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CoachCal.com Talks Season Expectations and Pressure

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In case you missed it yesterday, there’s a new article over at CoachCal.com about this year’s players dealing with pressure and expectations.  There’s no doubt that every season there’s pressure to win at Kentucky.  Each year, Kentucky reloads and aims for another national title.  That’s what everyone has come to expect, including the fans, players, and coaches.  Just ask Derek Willis.

“We’re the most talented team every year, regardless of what anyone says,” Willis said. “That’s the way it is. That’s the way it’s going to be probably for the next decade.”

Tyler Ullis agrees.

“As a team, I expect to win a national title,” Ulis said. “That’s what I want to do, that’s what we all want to do as a team. I don’t know if we can do what we did last year, but if we can that’s great, if not then if we win the national title that’s even better. That’s what we want to do.”

Obviously, there’s no talk of 40-0 this year, and that’s the way it should be.  This year’s team will be completely different, a lot younger and a bit smaller.  There shouldn’t be any added pressure to go undefeated, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a fun season.  These players are some of the most talented kids you’ll see on the court, but according to Coach Cal, it may take some time.

“I’m telling you, early on we’re going to be ugly,” Coach Cal said. “We gotta hope that Tyler is so good that we get by being ugly. But I’m going to have fun. I’m having fun right now practicing. The guys are trying, they’re working. We’re not as big, we’re not as deep.”

For more on this season’s expectations, check out the full article at CoachCal.com.

Article written by Kory Henry

"We will kick, pass, and run, til the battle is won!" Bleeding blue since 1990. @KoryHenryKSR

5 Comments for CoachCal.com Talks Season Expectations and Pressure



  1. bbn4LIFE
    1:25 pm October 10, 2015 Permalink

    Oscar says we’re getting number nine so it’s happening



  2. leon singleton
    2:01 pm October 10, 2015 Permalink

    I see 40 and 0.



    • deon dingleton
      2:06 pm October 10, 2015 Permalink

      I see a troll.



  3. Eric
    2:23 pm October 10, 2015 Permalink

    National Champs #9



  4. LansingCat
    2:24 pm October 10, 2015 Permalink

    We gonna be fine come tourney time. We’ll contend.