Coach Cal is in beautiful Destin, FL for the SEC meetings this week and spent about five minutes fielding questions from the media during a break in the action. Expectedly, he was asked about the recent Eric Bledsoe reports. His response? “I’m not going to have any response to that.”
He was then pressed a bit about the process for evaluating Bledsoe’s transcripts, to which he answered, “What kind of question are you asking me? I already told you the school has commented on that.”
Reporters then inquired as to whether he has spoken with Bledsoe since the reports first came to light. Calipari told them “We’re good on that,” which left the media puzzled and made me laugh.
There was one statement big enough for a box quote, however, when Cal was asked about being under the microscope that comes along with coaching at Kentucky:
“Coaching at Kentucky is like being in politics. You’ve got your core group that absolutely loves you, and the others are trying to unseat you. That’s just how it is when you’re at Kentucky. I mean, it’s for our fans, the Big Blue Nation, you’re at Kentucky, you’re in this seat. . . . We’d rather not have (controversy), but I can’t control if someone chooses to write something. I don’t have any control over that.”
So Cal has spoken, but said very little either way about the speculation surrounding Bledsoe. If he had said more, this post would probably go on past the end of this sentence but, instead, it looks like we’re good on that.