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Coach Cal and The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches

Last night Coach Calipari joined Bob Hurley Sr., Ray Harper, and Allen Feldhaus, JR. to speak to the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches. Cal went up and spoke for forty minutes and covered a variety of topics. One thing is for sure, Cal has that swagger back. The Herald-Leader’s Jerry Tipton was at the event to cover some of the noteworthy tidbits:

I think we all know who the one guy that friend was referring to. If you don’t let’s just say it begins with an R and ends with an yan Harrow. While there was a lot of issue’s with the build of last year’s team the major issue seemed to be with the leadership of one guy and meant the difference between success and the NIT.

Along with Duke that study showed that ESPN mentions Kentucky more than any other college basketball team. Pretty funny that any other coach would even try to compete.



Coach Cal calling Ricky P out for being the liar he is and I love it. I thought resigning with a  12-22 record was how every coach wanted to go out.


What are you thoughts on Cal’s candid comments? It is pretty obvious Cal is back in top form.

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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63 Comments for Coach Cal and The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches

  1. blueblooded
    10:34 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I would guess that Cal was referring to Robert Morris being “one guy” not calling out Ryan Harrow.

  2. niaps
    10:40 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Really blueblooded?
    EVERYONE knows that Harrow was the source that teams weakness. May have been one of the worst players to ever start at UK.

  3. EK
    10:41 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hope CAL coaches here til it’s time to plant him! IN CAL WE TRUST!! GO CATS!!

  4. JIM
    10:47 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I prefer to think he meant he just needed “one guy” and was not calling out any one player

  5. ukfan
    10:50 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    You can’t be serious, he was referring to Robbert Morris as “one guy.” My god I hope you were just kidding with the Ryan harrow reference.

  6. Cats Fan
    10:50 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I think its a little classless for KSR to keep mentioning Harrow by name. He is a college kid, and it didn’t work out and was probably a mistake on both sides to ever bring him here in the first place. But theres no need for the site to constantly mention his name and keep kicking a kid when he’s already down. We’ve moved on, no need to keep harping on the kid.

  7. JS
    10:51 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    In Cal’s system, the point guard is the most important position and Harrow definitely wasn’t what we needed. I love Cals swagger, he is honest and he backs it up!!!!

  8. Ryan Harrow
    10:55 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    News flash: 2013 wasn’t solely my fault. Get a life, #1-2.

  9. ukfan
    11:01 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Why did you delete my comment? All I said was that the “one guy” comment was in reference to Robbert Morris and not Ryan Harrow like you foolishly stated. Keep deleting my comments thought ill just stay on here all day copy and pasting, hope you’re not busy.

  10. ukfan
    11:02 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry, I hit refresh and my comments were no longer on there. I don’t know what happened, my bad.

  11. Walter Sobchak
    11:02 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously, the Harrow part was hard to read. First of all, I don’t really know what led you to believe anyone was referring to Harrow at all. They were obviously joking about Robert Morris. Also, this sentence: “I think we all know who the one guy that friend was referring to.” What??

    11:03 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    The last time i looked, Basketball was a five man team sport. I will agree that harrow was the weakiest link in the U.K armor. I think it is unreasonable and petty on coach cal’s part to hang the Robert Morris Massacre solely on Ryan Harrow. If U.K is eliminated in the first or second round of the NCAA that might be blamed on poor floor leadership and a lack of talent. You get put out in the first round of the NOT INVITED TOURNMENT and that’s a coaching and preperation. You guys seem to forget WAY too easy that they were a top five recruiting class last year. OH and thanks again for reminding everyone that RICK PITINO is still the greatest coach to coach basketball in the state of KY. You guys have a great thing going dunno why you always have to refer to RICK. BUT LOVE IT !!!!!!!

  13. Cheat to win
    11:10 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Cal is always sweating his superior, rick Pitino.

  14. Duuuuuude
    11:12 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I agree that you don’t hang it on Harrow. I think coach could have just as easily meant Noel going down. Had that one guy not gotten injured, we could have been a first-second round team.

