Cantwell, Stripling keep the Cards a contender

Louisville's new duo of Hunter Cantwell and George Stripling is on the mark. So is NIU's Garrett Wolfe. But the ACC and ND's defense are not, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: September 18, 2006, 6:28 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Hunter Cantwell walked on Louisville's football team because no other school thought he could play quarterback in college -- at any level. Running back George Stripling accepted a scholarship from the Cardinals because none of the Division I-A powerhouses in his native Florida thought he was good enough to play on their teams.

Both Cantwell and Stripling figured they would play supporting roles this season, as Heisman Trophy candidates Brian Brohm and Michael Bush -- the "Derby City Duo" -- ...

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