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Calipari: “We had a lot of guys lay eggs.”

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On his call-in show, John Calipari sounded down after his team took a brutal loss in Baton Rouge.  He was so down he stayed in bed until noon.  He’s worried about his team’s mentality.  He had lunch with the team today, individual meetings and a post-players only film session.

“You’re trying to figure out why you’re thinking the way you do.  You look at guys out there who were tentative, basically got bowled over.  Where was the fight?  Where was the competitive spirit?”

Cal needs to see some fight from his guys.  They need to play physical, but don’t necessarily want to fight.  He said you’ve gotta treat it like school.  “If you struggle in math, you’ve got to find a way to enjoy it,” or else you’ll fail.  He isn’t going to let his guys fail.

“Stuff happens.  I’m not happy about it.  I’m disappointed because after the Louisville game and the Mississippi game you think you’re on the right path, but obviously we’re still — guys are listening but they’re not buying in to the way we have to play.”

There was a kinda sorta positive from the game.  Despite how terrible they were playing, they still had a chance to win, but Calipari said, “we didn’t make winning plays.”

Tonight the team will be dining at his house before they get back to work tomorrow.  “Let’s learn from it, put it behind us.  We got a game on Saturday, (we) gotta play better.  Just learn from it and let’s go.”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Calipari: “We had a lot of guys lay eggs.”

  1. leon singleton
    7:00 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    It might be time to get a new rooster.

    • UK Big Board Update
      7:16 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      You’re an idiot. #L1C8

    • cats paw
      7:27 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      ^^^big boards daily bashing of loyal UK fans. what a pure troll!

    • UK Big Board Update
      7:32 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

      These hoes ain’t loyal.

  2. kyjohn
    7:47 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Cal has a Junior and a Senior who have played significant minutes to date and one would think they, above all others, would know what he expects and what it takes to win at UK.If they haven’t learned by now ,with the amount of time they have put into the program,then it’s time to move on and find someone who gets it.

  3. beaudiddy
    8:50 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    AP is a big ass sissy. He should have left after his freshman yr. That dude is scared 90% of the time. Face it folks, Skal is a flop.
    Murray is a ball hogging turnover waiting to happen. Briscoe? Whatever. Only starter that has big balls is ulis. Dude has no fear and has heart. Start his ass last yr and we would’ve had #9!

  4. Catlogic15
    10:26 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    I really think if Poythress plays every game like he did i.e Louisville, the team would follow.
    It seems when he takes games off, like 2 out of every three, the team shrinks.
    Don’t see this changing after 4 years. He won’t. Sucks.

  5. sonnyg333
    10:54 pm January 6, 2016 Permalink

    Lets get real for a minute. Fight is a small part of the problem.

    Skal hasn’t a clue how to play the game of basketball. Only a couple of years playing basketball set him way back.

    Brisco can’t shoot from any where accept under the basket. He’s shooting 22% from the line.

    Need a change from Brisco to Hawkins and play anyone on the team other than Skal or Alex…

  6. Stopover
    12:31 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

    If the students don’t learn, sometimes it’s the teacher.

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:56 am January 7, 2016 Permalink

      For those keeping score at home:

      Guy Who Can’t Teach – 8
      HOFC Rick Pitino – 1