It's All Memphis' Fault

Charles KirkContributor IJuly 12, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 26:  Head Coach John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers adjusts his team against the Missouri Tigers in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the University of Phoenix Stadium on March 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

I know this may be old news but I had to get this off of my chest. I know that there are some Memphis Tigers B-Ball fans out there that are still angry with John Calipari. But I want them to think about something. Don't you think that us losing our historic recruiting class could've been prevented. Why did everything seem to fall apart after Calipari left. It makes you think of something. Roy Williams is a great coach and once he left Kansas for North Carolina nothing fell apart for them. This goes for any other school that has lost a coach they may have taken a small hit but they continued but, for some reason Memphis is prepping to take a hit way bigger than other schools. And, it's all Memphis' fault.

Trust me on this one and read the article carefully this is coming from a die hard Tigers and Grizz fan(don't make fun of me). When Calipari left I was calling him every name in the book. Most I can't put on this website but, I'm sure most of my fellow Tigers fans can agree that they said the same things. But enough with the blabbing lets get down to the nitty gritty of why I think it is all of the University of Memphis' fault. It is their fault because the allowed one man to become much bigger than the University to the point where he could've ran the city of Memphis. Now I don't know if Calipari was a crooked coach or recruiter but whatever he did was dang good. For some reason they decided to give him full control over everything and they didn't keep tabs on what he was doing.

The sad thing is that I didn't realize how much Memphis had riding on Calipari until he left and everything started to fall apart. When he left I never felt so depressed since that one cruel day a year ago when Kansas beat Memphis in the Championship game when I was so sure we were going to win when we were up by 9 points with 2 minutes left.

Calipari had so much control over everything and they just let him build his ego and reputation to the point where people were praising him and dissing the University of Memphis just for being a team outside of a major conference. We were getting ragged on by practically every other sports network and school.

My point in writing this article is that no school should ever allow a coach to become bigger than a school to the point where there success depends on whether or not he leaves the school.