John Calipari has been away from his team since Saturday’s loss to Ohio State, and that free time around the house has given him time to think about the loss and the challenges ahead. He took to Twitter this afternoon to give us an idea of what’s going through his mind after the disappointing defeat and the upcoming meeting with sixteenth-ranked Louisville:
Getting away from my team the last two days gave me a chance to really think. I asked myself, if we would have closed out that game and won, would I have felt differently? No, because our challenges haven’t changed.
Now the question becomes, how do we start moving forward? This is a good basketball team that will have a chance in every game we play. We’ve got to teach them winning time/situational basketball and the role that grit plays in this.
It’s a process, and you can’t skip steps. Time to get back to basics, and all that in the face of playing a really good Louisville team. These are challenges that excite me.
Back to the basics? Let’s hope it works.