Kentucky Wildcat Basketball: Maybe Sean Woods was right after all

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Nov 21, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Morehead Eagles head coach Sean Woods watches his team in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

There is a lot to be said about listening to warning signs. If your car squeaks when you stop, you go and get your brakes fixed. If you have chest pain and a shortness of breath, you get to the doctor. If your normally honor roll kid starts bringing home “C”‘s and “D”‘s, you talk to the teacher and your child and get to the root of the problem. And when a guy who is a Kentucky basketball legend and has his name in the rafters of Rupp Arena speaks out about the state of the team, perhaps you should give the guy a break and pay some attention to what he is saying. I know that Kentucky fans don’t like to hear it, but maybe Unforgettable Sean Woods was right after all when he said the following about this years Kentucky Wildcat team:


“They didn’t seem like Kentucky basketball players to me,” Woods said of his impressions of UK players when he and they took part in a telethon recently to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. “And I’ll leave it at that. I’m a Kentucky basketball player through and through, and there’s just a certain aura about you.

“These kids nowadays are just so different. When I was coming up, we were humble. Very humble. I think because of the success that Cal has created — which is not a bad thing, it’s a great thing — it just lets you know what Kentucky basketball is right now. But I’m just one of those kids really, really am a blueblood Kentucky guy at heart. There’s just a certain way and a certain look Kentucky basketball players should have, and not have such a sense of entitlement. I think today, it’s still an honor to wear that uniform.”


Instead of listening to the warning, the Big Blue Nation went berserk on Woods on social media and forced him to retract on his statements somewhat.  And a day or so later, Woods kind of put credibility to his statements as his Morehead State Eagles gave Kentucky all they wanted at Rupp Arena.  Woods Eagles actually led Kentucky 48-46 with 13:46 remaining in the game.  The Eagles are in no way a powerhouse.  They are not even a CBI team as they are currently 8-10.  That’s an eye opening warning sign, folks.  And looking back, Woods was not the first Kentucky legend to express his concern about this Wildcat team.

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