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Thursday Quickies: Chasing Adolph Rupp Edition

Can John Calipari surpass Adolph Rupp?

That is the question recently posed in an ESPN article looking at college basketball programs who have “faced the challenge of moving on from a single historically revered coach, evaluating the successes and failures they have experienced along the way.”

The article, which can be read in full above, examines each coaching hire that Kentucky has made since Rupp and ranks Cal as the closest to Rupp in terms of success, of course adding in the important historic context of the game then and now.

Jeff Borzello, Myron Medcalf, and Joe Lunardi then have a roundtable discussing Rupp, his legacy, Calipari, and what Cal may have to do to “surpass” Rupp.