Originally Posted by WVRed
Cal was vetted and cleared by the NCAA, the same way Auburn has been. Despite biased reporters with agendas (Selena Roberts with Auburn, Pete Thamel and Pat Forde with Kentucky), the NCAA has not come down in any way fashion or form, unlike Ohio State. Don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house.
Jojo, being a UK fan I know how you feel. Feel free to go through the UK/NCAA tournament threads of the past and you will see countless posters villifying Calipari and Kentucky. The problem is, the more you fight it and the more you argue, you are defeating your own cause. People are going to believe whatever they want to believe and arguing is basically the equivalent of banging your head against a brick wall. Living in West Virginia and having family that's WVU fans, I've learned to just laugh it off and respond with sarcasm or point out their coaches misdeeds and watch them try to defend it. It works quite well.
Nah, you're missing the point. Cal is 'clean' in the NCAA's eyes, but not the eye test. In fact, I love Cal and I root for Kentucky even though I'm a UC fan. I don't believe he's doing anything different than what other coaches are doing (recruiting-wise anyway).
I just think he plays the 'game' better.
With that said, the dude is shady. Those players at Kentucky aren't just getting a free education. ANd neither are they at IU or Ohio State or. . . etc. Cal is just really good at what he does.