  15. Duuuuuude
    11:16 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    In addition, I will also say that I don’t believe it is Cal’s style to talk poorly about any current or former player. I think he goes out of his way to avoid going down that road, just like he went out of his way to help Harrow return to a home state school to play ball this year. The reason is Ryan’s father, but I think we all know he had no future at UK. Cal has more class than to bash former players.

  16. red headed step child
    11:18 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    @12, why are you here? I’ve never understood why so many Tards love to hate Matt Jones. Can you not process that every time you and your brethren come to this site you just make Matt more successful?
    We all appreciate a good laugh, so I want to say thanks on behalf of #BBN for your comments.

  17. Reading Comprehension Issue?
    11:24 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hear what you want to hear “Red”, but it appears you have a reading comprehension issue.

  18. better dead than red on the head
    11:27 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #12. Glad you can live out you nuerosis here at KSR. Its cheaper and easier than real life. Keep attacking those windmills Sancho Panza of the Vill
    (age) will keep you safe.

  19. UK_Rules99
    11:34 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I actually I attended the event and the joke about the “one guy” was definitely referring to Robert Morris.

    Cal also stated that Dakari Johnson has been a big surprise and that Willie Cauley-Stein is going to have to push harder. He also made it clear that having Randle is benefitting Poythress.

    One thing that he mentioned that I never heard before was back in his first year, he brought John Wall into his office that January and told Wall to take as many of his teammates with him in the draft. He didn’t do that because he didn’t want them but to make John more of a leader and push his teammates. Wall came back and said multiple times that Eric Bledsoe just didn’t believe in himself as that type of player but we all know how that changed.

    Listening to him talk about his players is like listening to a father talk about how proud he is of his own children.

  20. kadizkat
    11:35 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I guess I’m just going to have to accept the fact that ‘lil bother fans have nothing better to do than come on here and bash everything UK related. It is nice to know they are helping Matt Jones out. I’ll just laugh at them and not point out what they are doing is helping the UK brand.

  21. Mc
    11:50 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    UL Fans: Haha, UK lost in the NIT. Cal has nothing on Pitino…..while conveniently forgetting that Pitino has taken UL to 2 NITs in the 12 years he’s been there. Good ole’ selective amnesia.

  22. Michael
    11:50 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    It must kill Louisville fans that their superior coach is losing to Cal 80% of the time the last 4 seasons.

  23. UKSupporter76
    11:57 am September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’d really love to know what kind of Magic Eight Ball this site uses to choose players to support and players to crap on constantly.Play hard, hang a banner, and be a class act on and off the court? That’s great, but just don’t make a joke about Cal. Member of one of the most beloved UK classes ever? Ok, but you better not question the work ethic of Cal’s class. (which turned out to be one of the least motivated teams I can ever remember wearing the blue and white) Harrow’s biggest crime against BBN? He wasn’t John Wall or Brandon Knight. Meanwhile Chargie Goodwin was a walking (or running… out of control) turnover machine who couldn’t finish *or* hit free throws, but he gets a pass, I guess because he got drafted, and we all know UK is all about the NBA these days, right? RIGHT?

    Evidently here is the list of things you*can* do and *not* draw the ire of KSR writers:
    Choke your wife
    Punch your girlfriend
    Drunk Driving
    Kick a homeless guy
    Sex acts with an underage girl
    Driving Drunk
    Felony Theft

  24. _Blackhawk_
    12:09 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #9 #10 – will you still be here all day copying and pasting?

  25. What?
    12:13 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    “Michael,”- Superior in what way? Not morally, would you say?

  26. DownCline
    12:14 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Just when I try to read a post from someone other than Matt, Tyler, Drew, or Tom Leach, I pick this one. HOW IN THE CRAP CAN YOU THINK HE WAS REFERRING TO HARROW? He’s saying this is a potential national champion team…IDIOT.

    This site jumped the shark a long time ago.

