Does Jim Calhoun Call It Quits? My Guess is YES

Mitch WilsonSenior Writer IApril 4, 2009

DETROIT - APRIL 03:  Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies looks on  during practice prior to the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Ford Field on April 3, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The writing is on the wall. While everyone knows I have no problem laying a wager, my money is on Jim Calhoun resigning/retiring in a hurry.

With the cloud of controversy hovering and ailing health, it is time for Calhoun to exit somewhat gracefully, at least as gracefully as you can after getting waxed in a Final Four game and the whole world finding out you are a cheater.

While we bash Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and talk about records being taken back, while we talk about Bobby Bowden losing wins for things his players did in the classroom, what will become of Calhoun's legacy?

You hear about how Jim Calhoun grew the Husky program out of nowhere, out of thin air, we now realize there's a pretty strong case that he built it by cheating.

While to many outside of the East Coast find Calhoun as smug and aloof, he is often worshipped by the national media.

As is the case with the media, we have grown accustomed to, how much of Calhoun's treatment comes from trying to draw an East Coast viewing audience with the school's proximity to the New York and Boston TV markets and how much does it have to do with keeping college hoops on the up and up.

If where there is smoke there is fire as is more than likely the case with the UConn situation, Calhoun deserves the same treatment that other vilified coaches have received throughout the years.

While Calhoun will leave a legacy behind of championships and Final Fours, it is undoubtedly tarnished irreparably that the announcement of his departure isn't a matter of if, its a matter of when.

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