December 8th, 2011 11:07 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Kentucky
Tags: Despite Calipari God, North Carolina, UK, UNC
John Calipari said earlier this week that there might be some years when his team is just too young to play one top-notch opponent after another. For that reason, he suggested that Kentucky might drop a traditional rival like Indiana, Louisville or North Carolina from its schedule.
Despite Calipari’s God-like status in the Bluegrass State, many Wildcat fans weren’t thrilled with the idea of losing a big rivalry game. They probably also knew what folks from around the country would say — that UK and Calipari are “scared” to play Indiana, Louisville and UNC every year.
That’s not the case at all according to John Calipari and his Twitter feed:
“I’m the originator of playing anytime, anyplace, anywhere. I just want flexibility in our scheduling to modify based on our roster.”
If you look at UK’s schedules since Calipari took over in Lexington, there’s no denying that he’s played as many big-time teams as anyone else in the country.
That said, you can bet the coach’s tweet will still be met with the following response from folks outside the Commonwealth:
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