Big Blue Nation once again showed their passion in Kentucky's open practice today. John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats held their open practice for all Kentucky students and staff. Hundreds of students flocked to Memorial Coliseum to watch the No. 1 team in the nation hold a practice.
Calipari asked students to make their presence known to give the team a "midweek jolt" to avoid another Indiana-esque performance. Whether it works or not is up in the air, but it was a great atmosphere for a practice in the middle of the day and week.
Much like Big Blue Madness, the practice had an intrasquad scrimmage and audience-pleasing drills. Calipari didn't raise his voice to any player, nor did he run them for having a lack of focus.
But the focus was still there. At the start of practice, Calipari spoke with the crowd and said that "every game we play is the other team's Superbowl." And that couldn't be more true.
Here are the lessons learned from Kentucky's open practice.