LEXINGTON, Ky. _ To hear the snickers, the head coaches of the four semifinalists of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournaments Midwest Region might have to pony up for extra charges given the amount of baggage theyre carrying to Kansas City.
Theres Auburn coach Bruce Pearl, NCAA show cause judgment alumnus, now under scrutiny for questionable hiring decisions. Theres Houston coach Kelvin Sampson, punished not once but twice for living through his phone. Theres Kentucky coach John Calipari, with vacated listed next to two of his six Final Four trips. Theres North Carolina coach Roy Williams, whose players appeared in an academic fraud scandal after taking fake classes. Well, as they say, if you dont like second chances then you shouldnt eat refried beans.
That being the question in this age of FBI college basketball corruption investigations, embarrassing wiretap revelations lookin at you, suspended LSU coach Will Wade and porn star lawyer indictments. At what point is a coachs prior sins forgiven and we all move beyond the dark shadows of the past?