Murphy Holloway last week told us he wouldn’t change a thing about Tad Smith Coliseum.
Well, John Calipari has different ideas.
It’s easier to be happy after you’ve won, so the Kentucky coach was in a good mood last night.
He praised Marshall Henderson, and he praised the way Ole Miss has played this season. He said last night’s game was “nothing (about) Ole Miss. We played well.”
So he was probably most pleased with the idea that his team took a step forward.
As jovial as he was it seemed for a time that Calipari was moonlighting with the UMAA Foundation.
“I said, ‘Andy, you want me to mention something about building you a new building?’ They’re 17-2. Would you please build the guy a new building. The locker room we’re in is like, I’m looking for squirrels in there. You’ve got to be kidding me. You’ve got all these football facilities. This campus is gorgeous. This campus is like none other. This is one of the nicest college campuses in the country … except for this building. This is the only bad building on the whole campus.”
Calipari said he asked Kennedy if he wanted him to mention Tad Smith in his postgame comments, which means the comments were scripted to some degree. He came in with a plan. He didn’t tell us what Kennedy’s response was.