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Friday Quickies: Changing The Offense Edition

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky head coach John Calipari believes a successful person never loses. Instead of losing, he believes they learn from their mistakes and move forward to become better at what they do. This year, these Wildcats have had several “opportunities to learn” following the loss of a game.

However, they can’t seem to turn the corner and find the spark they need. With any postseason dreams they may have once had now likely out of reach, how long will it take Calipari to change his offense?

Not necessarily changing everything he likes to incorporate. But how about making life easier on his players? Start recruiting more players who can knock down an open shot consistently, even if they aren’t a flashy five-star recruit. Or recruiting a player who may not be as athletically gifted on both ends of the court but can commit to playing lock down defense or efficiently running Kentucky’s offense.

With Calipari, everything starts at recruiting. He’s the man in all of college basketball when it comes to that category, and he has the largest influence to “change” or “improve” Kentucky’s efficiency on the basketball court.

No one enjoys losing and no one enjoys having to “learn” 11 times 23 of the way through a pandemic year in college basketball. Something tells me Calipari will seriously commit to “changing” his offense and “learning” from his mistakes.

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