By LARRY VAUGHT
After Kentucky blew a 21-point first half lead and lost at Tennessee, Kentucky coach John Calipari said his team and staff had some “soul searching” to do.
Friday he said it was more self-evaluating than soul searching going into Saturday’s game with Florida.
“You’ve gotta look at yourself. I mean, as a coach I’ve gotta look at myself and just say, ‘OK, what are we doing? How are we doing it? Is there a better way of doing it?’ You’ve gotta ask questions and sometimes you’ve gotta ask yourself a different question than you did last week,” Calipari said.
“So, as I look at this and they look at this, I come back to, ‘OK, I’ve gotta zero in on what we have to have to win.’ And then the other side of it, for me, is challenging these guys, holding the bar high and doing it in a way that gets something out of it. And that means you’re trying different buttons different ways.
“This is a game-to-game thing for us. I’ve gotta worry about Florida. I’m not worried about the last game. I’m not worried about next game. Let’s just play well this game. If that’s not good enough, we move on to the next game.”