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Feeling pressure, Calipari calls for perfection

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07:14 AM ET 05.16 | After a disappointing 2012-13, John Calipari has his sights set considerably higher for 2013-14, and missing out on the nation's No. 1 recruit didn't dampen his spirits. He called a press conference Wednesday, a day after Andrew Wiggins signed with Kansas, to rave about the guys he did get -- a recruiting class still considered one of the best of all-time -- and how good the Wildcats could be. "We're chasing perfection. We're chasing greatness. We're chasing things that have never been done in the history of our game," Calipari said. "People say, 'Pressure!' Man, pressure brings out the best. 'You're gonna be fired if you don't get this done!' I don't mind a little pressure."

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May 16, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Perfectiion? As in: "Mr. Blutarsky, zero. point. zero."?

May 16, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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They will rise right on up out of the patch, just you wait and see

" Trick or treats come only once a year, and I missed it by sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead."

May 16, 2013  08:44 AM ET

With the talent World Wide Wes provides, they ought to be perfect.

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May 16, 2013  10:23 AM ET

"We're chasing perfection. We're chasing greatness. We're chasing things that have never been done in the history of our game,"

Uhh, John, uh, you have a loooonnnnngggg way to go to chase things that have never been done. Go three years without losing and win another 9 titles before mouthing off about that - Wizard of Westwood

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May 16, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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"We're chasing perfection. We're chasing greatness. We're chasing things that have never been done in the history of our game," Uhh, John, uh, you have a loooonnnnngggg way to go to chase things that have never been done. Go three years without losing and win another 9 titles before mouthing off about that - Wizard of Westwood

Good point. He couldn't carry John Wooden's jock!

May 16, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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Yes, Perfection, look it up, it will simply say the Kentucky Wildcat Men's Basketball Team (most years)!

Noooooooooooooooooooo, it would say UCLA circa 60's, 70's.

May 16, 2013  11:50 AM ET

Perfection, you ask? Pat Summitt. Joan Cronan. 'Nuff said.

May 16, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Perfection, you ask? Pat Summitt. Joan Cronan. 'Nuff said.

Geno Aureimma say hi.

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May 16, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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he spoke at a company offsite one time. Complete doooosh....offended almost every female in the audience.

I hope you mean John C. and not John W.

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May 16, 2013  01:07 PM ET
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Geno Aureimma say hi.

Geno? Geno's fallen into his good fortune because he couldn't get a gig coaching men.

May 16, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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FIFY

KJ and his myriad fans are not pleased, Colonel...

 
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