Gonna sit right down and write myself a letter…

October 1, 2009

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.