Calipari downplays hype, insists reloaded team is not his typical building job

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

coach sounds like an exasperated professor who just started teaching Chinese to a bunch of freshmen.  Smart and talented they might be, but it’s still a whole new language.  That’s why the Wildcats coach scoffs at anybody who would anoint the defending national champions the team to beat.  “Whoever did that needs to be drug-tested,” Calipari said Thursday at Southeastern Conference media days. “We’re not very good right now. I think we’ll be a good team eventually, hopefully, but right now we’re just average.


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