University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino doesn't make a big deal about it.
But Petrino's record against rival Kentucky is not bad - in fact he's undefeated while the coach at Louisville.
"It doesn't take you long to understand the rivalry," Petrino said on Monday, telling a story of his first year.
Petrino is 5-0 all-time as the U of L coach against Kentucky heading into Saturday's game at noon, while the Cardinals have won four in a row in the series against the Wildcats. The teams meet on Saturday at noon.
"I pretty much remember every game (in the rivalry)," Petrino said.
Petrino's lone loss in a game against UK came while he was coaching at Arkansas. He has a 6-1 mark as a coach against the Wildcats, but said it's a little more tense when he's been the Louisville coach.
"I remember when I first came here and moved out into Glenmary and walked out of my front door and saw a Kentucky flag right across the street," Petrino said. "And the hair on the back of my neck stands up. How can this happen? What is this? But that’s how it is. Louisville being the big city. A lot of Kentucky fans live right next door to you. Then you get to go to a basketball game and see that atmosphere, that competiton.
“My first game out here in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium was a very hot game. They were packing guys to the hospital. Couch was throwing touchdowns and Redman was throwing touchdowns. I remember all of that. It doesn’t take you long to understand about a rivalry.”
The rivalry started back in 1912 and the two schools have met annualy since 1994.
Louisville has won four consecutive games in the rivalry series and is up 13-8 in the modern series. UK won the first six games - between 1912-1924 - of the series but the all-time series is now 14-13 in favor of UK.
U of L has not lost to UK in Lexington since a 31-27 decision in 2009. The teams are 8-8 all-time in Lexington.