Re: University of Kentucky Basketball
Unless you get another name coach to succeed him. Think of it this way: John Calipari agrees, after contacting Atheltic Director Barhardt, to a 10-year, $50 million contract. (Plus shoe, television, and radio boosters.) (Why? I don't know. Perhaps he wants to be on the biggest stage in college basketball. Perhaps he's tired of winning 30 games a year and being considered a second tier program. Perhaps he knows he probably won't win a NCAA championship without the perfect storm of talent, luck, and overall mediocrity that was present two years ago and that Memphis needs more luck than others. Perhaps he likes horses and wants to become a Kentucky Derby media darling, complete with mint julep, cool straw hat, and seer sucker linen suit on the first Saturday of May. Regardless, assume the interest.)
Think Hood wouldn't be interested? Sure he would. So would Wall, BTW. As would others.
Recruiting is about the coach, sure. But it's also about the school. And Kentucky has gotten (and lost) many, many recruits simply because of the perception and reality of the university itself.
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