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Is it Polson time?

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That’s the notion that seems to floating around in Cal’s head a little bit, at least according to what he said yesterday [via Cat Scratches]:

“I think I’m going to try to play Jarrod a little bit,” Calipari said. “They played one-on-one a little bit, the guys that aren’t playing, and Jarrod won going away because he played harder. Well, then he should be out there. Why shouldn’t he be playing? Give him a chance. So I may throw him in the game.”

So there you go. Cal seems to have made a habit of picking a different guy who he says is going to see increased playing time, only to run pretty much the same rotation all year. So, needless to say, it’ll be pretty surprising if this really happens. But, if it does, I’m all for it. Polson has put in ample time keeping Enes Kanter company this year, and now that Enes has clipboard responsibilities, the Nicholasville freshman might as well see some clock. But remember…if he comes in the game, just run the offense.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

55 Comments for Is it Polson time?



  1. Bill
    12:10 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Free Polson



  2. BOgle
    12:15 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Think South Carolina’s students are aware enough to yell “SHOOOT” everytime he touches the ball if given minutes?



  3. Janet Jackson's Boob
    12:19 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I think if Polson came in during a competitive game, UK fans would refrain from the moronic SHOOOOOOOT cheers.

    Agree or disagree?



  4. Al's IndiCats
    12:21 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    JJB I agree



  5. Dennis
    12:22 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Jarrod is a better player than given credit for . I do not see many bad plays from him when in a game and seems to play to the offense and keeps his head in the game. He may not be a big offensive threat but he will not hurt us when on the floor.



  6. huge ky fan
    12:22 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    i like to here this. polson is talented for a walk on freshmen. he goes out there and plays his all. no other freshmen on the team plays as hard as him. i think he could be a 7th man



  7. huge ky fan
    12:22 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    hear



  8. Just wondering
    12:26 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    If Cal STARTED Polsen would Ky fans be yelling SHHHHOOOOOOOOTTTT?



  9. tmark14
    12:29 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    great kid but will not play.



  10. Boss Hogg
    12:29 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Cal always says this crap. Says he’s gonna play Hood and Polson more but it never happens. Cal needs to keep his grill closed if he’s not gonna tell the truth.



  11. People
    12:30 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    CoachCal will not play Polson when it counts. I cannot believe you are falling for CoachCal “speak”.



  12. Nassau65
    12:30 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    3. agreed. get’s on my nerves too, and i’m sure Polson would rather them not do it. He’s not a friggin mascot, and it probably embarrasses him.



  13. MM
    12:31 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I called this weeks ago; that will be $9.99.



  14. markky
    12:33 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Polson is starting at pg with Knight,Lamb,Liggins,Miller and we are playing WKY sunday evening-this is what Cal meant…I hope.



  15. AwayJersey
    12:40 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I guess I’ll say what everyone else wants to say but won’t. I’d rather see JP checking in than Eloy.



  16. Boss Hogg
    12:44 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Justice plays minutes for Loserville and they’ve only lost 1 game in the best conference. Cal needs to grow a pair and play the kids with heart. I remember a UK team full of heart (Farmer etc) that nearly beat Duke that year and Duke was full of all americans.



  17. MM
    12:46 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    #16 Justice is a better player than Polson.



  18. minton
    12:47 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Shhhoooooooooooot!!!!!!!!!!



  19. huge ky fan
    12:50 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    17 u dont no tht because justice knows hes got to step his shit up while polson is scared to but he is talented plus he dont get enought pt to tell



  20. Big Blue 66
    12:59 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    16. you go get a whole team full of those heart players, Ill take the top 10 players and lets toss it up. your little heart team would get thumped. If Polson has shown Cal enough talent and work, then let him play. If all you need to play ball at UK and get minutes is heart, hell half the posters on here would be on the team.



  21. andy
    1:04 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know many teams that won championships because they played kids with big hearts. You play the best players and Polson isn’t one of them. Same story in football, no matter how down Florida is their 5 star freshman will beat our coached up 2 star seniors.



  22. Stickman
    1:06 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Oh, put me in, Coach – I’m ready to play today

    I know, different sport, but I bet most of you guys are too young to catch the reference.

    And I’d like to see Polson play, he’s from the Hickolasville area where I keep my domicile (He’s actually a Wilmoron I think, but Wilmore is basically Nicholasville south).



  23. Mr Schwump
    1:15 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    SSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT



  24. shadowboxer
    1:16 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t care about who is perceived to have a heart and who doesn’t. Put the players on the floor who give us the best chance of winning. If that is Polson, great. If not, put in the next guy. So far, Hood is not the answer. He looks completely lost and nervous. So yeah, give Polson a shot. Apparently, he is a beast in practice.



  25. Rupp
    1:23 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    The starting lineup should be:
    Polson
    Hood
    Harrleston (sp)

    That is all.



  26. Alan Cutler's Flatulence
    1:29 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Randall Cobb and Jarrod Polson in the backcourt would dramatically increase the number of teenage girls watching UK games. Whose team are you on? Team Randall or Team Jarrod?



  27. Polson is the man!
    1:40 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Jarrod should have won Mr. Basketball over Elisha Justice. Coach Cal is making a very good move by playing Jarrod more!



