— Good afternoon, Cats fans. It’s been a long 24 hours of football talk, but lets not forget UK has a basketball game tomorrow at Notre Dame. Cal met with the media today to discuss his team’s meeting with the 6-1 Fighting Irish, what he called the Cats first true road game. “We may have 40 people there,” he said after shrugging off the Maryland game as a road atmosphere. Notre Dame will be a hostile environment, especially on “Blackout” night, but I think Big Blue Nation will do better than 40 fans in South Bend. If you’re going, wear bright colors to stand out in the sea of black.
— Calipari also addressed Dick Vitale’s comments during the IU-UNC game (when Cal was in bed) about a text message he received from with an offer to play Indiana for the V Foundation. Cal acknowledged sending the message to Vitale, but said he sent it three weeks ago. What’s up, Tom Crean? We doin’ this?
— “Archie Goodwin is our point guard.” “He’s earned it.”
— Ryan Harrow was also available for questions to talk about his return to the team. He said he never considered leaving the program and he got sick at this same time last year. “Nobody cared about it then,” he said. Harrow thinks pressure might’ve had a role in his sickness.
— Harrow said he played well in his two practices with the team. He’ll be ready to play if Calipari needs him tomorrow night.
— Calipari wants this team to be “special,” not just good. He said he thinks it could be February before he truly knows what they’re capable of. “We still aren’t very good right now,” he said. “And shouldn’t be.” He pointed out that Kentucky is the ninth-most efficient team in the country. “There are some inefficient teams in this country.”
— Today’s podcast is 45 minutes long and full of Mark Stoops talk…