John Calipari Trying to Encourage Kentucky Fans Despite Rough Start Sounds Forced

Evansville v Kentucky
Evansville v Kentucky

Back-to-back close games, including one loss, against non-Power 5 teams isn't quite No. 1 in the nation material right?

Not even close, especially in the sport of basketball. Kentucky Wildcats' head coach John Calipari took to Twitter to dispel the unrest among the Big Blue Nation, but such tweets won't help in the long-term.

These tweets seem so forced that it is worrying.

If they were trying to work out some major kinks as a top-tier team in the nation, the time to do that is preseason. With the likes of Ashton Hagans coming back this season, Kentucky's veterans haven't even performed up to par. This wasn't supposed to happen, for once.

In coach Calipari's defense, the theme of struggling against teams that they should handily beat is something that is in common with Kentucky teams of the past, but it is still worrying.

Kentucky's shocking loss to Evansville resulted in the Wildcats plummeting eight spots in the AP Poll, dropping all the way to No. 9.

Coach Calipari still has time to right the ship, but with the way things are currently playing out they cannot simply rely on the fact that they've recovered well in the past.