The two head coaches - Bobby Petrino and Kevin Sumlin - leading their teams into the Music City Bowl on Wednesday night in Nissan Stadium met on the podium in front of the media on Tuesday at the Graylord Opryland Hotel.
Petrino said his Louisville team is "focused and ready" and noted the Cardinals come into the game after winning seven of their final nine games after starting the season at 0-3.
But Petrino also noted that Texas A&M is "fast and very well coached."
"One of the things that really jumps out at you when you put their video on is how fast they are and how talented they are and how well-coached they are," Petrino said. "But I've been really happy with our preparations. Some of the years are harder than others, but this year has been great, and our preparation, our guys have had great attitudes. They have worked hard.
"We have a bunch of young guys that like each other and like football, so there hasn't been any issues with being on time and practicing and doing things they are supposed to do. We try to balance our preparation and bowl experience. We are excited to be here in Nashville with our fans that will come down from Louisville and our fans that will join us here today and tomorrow."
Here's the video of the two coaches: