Nothing like a stunning news drop on the eve of the national championship game.

John Calipari is leaving Kentucky and headed across the SEC to Arkansas, finalizing a five-year deal to replace Eric Musselman in Fayetteville.

Nobody could have foreseen this chain of events when SMU fired Rob Lanier after just two seasons, leading to the Mustangs poaching Andy Enfield from USC and Musselman departing Arkansas for the Trojans’ vacancy. Arkansas took a couple of early swings at Ole Miss’ Chris Beard and Kansas State’s Jerome Tang, but both coaches turned down the Razorbacks and returned to their respective schools.

So, Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek reassessed the search and came out with a new name atop his target list: Calipari.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and Myron Medcalf react to the new move, including what it means for the conference and the schools — and who could succeed Coach Cal in Lexington.

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