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Calipari blaming himself for 'crap job' at Kentucky

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08:11 AM ET 03.08 | This year's tournament bid for Kentucky may be spelled N-I-T, thanks to Thursday's 10-point loss at Georgia. [Kentucky] surely made Florida overly confident going into Saturday's can't-get-here-soon-enough regular-season finale. The familiar problems of the season re-asserted themselves. No reliable go-to guy. No defensive stopper. ... Coach John Calipari had called the last two road performances "abysmal." By that standard, the loss to Georgia fit the unsightly polka dots-with-stripes pattern. "It's the same stuff," Willie Cauley-Stein said. "Different day." Rather than blame the players, who soldier on without Nerlens Noel, Calipari blamed himself. "I've done a crap job with this team," he said.

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March 8, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Will You Discount Your Salary, Bro?

March 8, 2013  09:17 AM ET

If a team loses one player and folds up the tent, the coach SHOULD take the blame.

March 8, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Refreshing honesty.

March 8, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Perhaps he's lost the fire?

March 8, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Perhaps he's lost the fire?

Good to see you back, Doc....thought you got axed!!

LUS>Arky


I<3 Corndogs!!

March 8, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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If a team loses one player and folds up the tent, the coach SHOULD take the blame.

It's not as if they were setting CBB on fire when Noel was there...

March 8, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good to see you back, Doc....thought you got axed!!LUS>ArkyI<3 Corndogs!!

What were you two betting on?

March 8, 2013  11:05 AM ET
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What were you two betting on?

Arky vs LUS in basketball. In BR, and Arknasas lost by 5

so now, I have to end every post with

I<3 Corndogs!!

March 8, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Arky vs LUS in basketball. In BR, and Arknasas lost by 5 so now, I have to end every post withI<3 Corndogs!!

It's b'ball. Who really cares?

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March 8, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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Refreshing honesty.

Yeah but it's a little late. He threw his players under the bus a couple of weeks ago in the media. He said some of them were just "uncoachable".

What a jerk.

March 8, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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The 2 of us who made the bet..Mind yo bidness DS.. hahahaAnd we will be doing one for Baseball as well... And damm I figure an Izzolite wud care about BBall

how bout golf or tennis?

March 8, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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how bout golf or tennis?

Fore!

Love!

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March 8, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The 2 of us who made the bet..Mind yo bidness DS.. hahahaAnd we will be doing one for Baseball as well... And damm I figure an Izzolite wud care about BBall

I certainly appreciate Izzo. I just can't get into the b'ball game. I will say that I follow MSU during the tournament. Other than that, not really.

March 8, 2013  12:51 PM ET
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Fore!play!

FIFY, ;)

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March 8, 2013  01:29 PM ET
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who the hell is slime ball Cal going to blame Joe B. hall or Adolph Rupp. The stench off Calipari permeates all of college basketball. No matter how much Calipari wins he will always stink and smell rotten.

Okay, now I am starting to worry. I am agreeing with you more and more. Also, this is probably the nicest thing you have had to say about anyone lately.

March 8, 2013  02:58 PM ET
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who the hell is slime ball Cal going to blame Joe B. hall or Adolph Rupp. The stench off Calipari permeates all of college basketball. No matter how much Calipari wins he will always stink and smell rotten.

Haters gonna hate......

 
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