Quotes from the locker room - U of L vs. UK

Here are a few quotes from the locker room after Louisville's 32-14 victory to open the season against rival Kentucky.

U of L head coach Charlie Strong: "Anytime you pay a rival game you want to go win that football game and that is what our focus was; not only that game but we want to win them all if we can. But that was a big win for us."

U of L head coach Charlie Strong: "We went into the game knowing we were going to start Jeremy (Wright at RB) and that Senorise (Perry) was going to play a lot. You need two running backs. . . . So I just said, just keep running those backs and lets just pound them, lets pound them."

UK head coach Joker Phillips: "They're a good football team. They're a good football team and didn't turn the ball over. A good football team runs the football, a good football team tackles, a good football team gets themselves off the field on third down."

U of L QB Teddy Bridgewater: "The run game started all back in the spring. Those guys run behind the offense line and they put the team on their backs. . . . This means a lot. We trained hard all spring and it feels good to see that all of our hard work does pay off."

U of L RB Jeremy Wright: "The coaches really pushed us all and each back helped sharpen the other in practice to get the best out of each other. We don't care who does it as long as somebody is doing it."

U of L RB Senorise Perry: "We practiced it and we executed it, so it felt easy to us. We have to stay hungry, we have to stay hungry."

U of L DB Hakeem Smith: "It feels good. We are showing the world what we can do and that we are not a pushover.",

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