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    ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky

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    Why would Calipari take the UK job at this point? He's got a great thing going at Memphis, and UK has made it very clear that their expectations are huge.


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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
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    Why would Calipari take the UK job at this point? He's got a great thing going at Memphis, and UK has made it very clear that their expectations are huge.
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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    exposure (never on the tube at Memphis)

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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

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    one of the top 5 programs in the nation
    Memphis has turned into a top 10 program because of Calipari, and they're getting the nation's top ranked recruit next year. Is there any reason to think he can't continue to be a top team?


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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Doesn't he have the top class in the country signed at Memphis? Be nice to be that coach to replace him.



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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    I see Memphis as a better program year in and year out anymore than Kentucky.


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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    If I'm him, I would just use the situation to get Memphis to pay me more and then stay put at Memphis. He is a really, really good situation at Memphis. They are always good. The stability makes recruits want to play there. I'd stay after I get the pay.


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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    He can win 25 games every year at Memphis and people will still say "Yeah, but it's Memphis, and Conference USA." Cal has a HUGE ego and wants out of Pitino's shadow, he wants to be known as the best coach of this era. The best way for him to do that is go to kentucky and make them forget all about Pitino...



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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Many would say that Kentucky basketball is in the same league as Notre Dame Football.

    Or at the very least, look at a similar situation where Rich Rodriguez left West Virginia for Michigan. Same type of thing. I'm not saying he should leave, only that there is plenty of reasons for him to.


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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
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    Why would Calipari take the UK job at this point? He's got a great thing going at Memphis, and UK has made it very clear that their expectations are huge.
    A lot of you guys apparently just do not understand why a guy like Calipari is so successful...he is driven and as such he is seeking out a challenge rather than running from it. The expectations at UK are precisely why a great coach goes there.

    UK is a program just like UNC...they can be in the National Title hunt nearly every year...with the right coach. That is why they will not settle this time for a younger coach that has shot out of the gate well in his career (like Travis Ford...even though he has the UK pedigree). They are going to be just like Alabama when they hired Saban...they are going to identify their top choice and not take "no" for an answer.



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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Maybe Conference USA bores him. How do you get up for games in that league week in and week out?



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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    A lot of you guys apparently just do not understand why a guy like Calipari is so successful...he is driven and as such he is seeking out a challenge rather than running from it. The expectations at UK are precisely why a great coach goes there.

    UK is a program just like UNC...they can be in the National Title hunt nearly every year...with the right coach. That is why they will not settle this time for a younger coach that has shot out of the gate well in his career (like Travis Ford...even though he has the UK pedigree). They are going to be just like Alabama when they hired Saban...they are going to identify their top choice and not take "no" for an answer.
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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    If I'm him, I would just use the situation to get Memphis to pay me more and then stay put at Memphis. He is a really, really good situation at Memphis. They are always good. The stability makes recruits want to play there. I'd stay after I get the pay.
    Maybe that's what he is doing.



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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    I will have no pity for him when he gets run out of Kentucky.

    And you wonder why players are transferring so often these days.


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    Re: ESPN: Calipari to Kentucky?

    If you can win at UMass and Memphis you can win at Kentucky. More pay, more exposure, better facilities, better boosters, tv time.



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