Lack of support leads John Calipari to take Arkansas job, report says


The last three days have been wild for the Kentucky Wildcats.

At a time when it was thought to be just rumors, it is now official that John Calipari is leaving Lexington to become the new coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

A seemingly random move after Calipari and Mitch Barnhart met last week. It seems the reason for this move is one we probably all saw coming.

According to a report by John Fanta, Calipari decided to leave the company because he lacked support from Kentucky and no longer felt wanted.

But it obviously wasn't just the people of Kentucky and the fan base that didn't want him. One of his own employees, John Welch, wanted to leave for Fresno State if Calipari had stayed in Lexington.

This is of course no surprise to the BBN, but it seems that it may have come as a shock to Calipari and his circle.

With just one NCAA Tournament win in four years and as many SEC Tournament victories, one would think the fan base's expectations were realized after 15 years as a head coach.

Still, it's a bittersweet day in Lexington and it looks like it's going to be the best for everyone involved. Cal gets to try Fayetteville for a few years and the Cats can start from scratch.