Originally posted on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Let me set the stage a bit here: the other day an article was published on ESPN chronicling the why and how of coach John Calipari’s(Kentucky Basketball) and Nick Saban’s (Alabama Football) success at their respective universities; it was an in-depth analysis of what each has done so well over their careers to make them into the championship winning coaches they’re known as today. Now, the points you’d expect to come up during the reading of this article, do come up in regards to the why these two coaches have done so well (i.e. the attention each pays to building a competitive environment, bringing in the best of the best at every position, and remaining even-keeled in their respective approaches to coaching) but it was a comment by former Georgia recruiting target Geno Smith which ended up catching my attention. “I would imagine … he raises the bar and then really pushes them through their comfort level, which is what we do here,” Calipari said. “And they understand coming in that if
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