John Calipari went on “The Sports Junkies” in Washington DC this morning (remember them?) to talk about his book, and of course, the Twins coming back. For the first time since the Twins announced they’re returning, Cal opened up about what he may do with all these “veterans” and freshmen coming in, and said that with the amount of players he’ll have, he’ll use rotations for most of the regular season:
This year coming up, I have to do a totally different job because I have veterans coming back–now, a veteran to us is a sophomore–and I’ve got young guys that are watching now and learning from the veterans, which makes my job easier in one sense, yet finding time–one of the things I may do, guys, is we may play this like a pro franchise in that there are rotations. As a starter, you’re going to get this many minutes, as a backup, you’re getting this many minutes. You’re gonna know when you go in the game, and when you hit March, you narrow it down to eight guys, seven guys you’re playing.
But, throughout the year, you just make sure you’re a big team, you can withstand foul trouble, injuries, anything else that goes wrong, so you play a lot of people, and your whole drive is March, and that’s what I think I’m going to do. Will we press more? We’re going to end up starting two seven footers, and they’ll be backed up by–are your ready?–two seven footers. So, it’ll be a little crazy.
A little crazy? A lotta crazy, and we can’t wait. Listen to Cal’s entire segment here.