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IS THIS A NEW TWEAK???????

Coach Cal teased Big Blue Nation with a new tweak this afternoon. Cal tweeted he did “something” with his backcourt today that was “eye-opening” and he wishes he had done it sooner.

Remember, last year after the original tweak, he said, “Why didn’t I do it earlier?”

It’s Better-Late-Than-Never Tweak 2.0!!!!

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

23 Comments for IS THIS A NEW TWEAK???????



  1. meeksfor3
    3:04 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    God have mercy on college basketball if they are going to get better.



  2. MikeMan
    3:07 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Warm up the t-shirt machine.



  3. Merk182
    3:11 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Make all three wear their contacts? Team No Squints…

    I don’t know if Ulis wears contacts or not – but certainly a little vision can’t hurt.



  4. RealCatsFan
    3:22 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Umm, did we actually ever learn for certain what last year’s “tweak” was? Can’t recall if Cal ever came out and said what it was, or just alluded to it. Someone refresh my memory, please.



    • CatsfaninFL
      3:39 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      It was forcing Andrew to only pass while driving in practice so he had to learn when it was good to pass and when to shoot… I think?



    • catdaddyd
      3:49 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      The 2nd tweak was pulling Julius out of the lane so the guards could drive.



    • wallywildcat
      6:51 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      The TWEAK was making fans BELIEVE…there was a tweak.

      Well played Calipari…well played.



  5. Rixter
    3:23 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    “I wish I’d done it sooner”
    “instead of a 38 point average margin of victory, we’d be somewhere around 50. And that’s what we really want. Total annihilation”



  6. Jobob
    3:24 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Tell Tyler to shoot MORE! That would take us to the unstoppable level! He is a killer!



    • We Hang Banners
      3:39 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      +1. You win today my friend.



  7. Gap Tooth Danny
    3:45 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    [retiredprofessor] THEY’RE MAKING A MOCKERY OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL! [/retiredprofessor]



    • wallywildcat
      6:51 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      Stop watching then.



  8. HanOfTheBluegrass
    3:45 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    How about shooting when we have big men in the paint to rebound.



  9. wu slang
    3:56 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Every coach ‘tweaks’ after every game. This is just Cal being Cal. Do you know who’s scared? Mississippi on January 6. Fun times to be a Cat fan……………….



  10. Joanie
    3:59 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    “Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned off the ‘fasten seat belt’ sign. We are cruising through clear skies at an altitude of 33,000 feet. Please enjoy the ride.” Yowza, everybody.



  11. EdC
    4:20 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    Probably just tweaking the Bennies as usual.



  12. Agent_M
    4:36 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    I love Coach Cal, he’s a mastermind & some of you are simply sheep. He coaches with a purpose. We should stop discounting every strategic move he makes. He knows what he’s doing … a master motivator.



  13. Ben27
    4:44 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    It would be great to have the twins split up on different platoons!



    • Ken Grizzle
      6:49 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      not a smart thing to do…..sorry.



  14. keiths
    4:59 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

    We didnt have a game this week. So Cal is just putting this out there to deflect some of the shit goodman is trying to stir up



    • Count Nefaria
      10:33 pm January 2, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah, Jeff Goodman is an asshat…I wish he would just shut up about UK and stop trying to stir up crap to divide our team.



  15. GroundControlToNumber9
    1:03 am January 3, 2015 Permalink

    Goodman was being Goodman. And… should be able to handle media being media.

    If you watched Jay Bilas talking to the UK players (video posted earlier this week on KSR – http://youtu.be/D7b2ezruO1E) you would see the yearly media progression. This happens every year.

    1. At the beginning of the season… ‘How good you can be’.
    2. After season starts… ‘How good you are’.
    3. Once enough games have been played… They are now at ‘how can you beat this team’ and ‘what are the weaknesses’.

    Any Kentucky fans calling out the media for this is ‘living in fear’ and ‘not accepting this is what they get paid to do’ (to keep a topic of dialog going throughout the season).

    Accept that weaknesses will be exposed… when the game starts and you go down the court your game is being displayed. Any weaknesses will be exposed eventually (and especially if your a point guard).

    There is no better time for Andrew Harrison to work on his. As that is what you do before you are a professional.

    If anyone wants to go to the NBA and be successful they need to have exposed, accepted, and fixed the weaknesses that exist.

    Goodman is actually being quite fair in his assessment and is pointing out what is likely very true. Andrew grew up likely playing a lot of one on one with his brother. This forged his ability to take the ball to the rack. It didn’t forge his ability to make players around him better (by setting them up for the perfect play/pass/wide open shot). It also didn’t forge his ability to be become a prolific passer. Also being 6’6″ meant even when he played in organized leagues he never really needed to pass the ball (as he could always lean on his strength of taking the ball to the rack – being that much bigger).

    If you live your life primarily leaning on your strengths you will only make your weaknesses that much bigger or a problem.

    Luckily for him he’s at UK (Point Guard U). When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

    AND… if you don’t think Tyler Ulis had to face his weaknesses then step away from the mic. At 5’9″ he faced his weaknesses from day one and over his life had to learn to pass and hit the 10′ floater just to be able to get a coach to play him. So because he faced them for a long time he’s strengthen he’s become a strong all around player. That doesn’t mean he is done developing either. His weaknesses will be found and brought up as well as his playing time grow at this level.

    Go Big Blue!



  16. Bill Brasky
    12:48 am January 4, 2015 Permalink

    What is the “tweak?” Probably nothing. At least nothing more than Cal “tweaks” every year during Camp Cal.

    What’s really happening? Andrew had a bad game and Tyler had a good game. Since the UL game, Andrew has been getting blasted by a lot of people, including (unfortunately) many UK fans. Bilas predicted this drama months ago. So Cal is trying to change the news cycle by taking personal responsibility for subpar guard play, hoping to deflect much of the criticism directed at Andrew. He knows the one criticism that could potentially adversely affect this team is “Player A should be playing over Player B,” and he is trying to nip this nonsense in the bud.

    Both Andrew and Tyler are fantastic players. Both are better than the majority of opposing guards they will face this season, and both deserve playing time. We are lucky to have them both.. End of story.