  28. Big D
    1:42 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Good stuff guys. Keep it up.



  29. Westjessamine
    1:43 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Polson is 100x better than justice, i hope he finally SHOOTS



  30. Matt from Hodgenville
    1:50 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Polson needs to shut the hell up and shoot the ball when Cal puts him in. Listen kid, you’re in the game because we’re up by thirty and you’re a fan favorite. If you don’t like that role, then quit the team and go play for Transy where you’re more likely to get quality minutes and we’ll find someone else to be the token white boy who will SHOOT THE DAMN BALL!



  31. Rick Ross
    1:51 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Polson dropped 44 in the State Tourney on Justice. not on justice’s team, but on Justice.

    there you have it–in their head to head match-up: Polson destroyed Justice. After this happened, Cal asked Polson to start practicing.

    Justice is thicker, but less athletic. Justice has to play because Louisville is so weak handed at the PG. Siva much like Sosa is hit or miss. When Siva is off, Pitino is forced to go with Justice.



  32. Hal Mumme
    2:01 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I thought the deal was that if you performed in practice that you earned minutes in the game? Does that just apply to 4* & 5* players and all others ride the pine just because you are a walk on or bottom feeder!!! Come on Cal fair is fair. If he’s kicking ass then let the kid get the time that he earned. That might help wake up some of the head cases.



  33. Jordan
    2:11 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Off topic:
    No worries, even though Syracuse just had 34,000 people show up for today’s game against Villanova, UK is still on pace to win the attendance crown. With an average of 23,245 packed into Rupp in comparison to 21,110 for the Carrier dome….yea this was my research project for the day.



  34. Just saying
    2:14 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    16. UL has only lost one game in “the best conference” because they have played the 4 worst teams in the conference, and today they get the 5th. They lost by 15 to Nova and then have padded their schedule with wins over St Johns, Marquette, Seton Hall and South Florida, and today get Providence. The Big East has 16 teams and 6 of them are scheduled to NOT make the tournament, and UL has beaten 4 (likely 5 today) of those teams. After today the schedule changes a touch as they will play West Va, then at UConn, and at Gtown.



  35. Just saying
    2:16 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    good luck to Polson, if he gets 5 minutes I just hope he makes good use of it



  36. jhood
    2:30 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    20) i would love to take that bet!!! did you read the paper? polson was beating your athletes in ONE ON ONE!! smart palyers will beat talent 9/10 times. try and watch a duke game once and awhile. funny how we had all the 1st round pics last year. surely with all that talent we took home the banner didnt we? hood would be starting at duke now if he had went there and kicking every one’s ass! a layup counts the same points as a dunk!



  37. Assistant coach # 23,501
    2:38 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Coachspeak – that`s all – coachspeak.



  38. Assistant coach # 23,501
    2:43 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I would take Jarrod over Saul Smith any day of the week – ANY day.



  39. hmmmm
    2:44 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    36.) Learn how to read. He was going against the bench players…. “They played one-on-one a little bit, THE GUYS THAT AREN’T PLAYING, and Jarrod won going away because he played harder.”



  40. Rza
    2:44 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    is this site frozen?



  41. UTVOLS
    2:56 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    The VOLS will crush UK both times this year. You cant count on that!



  42. billy
    3:00 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    If it comes to this Kkentucky is in real trouble this year. I have seen many highschool players better than he is or can help Kentucky. Check this player out. Ryankleffer.com



  43. billy
    3:04 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    The reason Farmer, Pelphrey and Feldhaus did so well was because of the coaching of Pitino. He made them good players. He said himself that he would not have recruited them. When it came to final fours they couldn’t produce against the best teams in the country. Yes they did have heart though.



  44. stiawc
    3:24 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    We know this team s in trouble when he might get some playing time



  45. Danny Stayvethan
    3:39 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Polson at the 1, knight at 2? Might as well give it a shot. lol



  46. Big Blue 66
    3:55 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    36. smart players will beat talent??, well for one thing the argument was players with heart not players that are smart, so at least get the argument straight, second of all, Duke gets some of the best players in the country to play for them, I dont think Coach K has won 800 games by recruiting 10 polsons and then miraculously winning. Stop with the “root for the KY kid with heart” syndrome and think for a minute. I know its easy to cheer for the guy that works hard over the guy that has talent, but the argument is ridiculous.



  47. donahue says
    4:01 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Cal is talking out his ass, noway Polson sees the court today.



  48. shoot
    4:03 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    clankkkkkkkkkkkkk



  49. Billy G
    4:17 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I also here that Cal is reaching out to former Cat Michael Porter to see if he will use his final year of eligibility to play the 2 guard alongside Jerrod.



  50. Billy G
    4:17 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    hear here?



  51. Barry Horowitz
    5:40 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    he went to Jarrod



  52. wildcat4life
    8:46 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    he was clearly nervous tonight, but didnt make any mistakes. give him time, think cameron mills



  53. Stickman
    9:15 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    donahue says Says:
    January 22nd, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    “Cal is talking out his ass, noway Polson sees the court today.”

    Just curious–how did that turn out?



  54. Senior
    1:05 am January 23, 2011 Permalink

    Could polson be the “Rudy” in college basketball?



  55. Lou eaton
    12:57 pm January 23, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, I say when you are up 18 it is time to throw in the manager and see what he/she can do. If you can’t trust a bench player for a couple of minutes when you are up 18….well, you are saying you will never trust them….