Calipari made a brief appearance on the Dan Patrick Show this morning and dropped a few new quotes we haven’t heard from him before. Of course, he said his usual broken record lines, like “We’re everyone’s Super Bowl”, “I don’t recruit one and dones” and “No one knew Eric Bledsoe would be the 18th pick”, but he also talked about his future as head coach of the Cats.
He said he talked to Joe B. Hall about what would be a long run at Kentucky and Coach Hall told him ten years. When Patrick asked him if he can survive ten years at Kentucky, he responded, “No, I don’t think so.” Cal said he doesn’t want to be an bitter old man. He wants to leave with time to enjoy the rest of his life.
Patrick followed that up by asking him about his eventual retirement. “I’ll be done when I’m done at Kentucky,” he said.
That’s the first time we’ve heard that. Should we believe it?
Calipari also spoke in length about super conferences and how he’s against vacated wins. He said he wants to see the NCAA use a new punishment for violations because vacated games are played and the players involved earned the wins. When Dan Patrick asked Cal how many wins he currently has, he used his go-to line: “I don’t know, not 500. I woke up that morning and asked my wife how old I am. She said 51. I said, ‘No I’m 49 because they took away two years.”
He gets it done in interviews.