Coach Cal put up an article over at his website about what we can come to expect concerning the Cats' scheduling for a while. A2D2 has an article about it on the front page. Facebook has complaint after complaint from so-called members of the BBN concerning the loss of UK-IU, and possibly UK-UNC from our annual schedule. We have people who are now referring to him in less than favorable terms. On Dick Gabriel's page the following thread can be seen:
Mark Buerger: Ridiculous. about an hour ago · Like.I particularly liked the one who suggested that Cal do the football schedule. Are you nuts??
Dave Redden: Just play home and away and get it sorted! about an hour ago · Like.
Andy Seibert: Seems to me like he's trying to soften the blow over something else on the schedule (or not on the schedule) that he knows everybody is going to complain about. about an hour ago · Like.
Larry Gevedon :Total BS about an hour ago via mobile · Like · 1.
Scott Balling: Agree w/ previous comments. He's got his feather in his cap now and he thinks he can dictate the schedule on a yearly basis based on the talent coming in/going out. The cart is creeping up on the horse at this point. about an hour ago · Like.
Amanda Main Ferguson: King C*lip*ri thinks he can do no wrong in the eyes of the BBN. So far, he's been right. 57 minutes ago · Like.
Chris Herren: We need him to do our football schedule 44 minutes ago via mobile · Like
Scheduling just shouldn't be that big a deal to folks. Worried about the RPI? Don't be. Our RPI will be fine. We play quality teams week in and week out. Thinking that we won't be ready for tough tournament play? Look, Calipari knows exactly what it will take to get these kids tournament ready. That is one of the reasons he likes neutral sites. They give him an opportunity to see how they respond in a tournament-like atmosphere. Big time single games in big time neutral environments. Thinking your quality of product is going to be diluted? Please. We will be as close as you can be to being the best there is at the moment the kids meet Calipari's expectations.
C'mon folks. You want to worry about something, look at the football schedule. If any schedule makes a member of the BBN nervous, it should be football.