Jeff Goodman on the upcoming Louisville - UK game: "It's a rivalry game. I'm not saying that Louisville's nearly as talented [as UK], I think they're overrated as hell right now. But...I think Louisville's going to be up for this one and I think Rick's a better coach than Cal. Period."
PK: Me and Coach P these last couple of months, our relationship has skyrocketed. He listens to me, finally, and I always listen to him, but I didn’t want him to get any silly tech so I just had to calm him down. Try to at least.
"I told the guys they are the most loved team I've had at Louisville. I told them the fans see your effort, they see the way you never give up, and they love you for it."
FH: Are you under a microscope more when coaching at Kentucky compared with Louisville?
RP: It's not the microscope that Kentucky is under or Alabama football because there are other things in the life of a Louisville fan than just basketball.
Dancin’ with Pitino
"I say this very humbly, and I mean it," Pitino said. "There's not a doubt in my mind that I would not have won a championship with that basketball team. I didn't think it was a championship-caliber team."