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UK Basketball: At CoachCal.com, I take a look at how John Calipari turned the program around

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With the Kentucky Wildcats preparing to take on fellow college basketball blue blood, the Kansas Jayhawks, I take a look at how John Calipari has executed a program turnaround in his three years on the job. Here's an excerpt:

"There's three keys to winning championships," Calipari said. "The first thing is to have really good players, the second thing is have really good players. And I hate to tell you, that's the third thing" also.

In order to get Kentucky back to where Kentucky is accustomed to being, Coach Calipari made it abundantly clear: it was about the players, and it was his job to get them in the Blue and White.

"I'm here (at UK) because I can recruit the best of the best here," Calipari said. "That's why I'm here. We can get who we need, then, it's changing the culture" of the program.

For the full story go here and Go 'Cats!