The KSR comment section is home to some of the hottest takes in all of sports. Before there were internet comment sections, there were letters to the editor.
One reader of the Lexington Herald-Leader has discovered Cal’s “art of coaching extreme talent” without reading his new book. He shares it in this letter to the editor titled “Here is Calipari’s secret to coaching success.”
Here’s the real secret to coaching extreme talent. Sign players who are sure-fire NBA first-round draft picks, regardless of where they go to college (or even if they don’t go to college) and pretend it is your magic touch that allowed them to succeed and proceed.
Then lower expectations by hoodwinking the fan base into believing that national championships no longer matter. Finally when your coaching gaffes cost your team a national championship or two (if you include a previous coaching stop) everyone can still head into the off-season with a warm, fuzzy feeling.
What a load of manure.
The two best words Mr. Downs used: hoodwinking and manure. Only a farmer would use the word “manure,” and I’m not sure who would say “hoodwinking” but nonetheless, I appreciate it. If there’s one thing the internet needs, it’s more mature-filled hoodwinking hot takes.