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The players were initially called to meet individually with members of the compliance department about the number of hours they were being asked to practice.
After the meeting with the compliance officials, the players met with Hocutt as a group. Associate athletics director Blayne Beal, who is in charge of communications, confirmed that the meeting took place with Hocutt and the returning players.
Billy Gillispie has once again come under fire for the way he treats his players.
"Compliance wanted to know what's going on," said one returning player who requested that his name not be used. "(The meeting) was about a lot of stuff that goes on in practice, everything within the program, the way we're being coached, the relationship we've got with our coach, practice hours and stuff like that.''
The player said that Gillispie is a "good coach, teacher and mentor, but he's not the most personable person, not the coach you can go and talk to. He breaks you down. But he doesn't build you back up. It's hard to play for him when that happens every day. You feel like you're getting torn down and you can't get back up.''
The player said there were a lot of "mental games" being played.