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Four things to expect in the Bahamas

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Fresh off a hearty meal from the new Bojangles in London, John Calipari opened the doors of the Joe Craft Center up to the Lexington media for a pre-Bahamas press conference, where he hinted at what basketball fans can expect in the six games next week. You’ll find four of them below:

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Coach Cal won’t coach every game.

KSR heard a rumor last week that Calipari might sit in the stands during some of the games, rather than coaching his team from the sidelines. Cal confirmed that rumor today when he said he will let his assistants do some of the coaching in the Bahamas. My understanding is he wants to step back and take it all in without worry about game management. That means handing over control to his assistants and joining the fans, where I have no doubt he will continue to shout at the top of his lungs.

UK will press in the Bahamas, but not often.

UK will use a press next week but it won’t be nearly as frequent as Cal plans to use it in the regular season. They’ll have plenty of time to work on it and make adjustments before real basketball rolls around. These next six games will make good practice.

Players will sub in and out, five at a time.

He called it the “platoon” system of substitutions. The plan is to play two five-man rotations, subbing them in and out all at once.

Losses.

Cal believes UK should lose all six of its games on the foreign tour, so he says. While the teams the Cats will play are professional teams, I bet he has higher expectations of his bunch than he is leading on.

 

More from Cal’s Wednesday afternoon press conference to come…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

34 Comments for Four things to expect in the Bahamas



  1. Actual UK Grad
    3:29 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    5. The loud and ignorant portion of the fanbase ruining my vacation. Hopefully the price tag kept those people out.



    • Another acutal UK grad
      3:53 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      So your college education taught you that you are the center of the universe. I stand in awe of your sense of self-importance.



    • Actual UK Grad
      3:54 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      My college education taught me that poor and uneducated people ruin most events.



    • Dick Cheney
      3:54 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      You’re the worst.



    • Kill Bill
      4:09 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Your college education from your state school in Kentucky didn’t stop you from being a pompous ass did it?



    • BigBlueBlair
      4:17 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Can someone translate the OP? I don’t speak pretentious.



    • BCO
      8:03 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I’m a UK grad too and that post is more embarrassing to our fanbase than the “poor and uneducated” portion. Wow. I hope your vacation gets ruined.



    • Actual UK Grad (really just Louisville resident)
      9:10 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I wish I graduated from UK.



    • Joe Dirt
      10:51 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      I didnt graduate from UK but i will bet my childrens trust fund that we can match whatever you pull out young man and hopefully my four kids and me will get to sit next to you so we can be loud and ignorant for you so you feel at home in the Bahamas. The cost wont keep #BBN from attending. But i do have a sweet reserved for my family. Hopefully we can get a chance at ruining your vacation lol. Big Blue Nation travels well my friend. Woo Hoo. Were coming for your vacation



  2. HDJ
    3:33 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    uh oh, better save the image locally and upload it to wordpress brother…



  3. deWildcat
    3:41 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Who makes up the two platoons?



    • sckysportsink
      5:12 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Start the Gorillas (Twins, Alex, KAT, Dakari). Seven minutes later bring in the Gazelles (Tyler, Dominique, Devin, Derek, Marcus) and let the Gazelles press the next seven. The Gorillas should have the prey worn down by then and ready for the kill. Go Cats!



  4. Editorial assistance
    3:55 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Letting on, not leading on.



  5. bbn#1
    3:56 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    line up 1
    andrew/hawk/poy/willis/johnson
    ulis/aaron/booker/lee/towns
    imo would be the most even split teams



    • Luther
      7:54 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Agree! Good analysis…



  6. Chris
    3:56 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    They lose more than one game…… queue fan base meltdown in 3….2…..1…..



  7. Hate To Break It To You
    3:57 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Hogan > Flair



    • Wrong
      6:58 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Actually Flair > Steamboat > Savage > Hogan



  8. Bob
    4:00 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    So the coach we are paying over 3 million dollars to coach, won’t coach every game?



    • huh
      4:05 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Calm down buddy. These games don’t actually count.



    • Wow
      4:07 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, you are correct and no one else cares about it but you



    • Reality
      4:11 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      A) It’s tough to get a good handle on your team when you’re at eye level during actual games, he might see something from the stands he’d have missed when he was in the heat of battle

      B) It’s great experience for his assistants, all of whom he’s grooming to be head coaches one day (see Coach O). Plus he has a couple of new guys on staff that he hasn’t coached with and probably wants to see if there’s anything he needs to help them improve on.

      C) Relax, it’s like the NFL preseason. Cal’s just trying some stuff out using the wet spaghetti method.



  9. Nedford
    4:03 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    If UK loses even one game on this trip it will be the end of the world as we know it, and I won’t feel fine. I will be devastated.



    • Blind Fool says
      4:25 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      If they lose more than 2 games, I think coach Cal should be fired or go to bed without supper.



    • Luther
      7:55 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Right on! 40 – 0 baby!!



  10. Rush Hannity
    4:09 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Does anybody else have a problem with Bahama and Obama being so similar? As soon as I heard they were goin to the Bahamas my first thought was democrat Cal trying to brain wash these kids.



    • Big Blue Marxist
      4:31 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      No, Cal is just showing the kids what the North Pole will look like in 10 years.



    • Cool hand luke
      6:16 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

      Nice try libtards…
      You almost had me until the global warming comment.. Nope



  11. arlo
    4:13 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    5 for 5. yeah baby, just like ’96.



  12. Heisenberg
    5:53 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    My takeaway from this post: THERE’S A BOJANGLE’S IN LONDON NOW?!?!?! AAWWWWHHHH YEEEHHHHHHH



  13. Jerome (Jerry) M. Taylor
    10:31 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    Bah humbug. 40-0. Lol



  14. Joe Dirt
    10:45 pm August 6, 2014 Permalink

    I didnt graduate from UK but im not poor. I will match my childs trust fund against anything you can pull out. But hopefully im sitting next to you with my 4 kids. We will definitely be loud and ignorant for you baller lol. Cant wait to ruin your vacation



    • Ted
      12:01 am August 7, 2014 Permalink

      You shouldn’t bring your Down syndrome kids to such a crazy environment.