Cal looking for Cats to take the reins

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown |
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown |

began building his coaching reputation at UMass, taking the Minutemen from conference also-rans to the 1996 Final Four.

Those teams were overachievers, making up for a perceived lack of talent with hard-nosed defense and hard work, taking on the personality of the coach leading them. That personality transference began in notoriously tough practices.

Apparently, Coach Cal is making a return to days of yore this season at Kentucky.

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