Former Wildcat Woods Laments Changes To College Game, Scholar Athletes

Nov 19, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Morehead State University Coach Sean Woods made some controversial comments Monday about the changing attitudes and lack of historical knowledge amongst today’s scholar athletes. 

Woods talked about coming in to Rupp Arena to compete against his Alma Mater and took certain members of the current Wildcat roster to task for what he called their “sense of entitlement”.

“They play basketball but they don’t know what basketball really is.  And they are very very fortunate.  You know, we live in a microwave society now and it’s a shame that kids don’t know the history.  I walked into a deal the other day where they had that telethon at WKYT and I didn’t like the vibe…I’m just going to be honest with you…of those guys.  It’s totally different now.  And it’s not anyone’s fault.  It’s just the way society is now.”

In contrast Woods said he knew all about UK basketball tradition and history from the time he first walked onto the Lexington campus.

“I think today it is still an honor to wear that uniform.  They don’t owe Kentucky nothing.  Even though they’re coming in and one and done, what Cal’s created…it’s the only university that that’s happening on a consistent basis.”

Woods acknowledged that other schools like North Carolina and Kansas have also embraced the so-called one and done philosophy but said the Kentucky program has set a new standard in that regard. 

The Wildcats host Morehead State Wednesday night at 7 in Rupp Arena.