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WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Tiger pride

WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

Great results are almost always the product of things like hard work, discipline and maintaining a laser-like focus on the task at hand. It’s almost never by accident, and pure talent alone is usually not enough.

It was heavy lifting and attention to detail that has elevated the Memphis Tigers basketball team to the number one ranking in the country. Coach John Calipari and his players have every reason to be proud of this accomplishment, and they make it easy for the University community and people throughout our region to get excited about Memphis Tigers basketball.

Freshman player Derrick Rose put a good perspective on this when he said, "It's nothing but a ranking, but because of the hard work we put into it, we wanted to be No. 1."

Coach Calipari came to Memphis eight years ago, pledging to improve the basketball program on the court and off. There’s no argument that he has done what he said he would.

Go Tigers! We're ready for the rest of this ride.

That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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