(Providence Head Coach, Ed Cooley)
Don't ask Providence head coach, Ed Cooley about their match-up with Kentucky this Sunday night, apparently he has been asked too many times.
After his team improved to 7-1 on the season by defeating Fairfield Friday afternoon, he was asked for his thoughts on his teams upcoming match-up with Kentucky, his response sounded like he was a little upset about the question…
"Everybody is asking me about Kentucky. It's a game. Congratulations, they're good. They have all these great players. You know what? We have some great players, too. I do not want anybody to look at my team as if we are some stepchild hoping to get lucky. We're going to go down there and we're going to be confident, passionate and we're going to play with a lot of pride. I don't give a damn about Kentucky."
I'm all for being confident in your team and making sure they don't get caught up in the fact of WHO they are playing instead of looking at it, as just another game. But, there is a better way to handle a question asked by a journalist about an obvious subject.
If Calipari was looking for something to motivate his guys and make them understand how opposing teams look at them, then just plaster Cooley's comments on each one of their lockers… That should do the trick