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Charlie Strong: Looking to earn respect

Charlie Strong doesn't feel that Louisville is getting the respect that they deserve.

After starting off 2-4, the Cardinals rattled off wins in five of their last six games to finish at 7-5 and earned a share of the Big East crown with Cincinnati and West Virginia.

Strong felt that achievement warranted more than three Cardinals being selected to the Big East all conference teams (the fewest of any conference team), but understands that they are "a team that’s still young that needs to get better. Then someday we’ll get the respect we need to gain.”

“People thought Boise couldn't get it going and look at what they’re doing, you think about Virginia Tech — no one thought Virginia Tech could get it going. Look what they’re doing. Kansas State, look what they’re doing. So why can’t we take this program, build this program and watch it grow and develop?”

Louisville will take on NC State in the Belk Bowl on December 27th at 8 on ESPN.