In 2013, Kentucky head coach John Calipari joked about the conditions of the Tad Smith Coliseum following a win over Ole Miss.
“The locker room we’re in is like, I’m looking for squirrels in there,” Coach Cal said. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
It was an attempt to help Andy Kennedy and Co. get a new facility on campus. Last January, The Pavilion at Ole Miss was opened. On Thursday night, Calipari was back in University, Mississippi for the first time since making those comments, and he was greeted with a letter from the Tad Pad Squirrels.
Calipari and the Wildcats open SEC play against the Rebels at 8 p.m. on Thursday night.