"Coach (Rich) Brooks has already told us we made too many errors in the first game and if make same errors again we can lose the game. No one is overconfident," Lumpkin said. "We all know what we have to do.
"As a matter of fact, the tempo is getting picked up in practice. Everyone is excited, moving around. This is our first home game, our arch rival. You can't not be ready for this. You have to be excited for this. This is what you live for. This is Kentucky-Louisville. You want to keep the Governor's Cup here. You are not going to overlook them or think negative about them." <>Lumpkin makes no attempt to say this is just another game.
"No, it is not at all. It is completely different. Then after the Louisville game it will be completely different again when we go into SEC play. This is not Tennessee. This ain't Florida," Lumpkin said. "This is our rival and in a way there is going to be more adrenaline because these are your boys down the street. You know them. You know family members who know them. You have friends who are Louisville fans. There are bragging rights for the state of Kentucky."
"I lived about two minutes from the (Kentucky) border, so I heard about this game a lot. Coming here I knew about it. Once you sign your name on the scholarship, you know Louisville-Kentucky. Louisville-Kentucky and Tennessee-Kentucky and right now it is Louisville-Kentucky this week. We are all ready for it."