Calipari stops blowing the whistle

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -UK coach John Calipari has been working his team hard during a lengthy semester break. During Monday's SEC teleconference, Calipari said hes stopped blowing the whistle.

"I'm putting the whistle down and making them continue to play for seven, eight trips up and down, which I normally don't do because I can't stand to see error." said Calipari. "I need to let them know that's not right, and I also need to let them know that is right. But now I just put the whistle down."

Calipari said his players usually say he stops play too much, but not now. "Now they're saying coach, pick up the whistle. Now they're just, it's up and down up and down up and down, it doesn't mean you're playing fast, it means you're not stopping. That's what makes it tough for them the last 12 days, ten days."

Knetucky returns to action Wednesday night against Mississippi State. Tipoff will be at 8:00 p.m. on WKYT.

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