  27. Misinterpretation
    12:22 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    “One Guy?!” references Robert Morris not Ryan Harrow. Way to make us all look bad Mr. Cassady. I’ll avoid stuff with your name on it in the future.

  28. Michael
    12:35 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    25 Don’t worry about it. The concept of sarcasm is over your head.

    12:42 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    MC- UL has gone to the NIT twice in the pitino era. Not once with top 5 recruiting class and NOT once were we put out in the first round. The reason we louisville “tards” visit ksr is because get more Louisville and pitino coverage on here than we do our own site. You guys love U of L basketball and you are still heart broken over Rick…… I get it.

  30. Agree
    12:47 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    So a writer on this site did not attend the event, and even though this site constantly rags on Tipton, he cites Tipton’s tweets to totally botch what Cal meant? Then he takes it and runs with it to take shots at Ryan Harrow. Sounds about right, #27 I’m with you…will avoid this guy just like avoiding Nick Roush’s douchebaggery after his obsession with his bro and DeSales HS.

  31. Michael
    12:52 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’m glad I support a program that doesn’t have to ride the accomplishments of other teams. I’m also grateful that my life isn’t so inadequate I have to spend my Saturday on a rival team’s fan site. Stay tuned UL fans….. it won’t be long before Cal wipes his *** with Pitino for the fifth time in as many years.

  32. Agree
    12:53 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #29 yeah because mostly Pitino has not been able to get a top 5 class. Lol, like how you brag about getting beyond the NIT first round twice. Woohoo! You made it all the way to the 2nd round in the NIT the first goround! Morehead and Cypher…2 embarrassing words that go together with RP.

  33. DrSayre
    1:24 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    What I dont get is Matt keeps referencing something that happened at the Arkansas game, that involved Ryan Harrow, and he never explains what happened.

  34. bb
    1:28 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    When wasn’t Cal in top form? A coach can only do so much! Can’t play the game for them. These coaches like Cal and Saban are the best in business. Got to give them space! You can’t expect a championship every year. Be glad for what you have and try and keep them.

  35. redheaded step child
    1:46 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #29 its ok, whatever you say. tell Pancho to saddle your horse and defend the honor of the vill age.
    # 23 reading and accusations of guilt can be subjective. your list of crimes can be applied to almost every organization in the world,. How much truth in most of them has not been established. Chill and save your anger for those that make our laws and then do all of the things you listed

  36. Edit this post
    2:11 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I think Andrew Cassady should edit out the part about Ryan Harrow. That’s not what was meant by Cal, and it’s not how we treat players who’ve been part of this program.

  37. kyfrydaddy
    2:38 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone who if KSR College site is shut down b/c there haven’t been any posts in weeks?

  38. BigBlue
    2:46 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    He was talking about Robert Morris not Harrow you idiot.

  39. Linda Taylor
    3:27 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    37 ( kyfrydaddy) – The KSR College posts have been integrated into the main site under the Other UK Sports banner at the top of the page.

  40. blueblooded
    3:28 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #2 Really niaps?
    While what you say about Harrow may be true, EVERYONE (but you & the author of this post) appears to have understood what Cal was saying & that he wouldn’t call out a player like that no matter how bad they were.

  41. blueblooded
    3:32 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #8 – That’s kind of what I said… & my life is good, thanks!

  42. Jeff h
    3:56 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Why don’t anybody ever tell about Rick P ??? When he heard Tubby was out he reached out to several of the big money people. He ask what they thought a out him coming back ??? They said let them ask and see what they could do. All the while Mitch was Calling Billy D. They go back to Rick and say not a good time yet. But they will make a push with big money to the university. Saying they can make it happen but he needed to resign. He was worried he would lose both jobs so he said no. Then when Billy G was fired he really thought he was going to come back. Well he thought he was going to be the king again but Cal was the man that was on the other end of the phone. It killed old Rick but for some reason it’s never been told. Now it has. Rick is a great coach but his asst coach Ralph Willard was the man who taught Rick a lot about the impact of the 3 point line. And now you know

