Mon Aug 26 06:26pm EDT
Expectations are high for the 2013 University of Louisville football team but Charlie Strong says he's not feeling any pressure to win "a certain way" in order to impress the voters in the college football polls.
"No I really don't. I tell our players, 'As long as our coaches prepare you the right way and you go out with the right mental approach to the game. On that day, we have to be at our best. Play your best. That's all that matters.'"
All the pre-season chatter, the national buzz, the analytical speculation -- it's all just noise, as far as Strong is concerned. His top priority is assuring that his team keeps getting better. "Either you're growing or you're dying. getting better or becoming complacent, self-absorbed or cocky. We have to respect our opponents. It's all about us and the way we play and how we go about our business."