"We're excited. The Yum! Center was fantastic. The opening of (expanded) Papa John's was spectacular and to be able to sell out all of our games last year was a credit to Charlie Strong and the enthusiasm he brought to the program.
"All across the board all the sports had a phenomenal year. I think we can have an even better year this year. We've never been one to rest on our laurels. We look at last year across the board as a rebuilding one. There's going to be so many exciting things happen. Soccer has a great opportunity to make another run towards the national title. The cross country's, volleyball's, and both basketball teams are going to be strong. All the way through I think it's going to be an exciting year."
On NCAA rules compliance
"The most important thing is that they have class and integrity. I have a hard time sleeping anyway. I certainly don't want to go to bed thinking about [whether] my coach is doing something I should be worried about. That's the one thing I want to commend all 23 of our coaches. There fantastic at that [following NCAA rules]. We've had a great run with compliance and it's something I appreciate."
On the upcoming football season
"We've got a very young team. If we can stay healthy we could be good. But football is a tough game, a lot of injuries pop up. But I think the one great thing that we're going to have is great continuity on the coaching staff, a lot of young recruits that have a lot of energy and want to learn. And Charlie has already proven he's a master at taking very average players and turning them into very good players."
On the UL-UK football series
"We're not shy about saying it, we love it the first game, we love it on the third game, too," Jurich said. "We love playing the game. I think that's the most important thing. I don't want that to get lost. I think the coaches, the kids and all activities that surround it are fantastic. It's been great for both programs."