Calipari Goes For Three-peat

"When you lay down with dogs; you get fleas."

That's has to be what Kentucky fans are thinking right now (UCONN fans too).  The NY Times (among other news outlets) are reporting that,  oops! Calipari did it again.  This time, the scrutiny surrounds one of his prized recruits, Eric Bledsoe.  Apparently, Eric turned into an academic Wunderkind during his senior and miraculously lifted his GPA high enough to qualify for UK.  Funny, how this stuff just always seems to happen under Calipari's watch.

Maybe now, the NCAA will finally do the right thing and ban this goon from coaching.  Given that this would be Calipari's third offense; it's not surprising that he is angling for a return to the NBA by packaging himself up with Lebron James (just say no, Lebron!).

It can't be more clear, but Calipari is the anti-Gary Williams.  Coach Cal succeeds specifically because he flouts the rules.  Gary succeeds in spite of them.

If the world is indeed just; coach Cal would find himself teaching rec league to 12-year old girls at the Memphis YMCA.  Instead, he will probably find a soft landing in the NBA, while Kentucky will be left with an NCAA investigation and possibly looming probation.
Author: Jeremy | 5/28/2010 7:01:21 PM | Tags: john calipari, probation, kentucky, eric bledsoe |

10 Things We Learned From Cal v. Maryland

Image by Getty Images via Daylife1.  The O-line is going to struggle all year.Chris Turner had no time to pass. Plain and simple.2.  The Defense is disorganized.How many times did you see Cal receivers running ahead of our CBs?  If the safeties are blitzing and we don't have the CBs to play man-to-man; then the defensive strategy needs to change.  [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/6/2009 10:54:18 AM | Tags: game recaps, california, football |

Maryland vs. Cal Bears Preview

Image by throwinrocks! via FlickrThe college football season is upon us.  There are tons of great matchups this weekend.  No less than four games this weekend feature Top 25 teams squaring off against each other.  The marquee contest pits two Top 10 teams, Alabama and Va Tech; but there are some great intersectional battles too. #11 Georgia hosts # [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/3/2009 7:02:28 PM | Tags: california, chris turner, football |

John Calipari Is A Cheat. Who Knew?

From the NO SHIT Department comes a story on ESPN about alleged recruiting violations at the University of Memphis. Anyone who follows college basketball should be nodding their head knowingly at this news.  Calipari's stellar recruiting record is well known.  What's also well known is the wreckage he leaves behind after he departs from a school.Le [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/28/2009 7:58:22 AM | Tags: john calipari, cheating |

NCAA Tournament Gameday Thread -#10 Terps vs. #7 Cal

I must say that I very much enjoyed writing this headline.  It's been a rocky road for Gary Williams and the Terps.  A road that has been dissected and analyzed to death by everyone in the state of Maryland and beyond.  None of that matters now.Today's game is why the players play and why us fans watch.  The first round of the NCAA Tournament is a [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/18/2009 8:01:12 PM | Tags: ncaa tournament, cal |

Terps v. Cal (Almost) Halftime Thread

I have to remove the "They Can't Win" Thread off the top of the page; just for karma's sake.Today is my birthday. I can't picture a better present than what the Terps gave us in the first half. The running game has stayed true and Turner has been able to make them pay when Cal stacks the box. He isn't going down the field (except for that laser [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/13/2008 1:10:16 PM | Tags: cal, game threads, halftime |
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