Inside the Quarterbacks’ Studio at Louisville | WDRB.com
Last season, when quarterback Will Stein was injured in the second quarter of the University of Louisville’s game at Kentucky, Cardinals coaches turned to freshman Teddy Bridgewater. As with any first-year player, the offensive staff had to keep things simple.
They built on Bridgewater’s foundation from week to week, but it wasn’t until this past winter that they were able to sit down with Bridgewater and go deeper into his performance last season, and into what they want to do going forward.
This summer, Bridgewater and Stein have been immersed in a master’s level course in football film study, with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson acting as absentee professor. He can’t sit down with the players and conduct meetings, but his presence is palpable in the film room through the written word.
In an interview last week with WDRB.com, Watson shared a little bit about what that study experience is like for his quarterbacks.