Louisville assistants Terrell Buckley and Lamar Thomas had a healthy rivalry during their playing days at Florida State and Miami, but now they are great friends on Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville.
Charlie Strong spent 17 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Florida, working and waiting for his chance to be a head coach. He's now in charge at Louisville, which hopes to surprise the Gators in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Teddy Bridgewater's path to Louisville wasn't a direct one, as he faced adversity on the field and at home. But through his mother's own perseverance, the Cardinals' quarterback learned the power of inspiration.