Just being able to make on the field for last week’s game vs. N.C. State was a step in the right direction for Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander, who missed four games with a sprained knee.
Now that Alexander made it through the game, he’s confident he can return to a larger role in the Cardinals’ defense.
Alexander still isn’t 100 percent but issued a statement that should be music to Louisville fans’ ears.
“Expect to see more of me this weekend,” Alexander said to Jake Lourim of The Courier Journal. “Definitely.”
Against N.C. State, Alexander played one snap in the first quarter to test his knee and saw more time in the second half.
A healthy Alexander is vital to Louisville improving a unit ranked 79th in the nation in pass defense.
“The system is the system, but when Jaire’s playing, I think the other guys have more confidence because they know what kind of player he is,” secondary coach Lorenzo Ward said Wednesday. “It makes the entire defense better.”
Louisville hosts Boston College on Oct. 14 at 12:20 p.m. (EST).
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