A loss like the one Kentucky suffered at Tennessee on Saturday is one that might make a coach reevaluate things. The 88-58 defeat was the largest of John Calipari’s tenure as Kentucky head coach and the Wildcats had to battle just to avoid a 40-point final margin.
So, three days later, are Coach Cal’s priorities or goals any different? Not so much.
“Now the issue for me as a coach is: Just keep coaching them,” Calipari said. “I’m not going to change; just keep coaching them.”
As long as there is still season left, Calipari is going to try everything within his power to turn the potential he’s certain his team has into production. With his youngest UK team to date, he hasn’t always been rewarded by his persistence. It’s not that his players are willfully not following Calipari’s coaching; it’s that they don’t have the capacity to execute all the time.