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Coach Cal on Julius Randle’s cramps

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Coach Cal made his weekly appearance on the SEC coaches teleconference this morning and the first order of business was discussing Julius Randle and those reoccurring cramps that keep sending him back to the locker room. Calipari believes it’s Randle’s body telling him to stop playing so hard:

Well, first of all, I really believe he’s gotta get to cramping in practice. He’s gotta go that hard in practice. He’s not cramping in practice, so that leads me to believe he’s gotta step on the gas there. Second thing is, we’ve probably gotta get him a quicker rotation so that he’s in and out instead of staying on the floor 7, 8, 9 minutes, 10 minutes. Let him go three or four minutes, come out, go back in, and play a little bit of a different rotation. But those are some things. Diet. You know we’ve blood-tested him and all those things. But I believe again, when you go at the pace he goes — because he puts out and he goes really, extremely hard — your body says, ‘Hey, man, slow down.’

Randle was limited to three minutes in the second half against Vanderbilt and four second-half minutes against Louisville. The Cats were able to win both games, but that can’t continue on the rest of the season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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28 Comments for Coach Cal on Julius Randle’s cramps



  1. Bleeding
    12:28 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Probably menstral related.



    • Jughead
      12:44 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Or minstral, as long as we are paying attention to spelling.



    • Spellcheck
      1:15 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      So it’s related to a traveling musician telling stories and singing songs of his Randle’s great conquests? You must have gone to UofL med school.



    • UKfan
      1:52 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      the tardinal fan is out in full force today



  2. Michael F. Jox
    12:51 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    I love the dude and agree that UK’s gonna need this to stop, but you got to love the ball movement when he’s not on the floor.



  3. JR
    12:52 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Or If either one of you pay really really close attention- Menstrual



    • AnthonyBBN
      12:56 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Jughead might have been talking about a travelling musician.



    • AnthonyBBN
      1:05 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Which he still misspelled.



    • JR
      1:16 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Haha



    • Jughead
      2:14 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      You guys are not the brightest bulbs in the bucket.



    • spell check?
      6:07 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Says the guy who misspelled a word he was correcting someone else about



  4. Tony Delk
    12:57 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    I remember when this happened to me in college.



    • John Wall
      2:21 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Me too.



  5. Dusty
    1:01 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    #Saranwrapthatish
    #keepitdeep



  6. JPL
    1:12 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    The football players in NKY have all told me to drink the juice out of a pickle jar.



  7. Brad
    1:16 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    2 words…Pickle Juice



  8. DH
    1:28 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    He just needs potassium and a minstrel that knows his way around a lyre



  9. Story time
    1:29 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    I once knew a minstrel who would sing songs about menstrual cramps. He always wrapped his lute in saran wrap and drank pickle juice at all his stops. He would chew on the bark of the cinchona tree. He claimed that the quinine in the bark was medicinal.



    • Rick
      2:22 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      He lived on small mustard farm.



    • Linebeards, Butt Cracks & Neck Braces.
      2:25 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Is that the South Americam Chichona tree?



  10. Biglaw Dawgin'
    1:35 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Cal was actually saying he needed to play harder in practice so that his body is ready for it, come gametime.



  11. RealTalkk
    2:19 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    This really makes me wonder….what are you going to do in the NBA, Julius? When games are twice as long as college games…



    • Musehobo
      2:21 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah but no one ever plays that hard in the NBA. He can go 75% and dominate there.



  12. Mean Randy
    4:14 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Vlasic or Clauusen ?



  13. yargamel
    4:48 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    It’s probably tough to simulate three players giving you legitimate body blows every time you touch the basketball in practice.



  14. Shooter
    6:17 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    The Big Dog Is gonna eat, just watch, if he isn’t the most fun guy to watch since Mash!!! Also we have not had a player that was more fun to watch than Mash.



  15. Shooter
    6:19 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Besides King Rex….



  16. Orangello
    6:52 pm January 13, 2014 Permalink

    Rose claimed that Saran Wrap is good for a cramping Chub. How can u argue with Rose? #keepitdeep