Not many coaches can say it, but John Calipari has been in this position before.
Twice before this season he’d coached teams to 26-0 starts, experience he’s calling on as Kentucky set a record for the best start in program history on Tuesday night.
It’s with that in mind that Coach Cal has changed his approach to coaching through mistakes.
“I would have, you know, we keep winning, we’re up 18, I’m not screwing this up,” Calipari said. “Well you are screwing it up if you don’t correct. You are screwing it up if it happens in March and you let it go in February, shame on me.”
For that reason, Calipari didn’t sound much like a winning coach after the top-ranked Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) won at Tennessee (14-11, 6-7 SEC), 66-48. He isn’t letting mistakes go by without comment.