John Calipari is ready for March Madness. You could hear it in his voice on tonight’s call-in show. It wasn’t what you would call “Swaggy Cal.” The excitement felt more like a puppy in the park. He couldn’t specifically pin down his excitement, but he loves this time of the year, he loves postseason play and he loves his team in so many ways.
“We’re kinda under the radar, wouldn’t you say?” Is one way I didn’t expect him to describe his team, especially after he said: “I’m in a better frame of mind than I was with the 34-0 team.”
What that means, he doesn’t even know, but he really likes his team. “When we’re playing the right way we are a low turnover team.” That, along with their post presence and contributing seniors has him feeling froggy ahead of postseason play. So froggy he’s throwing in another tweak to “help us refocus.”
“We’re just trying to land the plane before we run out of runway,” he said. “We’re using this weekend to get ourselves right…Let’s prepare to play great and see what happens. I love this.”