LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- John Calipari got some support from an unlikely source.

Speaking during a press conference on the Cards road game with SMU, Rick Pitino said he believes Calipari "isn't going anywhere."Pitino also said that Calipari is "excellent" at what he does and says UK "can't get any better than John Calipari."

Pitino also referenced the fanatic Kentucky fan base, saying "they feel religiously they are going to hell" if they don't make it to a game.