Teddy Bridgewater on why he chose Louisville and what it was like to grow up in Miami
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater joined the show to talk about his season and his Heisman chances.
Bridgewater talked about how he landed at Louisville. He said that he was blown away by the atmosphere. He went to a basketball game and fans were chanting his name. He told Dan that he was going to go to Miami, but when Randy Shannon left and the program appeared to be on the way down, so he decided not to go there.
Bridgewater described the area he grew up in in Miami: “It was a pretty rough area. We moved a couple times. I had to adjust and make new friends. … It’s something you don’t see on TV. On TV you see beaches … I grew up on the other side of the bridge.”
Bridgewater said that his mother provided the structure to help him avoid some of the pitfalls in the neighborhood he grew up in. He said that he was heavily involved in church and the choir.
Bridgewater said that he is a big fan of Johnny Manziel and befriended him at the Elite 11 in Oregon. “We shot the basketball around,” Bridgewater said. “We were dunking the ball. We had a good time.” Bridgewater said Manziel could get up and was “windmilling” and doing fancy dunks.
Bridgewater also commented on Alabama. He said he thinks that they could compete with Alabama.