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Where’s the Love for Coach Cal?


With the season winding down, everyone is starting to come out with their National Coach of the Year ‘finalists.’ Seth Davis came out with his 10 today and Mike DeCourcy came out with his list of 13 coaches that deserve a shot for Coach of the Year.

Neither of them had John Calipari. DeCourcy had Coach K. Huh?

Both Davis and DeCourcy give reasons such as ‘losing starters’ and ‘injuries’ to justify their nominations of some coaches, including K. Now, I’m just trying to remember, but did Kentucky lose anyone from last year’s team? Anyone important get injured this season?

Should Calipari win Coach of the Year? No. But, leaving him out of the conversation is plain stupid at this point.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

16 Comments for Where’s the Love for Coach Cal?

  1. GroundControlToNumber9
    5:20 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

    The team was ranked preseason #1. It now has 7 losses (and the large majority of those losses came when everyone was healthy).

    – Skal has floundered.
    – Poythress continued to show promise while continuing to show symptoms if Disappearius Miller syndrome (a debilitating disease).
    – Marcus Lee unwilling to step up and be anything other than a role player (free throw shooting major liability)
    – Briscoe (I think Jerry Tipton got into his head with the ‘dimmest light’ comment late last week and this is why Briscoe decided to take 5 jump shots he normally doesn’t take, also free throw is a major liability).

    – Derek Willis arrives (as a defensive player and rebounder).
    – Humphries grows into a 15+ minute player (and maybe had his arrival game against TA&M).
    – Ulis being even that much more of a team leader.
    – Murray took a ‘while’ to adjust to the system (Murray couldn’t get the dribble drive so Cal yanked it).

    ‘Coach of the Year’… not this year.

    • oldcatsfan
      5:51 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      And yet with all the issues listed above, lead an improved SEC and possibly a deep tournament run. Not a bad coaching job!

    • leon singleton
      6:00 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      Not to mention the damn refs.

    • UK Big Board Update
      6:28 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      leon singleton January 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm | Permalink
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      Skal needs good coaching. Look how good Towns got when he got a good coach.


      leon singleton December 31, 2015 at 11:57 am | Permalink
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      John Wall might be gay


      leon singleton October 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
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      Why is Calipari coaching at Kentucky if He knew what was going on at UMass and Memphis. WHY !


      leon singleton October 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm | Permalink
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      Instead of being on TV trying to sell books the bitch should be in jail for extortion. and crimes against Louisville.


      leon singleton October 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm | Permalink
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      NCAA should quit wasting time on Louisville and go after North Carolina.


      leon singleton January 11, 2016 at 9:26 am | Permalink
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      Let Cal go us true Kentucky fans would like Pinto back


      leon singleton December 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
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      Pitino is good for the game. I hope he stays at Louisville.


      WKYT leon singleton 14 days ago
      What could you expect from a liberal Supreme Court that thinks marriage is between to pervert men.


      WKYT leon singleton 17 days ago
      Kim Davis needs to launch the ark with a bottle of wine. Praise the Lord.


      WKYT leon singleton 2 months ago
      And some fools thought Kim Davis make Kentucky look bad. Read all about it Jeffener Lawrence.


      Seriously, have fun…. this guy is a total loser troll.

    • cats paw
      7:23 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      UK Big Board Update. Every day for the past two yrs
      Your a troll. You’re a Tard fan. I can copy/paste. Somebody notice me

    • UK Big Board Update
      7:53 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      You obviously didn’t read leon’s comments I posted.

      Unless, you are taking up for the dude?

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      8:42 am February 23, 2016 Permalink

      While Leon Singleton does have some views I do not agree with…like Pitino coming back to UK, and Cal not being a good coach. I think it is just weird that UK Big Board Update copies and saves other people’s comments for later use. I’m not really sure why it is so important to do that.

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:32 pm February 23, 2016 Permalink

      I don’t save anything – its called Google, and you can search.

      It takes about 2 seconds to do.

  2. FBI Informant
    6:33 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

    13-7 over the last 20 games with some horrendous losses in there and some of you think he should be considered NCOY???


    • UK Big Board Update
      6:38 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      He’s 8-1 vs your coach – what does that say about Pitino?

      Enjoy probation, troll.

    • UK Big Board Update
      6:38 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      (* You don’t have to answer that – this season doesn’t count for UL anyway 😉 )

    • theSkinny81
      6:46 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      You didn’t read the article.
      You should probably read the article.
      Hold on.
      Can you read?
      If you can’t, I understand.
      If you can, are you able to comprehend what is written?

    • cats paw
      7:25 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      UK big Board— considering how you smart homers all said this would be an epic bad year for the 21 ft of suck….I assume you think Pitino should be coach of the year?

    • UK Big Board Update
      7:51 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

      Considering they can’t even play in the tournament, yeah, I say its an epic bad year.

      Have fun with your coaching search next year.

  3. Suffering Fools
    6:34 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

    Is Ulis on anyone’s list?

  4. KevinM
    7:08 pm February 22, 2016 Permalink

    I’m sure Cal is distraught being left out of a Davis/DeCourcey opinion article.