The secret to John Calipari's recruiting magic lies within 5 simple words: "Go Big Or Go Home." And, interestingly enough, Calipari has been living in Lexington, KY the past four years, miles away from his home town of Pittsburgh.
Coach Cal has been dominating the recruiting circuit for years, but it was not until he donned the Kentucky blue tie that he consistently recruited multiple top players every season.
The John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe class was an exhilarating way to start his tenure in Lexington. But, that team had holes in the offense, like poor perimeter shooting, that West Virginia dissected in the Elite Eight. The Wildcats lost earlier than expected, but an Elite Eight appearance for a team that missed the tournament the year before had Big Blue Nation buzzing about the future.
Cal did not fold under the pressure, going back into his bag of tricks -- it is taking every ounce of restraint right now for me not to crack a recruiting violat...