When he was an active coach Lou Holtz was famous for telling the media how great his team's next opponent was, regardless of the facts. To Lou, there was no such thing as an inferior opponent, no such thing as an easy game and every team on the schedule was the second coming of the 1972 Miami Dolphins. In reality, it's probably what made Lou a very good coach - and it's also what makes him a terrible broadcaster (that and his really weird voice).
It's too early in his head coaching career to tell if Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe will achieve Lou's level of success, however, his comments to the media this week prove one thing - he's taking Lou's approach when talking to the press.
This quote might be my favorite of the season so far -
"We've got to get back off the mat and get ready to play a Syracuse team that is very, very dangerous and very sound on the defensive side of the ball. They bring pressure from a lot of different angles and they have a variety of fronts. On the offense side of the ball I think the QB is playing more efficiently every time he plays, and they have some big-play guys on the outside. So, we've got a challenge."
While I wouldn't expect Coach Krapthorpe to come out and say Syracuse sucks, if you're ever standing next to him and he tells you it's raining, you better make sure he's not pissing on your shoe. You can read more here.