I’ve been a rabid University of Kentucky basketball fan since I first heard Cawood Ledford call games before they were on TV, and then watched UK and Dan Issel play against Louisiana State University phenom Pete Maravich in the late 1960s.
So it truly blows my mind that UK coach John Calipari has the gall to let his son be a walk-on at UK — especially since the only schools that showed interest in Brad Calipari were Liberty University, a Christian school formed by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, and East Tennessee State, not to be confused with Middle Tennessee State, which upset Michigan State in the first round of this year’ March Madness.
With so many friends in coaching, it would seem that Calipari would have found at least one school willing to give his son a scholarship.
If Brad Calpari plays even one minute as a walk-on freshman, it would be the absolute worst of the worst for his father, and prove that the coach’s name means more than UK — $7.5 million more
If Brad Calipari had played for either ESTU or Liberty and showed promise, I might accept him as transfer walk-on and nothing more.
Darrell G. Gross