Calipari: 'This team is as hungry as any team I've coached'

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    This year is gonna be so fun
     
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    Oh shit. That is truly music to my ears. My body is ready.
     
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    Hard to sleep at night thinking about the potential of this team!
     
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    I think Cal is doing what I learned in Psychology 101 is called 'projecting,' - seeing in others what he's feeling. I get the idea that HE'S more hungry than ever -- and the players are picking up on that and reflecting it back to him. That bodes very well for teh coming year.
     
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    I said in other threads Cal has changed since last February. And that change is going to bode well for UK basketball and it’s fans.
     
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    Sweet baby Jesus.
    We now have cal on steroids.
    Gonna be really hard for me to resist bitch slapping a puke fan in Indy.
    I’m Hongry!!!!
     
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    Where’s this man to feed these hungry guys?
     
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    Cal will take no prisoners. He’s out for blood now.
     
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    THAT'S what I'm talking about. I look so forward to this season. This team seems "hongry". Feed them more Cal, feed them more... Go Cats!
     
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    He is too busy feeding feeding hungry female media members.
     
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    And I don't think he is messin around either. That just seems serious.
     
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    Did someone order icecream?
     
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    Dadgumit I'm STOKED. I'm going to start celebrating tonight when I get home and drink numerous beers and watch some of the taped UK games I have. Who's with me damnit. Go Big Blue...Go Big Blue. I'm feelin so good right now I may take my 20 year old girlfriend out dancing tonight. We gonna party like it's 2012. Damit I'm STOKED ARE YOU. Come on BBN Lets hear from you. I say we all get together and throw a big BBN Party at Cal's house. I don't think he would mind, do you?
     
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    John Calipari

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    Now my work begins on next year’s team. With the added hours, I’m going to spend more time in the summer than I normally do trying to create something special. This team is as hungry as any team as I’ve coached, individually and collectively. They inspire me to want to do more.

    8:37 AM - Jun 22, 2018
    Let em eat coach!!
     
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    I have a theory on what Cal has missed- and it took the Capel and Vanderbilt issues for him to act on it. Cal has recruited outstanding young men at UK. Great players- even better people. But he has missed the 2010 team makeup. Wall, Cousins and Bledsoe were good kids, don’t get me wrong, but they were different than say for example Monk. Wall and crew had an edge and chip on their shoulders who were itching for the other team to start something, anything. Because they relished getting in faces and played better when it happened. Cal has never admitted it but those are the type of teams he wants. And there is at least four on this team I can think of that have “it”. And Cal didn’t add them just because of their basketball abilities.
     
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    The buffet line is open baby.....so feed them. FEED THEM!!!!!
     
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    I couldn’t have said it better myself.
     
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    Nah, this is for real...

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    Swaggy Cal is back in force. Watch out world!
     
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    We fans are hungry too Cal so we have players, coaches and fans all hungry. We are on our way to #9
     
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    Maybe the fans will start jumping out from the stands like iu's fans, ah, er, forget that...ridiculous thought....
     
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    I have the opposite effect. I sometimes think of UK roster possibilities to help me sleep.

    Yes, I'm aware that I need professional help, just like about 50% of the people who post here.
     
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    We bout to get shit right!
     
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    Here's the response from Rupp Rafters:

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    this along with BCG was the worst two hires in UK history if you ask me !!!
     
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    DO IT!! I'll be there too dude. I got your back
     
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    Sounds like you’re HANGRY! Don’t go getting yourself in trouble at that game. Lol
     
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    Good post. The last two seasons, Cal has begged his team to rise up and become leaders, particularly from a consistent emotional standpoint. Few have taken the challenge, save a periodic SGA.


    Cal's best teams have had multiple emotional alphas (maybe the one exception being the '14 team, which I believe only had one in Randle).

    As you noted, this team will have a few: Johnson, PJ, Travis, Hagans, and a more consistent Green. I also think Quickley has the potential to become a throat-slitting assassin on the court. Herro will help accentuate the "crazy guy" role as a competitor (like Harrelson did in '11).

    That makes at least four guys who will routinely be out for blood. A nice group to possess if you're a coach, especially when all of them have NBA talent.
     
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    Did someone say pop-tarts?
     
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    What is the “crazy guy” role?
     
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    2014 had the twins. They were alphas as well.
     
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    He will flat out bite your arse if he needs to. The best definition I can think of...except maybe...this,

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    Absolute fantastic post irish. You couldn't be more right about Wall, Bled, and Cousins just hoping for the other team to start something. I think that Mississippi State team that year brought it out in them. I found myself hoping last year that one of our opponents would get a lil chippy and hopefully spark some fire in our players
     
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    Fox and Bam were that. Cal always recruits that but some classes and teams have it more then others. On this team PJ , Hagans KJ and Travis all have it in spades.
     
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    Ouch.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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