Slowly but surely, the thoughts around the Louisville football program concerning former Los Fresnos star Mario Benavides have been shifting.
From: "Oh, no, how will a redshirt freshman from a school I've never heard of ever replace one of the finest linemen in Cardinals history?"
To:"Hey, this guy has a chance to be a pleasant surprise this year!"
And eventually: "Can you believe we had Eric Wood & Mario Benavides for 8 straight seasons?"
The road to the NFL starts here for the Falcon-turned-Redbird.