  43. bigcatstanding
    3:58 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #23. I’m glad you are keeping track of everything Kentucky, maybe if anyone cared about Louisville or their ex players someone would have a list of their transgressions lol. Back on topic that was funny as hell Coach putting Ricky on Front Street by letting him know that was also a firing, not him stepping out on his own terms TWFAH. BBN IS CBB. ILF#9

  44. Wildcatsteeler
    4:12 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Glad to read that that line was misinterpreted and he wasn’t referring to Harrow. Because that would have been completely classless and wrong. Harrow was just one of many problems last season. And he had already played college ball so they knew who they had recruited.

  45. David Elswick
    4:52 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I think “one guy” that would have made the difference was a guy who Cal did not expect to be one and done, which is Marquis Teague. If he had returned, UK would have been a Final Four caliber team.

  46. Lori M
    4:57 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    #1 blueblooded, I actually thing think you got it right. Kinda like the old joke about getting “a haircut” where the listener hears “a hair cut”.

    They went from winning the national championship to losing to that guy Robert Morris.

  47. Reality Check
    5:00 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Fact: It took Loserville twenty-seven long-ass years to win a Title…from 1986 all the way until 2013…

    Fact: During that same 27 year span (1986-2013), UK won 3 National Championships…with 3 different coaches!

    Fact: It took 12 long-ass years for Rickety 77 Ford Pinto to win a National championship at the U of Smell…

    Fact: It took Cal 2 years to reach a Final Four and 3 years to Win a Title at UK…

    The sad part is that Loserville Tard fans win just one thing…one time…and…suddenly…out of nowhere…they become unbearable…screaming the mantra of their city’s most famous son Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) endlessly for all to hear…”I Am The GREATEST… Of ALL TIME!”

    Fact Check Correction: No Loserville Tard. No you are not.

    One more: Loserville wins one time…and suddenly all past and previous history becomes obsolete and irrelevant to them? Because now the Tards all say, “You need to quit livin’ in the past!”

    OK. Question. Is that what you Tard fans have been doing these previous twenty-seven long-ass years?

    Get real chicken meal. And yeah…that would be a KFC Yum Center chicken meal of course!

  48. Deuce
    5:04 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Wow! I know KSR has some good writers, but Cassady is CLEARLY not one. We are now all dumber for reading your post. Jones, did you seriously hire this hack?

  49. Ky_Tom
    5:11 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t remember the last time I have seen so much BS being tossed around like it was candy. UK fans are known as the best in the land, thats true in traveling with the team, but as being Good Fans that show Good Sportsmanship towards everyone, , they are the worse in the world. Hell right here, they are cuttung a ex player like he was dirt, and second guessing the coach for even bring that ex player here. Wake the hell up , UK can not win every game, nor can it win the NCAA every damn year. The coach has told us many times, He’s a players coach, and will recruit that way. That means we get a 5 -6 new players every year, and could very easy lose 15 or more games. Because You never know what Freshmen will do in a real game sitting. So UK has a down year, big deal, UofL has one every 3 years, Duke has them every 4 years, N Carolina has them too..All teams do…so get the F**K over it..stop your whinning and belly aching about one damn season and one ex player…Its a new Year enjoy it, because if you keep up the bitching and whinning, Coach Cal could do what Tubby did, thats to tell UK to stick this place right up our ass……I would not blame him if he did, if he ever read this thread here on KSR………

  50. UKSupporter76
    5:22 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Well said #49. Well said.

    #35 There are a couple accusations on there, but for the most they are convictions. Also, nice job of completely missing the point of my post.

    #43 I know it’s hard for you to comprehend but not everyone that has something critical to say about KSR is a UofL fan. I’m a proud UK fan. And like #35, nice job of completely missing the point. I know that all programs have their blemishes. My point was that KSR writers pretty much turn a blind eye to the legal troubles a lot of former Cats have been in, but they’ve picked a handful of other upstanding Cats to vilify on here for the silliest of reasons.

