I still say my biggest impetus for deciding to become true blue is Coach Cal. What an amazing guy. And he never ceases to impress me. Most recently the Herald-Leader’s Jerry Tipton at Kentuckysports.com posted a story that solidified the idea that this new coach is going to be like no other — except maybe Rupp — but with much more emotion and outward sincerity.
Tipton writes that Cal has been writing letters to his players, something he does before each season, as a way to help them define their goals. And he’s not looking for the loftiest of lofty goals.
Baby steps seems to be Cal’s mantra.: “My job is to keep these guys in the moment, not worrying about November and December. I must keep them in today. Then there’s no anxiety. There’s nothing crazy. There’s nothing overwhelming. There’s no, ‘Oh, my gosh, what if we … ‘” What a way to inspire, it’s indeed counterintuitive to how most people do things these days. How could anyone (win or lose) not have confidence in this guy?
I still can’t wait for the season to begin so I can dig in for real.