Dame on the schedule, the Cardinals must be able to put points on the board and Petrino believes that objective starts with practice proficiency.

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