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Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:15 am
Edited on: September 19, 2011 11:25 am
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By Jeff Goodman

Jim Calhoun's line: UConn needs to worry about UConn.

"We have a lot to offer," Calhoun told CBSSports.com on Monday morning. "We're very attractive now. This isn't 25 years ago."

Calhoun went onto talk about the national championships, the continued growth and success of the football program and the location of the school in regards to its media coverage from New York to Boston.

"It's a different world now here," he said.

Calhoun wouldn't talk specifically about the possibility of UConn heading to the ACC (he said he'll leave that to UConn president Susan Herbst), but he sure sounded like a guy who knew his program was in for a change.

Multiple sources have confirmed ESPN's report over the weekend that UConn is in serious discussions to go to the ACC.

"What UConn needs to do is put it head down and take care of UConn," Calhoun said. "Do what's best for us - just like everyone else needs to do what's best for their institution."

Calhoun, 69, sounded upbeat about the potential change of conference home.

"I'd face any challenge. Anywhere," Calhoun said. "Line 'em up and let's play them. I'd be excited by it."

My sense is that Calhoun would welcome the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with Coach K and Roy Williams and Duke and North Carolina as his career winds down.

That may not have been the case a year ago, when the Huskies appeared to be on the downward spiral, but now after a national title - and the addition of the program's best recruiting class in a while - Calhoun's swagger is at an all-time high.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 1:07 am
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

"Jim Calhoun has done as good a job as has ever been done in college basketball history in taking over a program that was at one level and taking it to a
totally different place,"  "A lot of coaches have been able to take good programs and even really good programs and keep them at that level or make them a little better, but Jim Calhoun has done something at Connecticut that I really don't think anybody has ever done anyplace else." -Jim Boeheim



Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

Calhouns honesty? That would be a first. He and John calipari are the greasiest coach in college bball.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:30 am
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

WVU/UCONN or WVU/Louisville....Love UConn for bball but football they are not up to par.



Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:07 am
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

Calhoun, arent you on suspension . Cheaters never proper.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:06 am
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

I personally don't like the move.  The Beast will always be the tougher, more physical conference that made all of the kids that came out dstonger.  They better shift the ACC tourney to MSG though, or people will get angry.  But, regardless of how your opionions swing, not many teams in history can say that their conference has the three best coaches in college basketball. 

I can't wait to play Edsall in football though. 



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

The ACC should take UConn and Rutgers, or West Virginia and UConn. That will get them to 16 teams and what a power house in Basketball, I could see them getting 10 or 11 teams in the tourney. Go Tarheels



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

Yeah, someone from Clemson should be talking about thugs and cheaters. LOL!



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

We might be stupid and one of the best party schools but Wvu is the most talented all around at the big 3 WOmans Men Basketaball and Football. Where we go is hopefully Sec butI would be lying if I say how fun it would be to play Maryland ,VT and Pitt every year



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

LOL! You just are  shaking because UConn will be in the ACC soon (uh, Pitt also sued, dummy). And as for the BigLeast? Great game against Duke. LOL. Are you at the bottom of college football yet?



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Calhoun: 'UConn needs to take care of UConn'

You mean the lawsuit that BC initially took part in filing and was a named Plaintiff in, before jumping ship to the ACC and becoming a defendant?  They didn't seem to hold it against Syracuse and Pitt, I am not sure why they would hold it against Uconn.


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