Calipari is trying to figure what it is that allowed the 2011-12 Kentucky Wildcats to cut down the nets in New Orleans and bring home UK's eighth national championship. He wants to know from the fans what they noticed about this year's Cats that made them special. What separated UK from Coach Cal's past teams and the hundreds of others that fell short of a title this season.
Here's part of Calipari's request on his website:
I need you to put together what you think made this team different from the other teams I've coached or other teams around the country that you watched. When you watched us play, what were the things that made you say, "Wow!"
The four best answers - chosen by myself and my staff - will win a framed picture of the championship game. I've got four of them framed and waiting for you in my office. You can write your answers in the comments section below. No answer is too long or too short.
But I need your help because we're still trying to learn about this team, and I want to see if any of you have analyzed this team and picked out some things that we haven't seen. We as a staff are trying to figure out why we were this good and why were we able to take a bunch of freshmen and sophomores and win a national championship.
Calipari and his staff will be selecting the best four answers and the lucky winners will win a framed picture from the national championship game. To submit a response, leave a comment on Coach Cal's website post.