2017-18 Kentucky Schedule

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfTroy View Post
    No proof but a general philosophy of coaching
    I agree that its a general philosophy of coaching at almost all levels. I think that Coach Cal, Coach K, Self and a few others are on a whole different level, which probably have a different philosophy.
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    Pretty terrible home schedule in terms of going to see them vs good teams. I get it, but I don't like it.

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    Guys, the home schedule isn't that bad, non-conference? Yeah it's awful, but remember Kansas and UCLA both came into Rupp Arena last year, UofL comes in this year and the SEC is going to be by no means a cake walk. Alabama, Missouri, Florida, Vandy, and Auburn will all be much improved.

    As far as the home and home preparing you more come tournament time I do kinda agree. The WVU game will be a hostile environment to say the least and I would expect there to be a lot of adversity that the Cats will have to face in that game.

    I do understand why Cal schedules these neutral court games, if you're a kid coming out of high school wouldn't you want to play in MSG, the United Center, etc. or would you want to just play a bunch of home and home games? It's not only about exposure for the kids but also experiences that will last them a life time. For us as fans it might suck seeing them play on neutral courts so much but for them they have to love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    Guys, the home schedule isn't that bad, non-conference? Yeah it's awful, but remember Kansas and UCLA both came into Rupp Arena last year, UofL comes in this year and the SEC is going to be by no means a cake walk. Alabama, Missouri, Florida, Vandy, and Auburn will all be much improved.

    As far as the home and home preparing you more come tournament time I do kinda agree. The WVU game will be a hostile environment to say the least and I would expect there to be a lot of adversity that the Cats will have to face in that game.

    I do understand why Cal schedules these neutral court games, if you're a kid coming out of high school wouldn't you want to play in MSG, the United Center, etc. or would you want to just play a bunch of home and home games? It's not only about exposure for the kids but also experiences that will last them a life time. For us as fans it might suck seeing them play on neutral courts so much but for them they have to love it.
    Not really the point of the thread BUT, if I were a 4-year player at UK I would much rather say that I played in the Dean Dome, Cameron Indoor, Allen Fieldhouse, or the Breslin Center than the United Center or Smoothy King Center. MSG, now that's a different story. That's the Mecca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfTroy View Post
    Not really the point of the thread BUT, if I were a 4-year player at UK I would much rather say that I played in the Dean Dome, Cameron Indoor, Allen Fieldhouse, or the Breslin Center than the United Center or Smoothy King Center. MSG, now that's a different story. That's the Mecca.
    I'm pretty sure that Cal isn't looking for many 4-year players. Perhaps that is why he isn't setting up the schedule the way that you would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfTroy View Post
    Not really the point of the thread BUT, if I were a 4-year player at UK I would much rather say that I played in the Dean Dome, Cameron Indoor, Allen Fieldhouse, or the Breslin Center than the United Center or Smoothy King Center. MSG, now that's a different story. That's the Mecca.
    We don't exactly have very many 4 year players at UK now days, especially ones that get a decent amount of PT. Willis, Hawkins, and Mulder being a group of select few that Calipari actually recruited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    We don't exactly have very many 4 year players at UK now days, especially ones that get a decent amount of PT. Willis, Hawkins, and Mulder being a group of select few that Calipari actually recruited.
    I wouldn't even consider Mulder to be a 4-year player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    I'm pretty sure that Cal isn't looking for many 4-year players. Perhaps that is why he isn't setting up the schedule the way that you would like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Baxter View Post
    We don't exactly have very many 4 year players at UK now days, especially ones that get a decent amount of PT. Willis, Hawkins, and Mulder being a group of select few that Calipari actually recruited.
    Completely missing my point so here:

    As a one-and-done player at UK this year, I would rather play at Allen Fieldhouse or Pauley Pavilion than play in the United Center or the Smoothie King Center.

    Furthermore, as a one-and-done, I will never have the chance to play in those college arenas again, where I will play in both of those NBA arenas next year.

    Again, not even the main point here but....

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    Back to the original topic, I think it's going to be a rough road for the Cats. I can see them losing 6-10 games this year. Kansas, UofL, UCLA, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Missouri, and Vandy are all games I can see them losing with as much inexperience as they will have. There will also be games that less than average teams catch them on an off night get them much like Tennessee did in Knoxville last year. Hopefully I'll be in attendance for that game on Jan. 6th.

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