Aug 10, 2012
College Coaches Vote On Perceived ‘Biggest Cheater’

USA Today

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/08/college-basketball-coach-cheat-john-calipari-scott-drew/1

John Calipari’s recruiting success has some in his profession questioning whether he follows the rules.

CBSSports.com polled an unidentified number of college coaches and asked “Who is perceived by college coaches to be the biggest cheater in the sport?”

The Kentucky coach was the”winner” of the poll, receiving 36% of votes.

Said one coach: “Cal probably doesn’t have to cheat now as much as he used to, but he’s still the standard. The rest of us can’t even deal in his league. He’s the best.”

Calipari had some competition for the top spot.

Baylor coach Scott Drew was close behind at 34%. Drew has rebuilt the program from harsh NCAA sanctions and led the Bears to the Elite Eight in two of the last three seasons.

One coach was pretty clear about his vote for Drew.

“I don’t even have to blink when I say the answer. He’s despised by a lot of people because he comes off holier than God. Meanwhile, everyone knows he’s had to cheat big-time to get the program to where it’s at. If it wasn’t for the God stuff he wouldn’t rub people the wrong way as much.”

Ben Howland of UCLA and Jim Calhoun of Connecticut were third and fourth in the voting. Indiana’s Tom Crean and UNLV’s Dave Rice tied for fifth.

College Coaches Vote On Perceived ‘Biggest Cheater’

USA Today

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/08/college-basketball-coach-cheat-john-calipari-scott-drew/1

John Calipari’s recruiting success has some in his profession questioning whether he follows the rules.

CBSSports.com polled an unidentified number of college coaches and asked “Who is perceived by college coaches to be the biggest cheater in the sport?”

The Kentucky coach was the”winner” of the poll, receiving 36% of votes.

Said one coach: “Cal probably doesn’t have to cheat now as much as he used to, but he’s still the standard. The rest of us can’t even deal in his league. He’s the best.”

Calipari had some competition for the top spot.

Baylor coach Scott Drew was close behind at 34%. Drew has rebuilt the program from harsh NCAA sanctions and led the Bears to the Elite Eight in two of the last three seasons.

One coach was pretty clear about his vote for Drew.

“I don’t even have to blink when I say the answer. He’s despised by a lot of people because he comes off holier than God. Meanwhile, everyone knows he’s had to cheat big-time to get the program to where it’s at. If it wasn’t for the God stuff he wouldn’t rub people the wrong way as much.”

Ben Howland of UCLA and Jim Calhoun of Connecticut were third and fourth in the voting. Indiana’s Tom Crean and UNLV’s Dave Rice tied for fifth.






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