Woods amends comments about UK player ‘vibe’

Morehead State Coach Sean Woods said on a Monday teleconference that he did not like the “vibe” he got from Kentucky players at the recent telethon to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
Morehead State later sent reporters alerting them to clarifications Woods made on his twitter account.
“In no way were my comments meant to offend or insult the current players at UK,” Woods tweeted. “Simply an observation of today’s youth everywhere.”
Woods also tweeted his admiration for UK Coach John Calipari and re-stated the pride he takes in being a former UK player.
During the teleconference, Woods explained what he meant by the UK player “vibe” he did not like during his appearance at the telethon.
“They didn’t seem like Kentucky basketball players to me, and I’ll leave it at that,” Woods said.
But Woods did elaborate a moment later, saying modern-day players don’t appreciate the game’s history. He also seemed to wonder if UK players this season appreciate what playing for Kentucky means.
“There is just a certain way and a certain look Kentucky basketball players should have,” said Woods, who played for UK in the early 1990s. “And not have such sense of entitlement.
“I think today it’s still an honor to wear that uniform.”
Woods noted how Calipari’s three previous seasons as UK coach have transformed the program into a well-oiled production line that places multiple players in the NBA each season.
The Morehead State coached wondered aloud if that quick path to the NBA leads players to take Kentucky for granted.
“I think these kids should be more appreciative,” Woods said. “. . . You went through there and it helped you become who you are in those six, seven to eight months.”