    I think they could rename this site Calipari Sports Radio as many writers on here seem to think the coach is bigger than the program. Don’t get me wrong, I like Cal and appreciate what he’s done for the program, but my loyalties are to the Program, not the Coach.

  51. UKLove524
    5:58 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    I highly doubt that Coach Cal was calling Ryan Harrow out. KSR needs to quit putting words in his mouth.

  52. Ur clueless
    6:25 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    It’s never calzone fault, he’s a great guy and coach. If one player is ur downfall to losing to Robert Morris then u r just a pitiful coach or not man enuff to admit u r not who u Thot u were. Total classless to put a season on one player. What a cop out

  53. Ur clueless
    6:29 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    When have u ever heard a coach blame a whole season on one player? U just don’t do that. What a lack of taking responsibility. He bragged about the kid in practice and u just don’t hammer one player for a whole shitty season. Shows who he is when times get tuff

  54. Michael
    7:05 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Ur clueless: the name you post under says all I need to know about what you just wrote. Calipari took blame for last season. He even admitted to “failing” the kids. The Harrow nonsense you refer to was taken out of context by the author of the article. Cal never threw any of his players under the bus.

  55. UKSupporter76
    7:08 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    “Ur clueless” is a pretty appropriate name. Cal wasn’t blaming the game or season on one player. It was the idiot writer(s) on this site.

  56. prozac
    7:26 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    After a game. No embelishmrnt wss needed#50 take a pill, if KSR chooses not to repeat trash that you seem to have read somewhere else why so mad? Simply don’t chose to read it. If a KSR writer submits an opinion on a player it is doesn’t require equal time for all alleged transgressions from the past. If an opinion of a player offends, defend the player. I don’t want to know what you read or listen to but. I have read in KSR every Word of blame taking. coach Cal has put on himselNothing else was needed

  57. UKSupporter76
    7:36 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

  58. UKSupporter76
    8:09 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    @56, after running your post through the Google gibberish translator, I do have one point to add… I don’t care if KSR covers any of the misconduct of former players. That wasn’t the point (way to miss it like the other two guys though) The point is, I think it is wrong of KSR to constantly trash a handful of good upstanding former players simply for the purpose of generating page hits.

    KSR isn’t a fan page anymore. It’s a business. As such, their #1 priority isn’t posting UK news anymore, it’s generating revenue, and the first step in doing that is generating page hits. The best way to do that? Controversy. They’ve made the business decision that its in their best interest to put guys like Harrow and Woods and Shepherd through the ringer, despite having done nothing wrong. They *could* have chosen other players guilty of far worse transgressions than what any of those guys have done, but there isn’t any controversy in throwing a pedophile or wife-beater under the bus.

    The point of my first post wasn’t to show what a bunch of former players had done. It was to show what guys on the KSR Hit List (like Woods and Harrow and Shepherd) *HAVEN’T* done.

    And I wouldn’t care as much about KSR pushing their agenda if there wasn’t a significant portion of the fanbase that takes their every cue from this site. I’m proud of my school and their athletic endeavors and I don’t like it when anyone, be it an individual fan or a whole website, represents my school poorly. I think lately KSR is doing an increasingly poor job of representing my school, so I’m going to call them out on it.

  59. Kevin C
    8:48 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Love how Cal called out Pitino. #KeepinItReal

  60. Ruralvillefan
    10:40 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    What I love about “Conapari’s” speech was his reference to Coach Pitino. There’s no question that Louisville is in his head. I’m looking so forward to December! I’m glad my whole hope for the season is not in a bunch of AAU teens with no college experience. I’ll take experience (like what Louisville has) over talent any day!

  61. Michael
    10:44 pm September 21, 2013 Permalink

    Cal is beating UL 80% of the time while at UK with less experienced/more talented teams…. I guess to each their own.

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  63. Jerry Tipton
    7:28 am September 23, 2013 Permalink

    So KSR makes a living lambasting Tipton yet basically has him write a story for them using his tweets?