Why did Kentucky revert to bad habits vs. Florida? John Calipari didn’t make them scrimmage in practice last week, which led to a lackluster effort in Gainesville.
“I was feeling good until we went down to Florida and got rocked,” Cal said on this morning’s SEC Coaches Teleconference. “I didn’t scrimmage the week before Florida. Basically, it was a quick turnaround. Prior to that, we were scrimmaging every chance we could. I made a decision and every once in a while, my decisions aren’t right. That doesn’t happen often, but this is probably one of them. It took an edge off some guys we needed to compete.”
Calipari said he was disappointed to see his players go back to “exchanging baskets” like they did in high school vs. being aggressive on every play like they were during their winning streak.
“If you’re in that mode, normally you’re going to get beat.”
More scrimmaging in practice this week, please.