In terms of new and exciting ideas, Calipari clearly is the master at Kentucky. But he hasnt got the market cornered on every idea. Mark Fox, the new coach at Georgia, started a new annual event known as “Media Madness”, for the local media covering Georgia, and the event looks brilliant. In it, Fox makes the media go through a workout in order to learn what it is like to play his offense and defensive schemes. The result? Well you get coaching from various guys on his staff (like former Cat Mark Pope above, who is the Director of Basketball Operations at Georgia now) and you learn how the schemes work. Great idea right?
I want you to think of the possibilities for this at UK. Leaving aside the people with potential minor basketball ability in the media (using that term VERY loosely, I would put Chip Cosby, Rick Bozich, Kent Taylor and me in that category), these could be your all star matchups:
Jerry Tipton vs Dick Gabriel
Rob Bromley vs Danielle Santoro
Alan Cutler vs Seth Davis
Larry Vaught vs Chris Cross
Eric Crawford vs “his bro” Jody Demling
The possibilities really are endless. We HAVE to make this happen…and what matchups would you like to see?