Kentucky: It’s not for everybody

Below is a complete transcript of the speech delivered at on Friday night.

How about this?

This is an incredible night to celebrate the things that make our program great … that make the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s basketball program the best in the country.

You are part of that program, the Big Blue Nation … The sixth man of basketball.

You lined up early … before there WAS a line … for a limited number of tickets to a practice … A PRACTICE …

Have I told you that you people are crazy?

24,000 strong tonight behind our players, but the Big Blue Nation extends far beyond the hallowed halls of college basketball’s greatest arena.

It’s a nation that stretches across 120 counties in Kentucky, all 50 states and to every country in the world.

We are borderless. We are everywhere. No corner is left untouched by the blue mist.

Read full transcript here.