The wall-sits and having them put their hands behind their backs isn’t about going back to fundamentals, Calipari says. The idea is to get the players to push through their comfort levels.
John Calipari has said that he can’t save his players from competition. The problem last year was that he had no choice. Last season, Kentucky lacked depth, which played a major factor in the competition level at practice.
Obviously everyone will get a taste of practice Friday night at Big Blue Madness, but here are a couple of Twitter notes from a pair of ESPN reporters in Jason King and Jimmy Dykes. You’ll see both me and John Calipari weren’t kidding about the talent on this team.
Throughout the 2013-14 year, the players who make the stories will share in writing a season-long blog to share with the Big Blue Nation their experiences, their thoughts and how the year develops in their own eyes. Today we hear from Dominique Hawkins.
While fans outside the Joe Craft Center wait in line for tickets to the first public viewing of practice, the Wildcats continued their practice season indoors on Thursday. we caught up with a few of the players afterwards to get their thoughts on getting used to the grind of practice.
Eric Lindsey talks about his early impressions of the 2013-14 Wildcats with KSTV’s Thomas Beisner.
John Calipari still had 35 minutes left of skill instruction with his team this week, so he got the guys together again on Tuesday and had his team scrimmage for most of the practice.
After watching his team get outrebounded, “outhustled” and “outworked” in the second half of doubleheader nightcap, a hot and irritated John Calipari said this letdown loss simply came down to toughness. One team (Baylor) had it. The other (Kentucky) didn’t.