Yeah, John we had that same sentiment--WTF!
Tack on the depth that comes with having guys like Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein and this pool of talent should be running the show in the NCAA. That is if the head coach could put all the pieces together.
Instead he seems to want them to do it instead.
"I told them afterward, 'You guys became player-driven and were talking to yourselves to get you going," Calipari said (via Yahoo). "That's what I'm trying to get them to play like when I'm sitting on the bench. They're counting on me too much. And again, they're immature. Things don't go their way. They're looking for excuses. But they showed in those 10 minutes they're good enough. They did it against Arkansas too. But we've got to play 40 minutes that way."
Umm...what? They are counting on you too much? So you want them to do everything you are supposed to do as the coach? You've got to keep them from looking for excuses and give them the answers! These guys are just kids looking to be become better basketball players--not amateur coaches!
With comments like that and after getting one of the most deliberate ejections ever you have to wonder not just if he should be coaching the team, but if he wants to.
He knew full well what was going to happen when he walked out on to the court as far as he did. Calipari quit on the team when there was more than enough time to mount a comeback. He just needed to do his job, rally the troops, and lead them on the path to victory.
Instead he whined about having to do his job. Maybe he shouldn't have it.