On Monday afternoon Bobby Petrino had his usual weekly press conference where he briefly recaps his team’s previous game and looks ahead to the next opponent on the schedule.

Petrino started the presser by talking about his team’s improvement over the past two weeks and how they’ll prepare for Saturday’s regular season finale. After sharing some initial thoughts on Kentucky and acknowledging the importance of the game, Petrino didn’t have much more to say about the Wildcats.

“When you win it makes life a lot easier,” Petrino said. “There’s no question about that. It’s a rivalry game. There’s a lot of them being played this weekend. That’s the great thing about having it the last game of the year. It’s rivalry weekend.  You want bragging rights, you want to be able to use it in recruiting. It’s a big game for us.”

Petrino was eventually asked about last year’s game, which was the first time he’d lost to Kentucky as the UofL head coach in seven games against the Wildcats. Needless to say, he didn’t want to go there.

“We prepare for this game just like we do every game,” when asked about watching the film from last year’s loss to the Wildcats. “I’d really like to talk about our team. That’s what I’d like to do.”

There are plenty of reasons to love having Bobby Petrino as the head coach at the University of Louisville. The fact that he enjoys beating the rival more than the fans may be the biggest reason.

Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.