Louisville held its annual Media Day on Tuesday

Rick Pitino discussed the upcoming 2016-17 season at the program's annual Media Day on Tuesday

University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino spent a lengthy period with discussing the 2016-17 Cardinals during the program's annual Media Day on Tuesday afternoon.

Among the topics he discussed was how the new depth will allow for an even more up-tempo team this season.  Feeding off the defensive end, the Cardinals will look to run this season.

"It isn’t a new style it is just that we’ve confused a lot of people with our defense and playing our matchup zone and we have probably scrapped that and we are playing 95 percent man-to-man," said Pitino.  "It is much more the pressure that we are putting on ourselves right now is much more up-tempo in terms of the defensive pressure. We feel we have a deep bench, good shot blocking, so we are utilizing that more and the tempo is much more up-tempo, and even though we have always been an up-tempo team."

Pitino also shared his thoughts on the challenging schedule, the progress of each player and more.  Check out the raw video from the entire press conference in the player above.

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