Mark Stoops recently received a contract extension at Kentucky, and the coach talked openly on Sunday night about what it’s meant to him to be in Lexington over 9 seasons.

This bowl season, Stoops’ Wildcats will play his alma mater, Iowa, in the Citrus Bowl, and Stoops said he loved playing there, and that his game jersey was placed in his late father’s casket. Stoops admitted to reporters on Sunday night that it will be a different feeling than playing other games.

Here’s a sampling of what he told the media: