Coach Cal's Cats won a national championship back in 2012 after losing to Indiana on the road...the shot heard round the Bluegrass.
The scene in Bloomington after UK's loss...a season-changing loss according to Coach Cal...was one that stuck with the Cats for the rest of the year.
But not for the worse...because that year's team understood what it meant to lose after that night...and never wanted to feel it again...only dropping the SEC title game to Vanderbilt...they pretty much proved it to be true.
Big Blue Madness ticket camp-out festivities wrap up overnight and then it's the waiting game for Solid Blue fans until Friday, October 18th...for the real deal at Rupp Arena...
Coach Cal knows he's got a good team once again this season but he's not ready to talk trash quite yet.
Because it's still early...real early...but when Cal knows he has a team, he'll talk.
Check out both videos to hear Cal's take on the grind and how learning from a loss can change a season.