Willie Cauley-Stein on zombie apocalypse: 'I got some plans'

I'm comforted, elated, relieved to know that, should the (not "a," but "the") zombie apocalypse arrive in our lifetime, Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein is prepared and dead set on not getting turned.

WHY IS THIS VIDEO SO SHORT?! I need more.

How this came up during Kentucky's media day on Tuesday I don't know, but the fact Cauley-Stein is so casual yet readily willing to admit the possibility of the zombie apocalypse makes my week. He said he's prepared to fend off would-be soul-takers based on his viewings of The Walking Dead, AMC's smash hit series about the undead wreaking havoc on a decreasing warm-blooded populus.

Keeping your wits about you while surrounded by a bunch of crazies shouldn't be heard for Cauley-Stein; he does live amongst Kentucky fans, after all.

USA Today profiled Cauley-Stein, providing a portrait of player and person that is eccentric, different from many college players.

"You know, now it's like: That's who I am," Cauley-Stein said. "The way I dress, the way I talk, the way I do things, what I say on Twitter, it's just like that's who you are, so don't try to mask who you are just because of what other people think of you. It's like a thousand pounds off your shoulder. You don't have to worry about that aspect of your life, and you can just do what you were really trying to accomplish."

There's a video embedded in that story linked above, too. Give it a watch and read. Cauley-Stein, who's recovering from a lacerated hand, seems to be one of the more interesting characters in the season ahead.

(H/T, CBT)

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

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