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Cal on the Dan Patrick Show

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.”

Oh, Cal.

He gets it done in interviews.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Cal on the Dan Patrick Show

  1. rekojerif
    11:57 am December 9, 2011 Permalink

    UK 102
    IU 58

    12:02 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    We as UK fans need to chill with Coach Cal or we are gonna run him off… Hope everyone realizes this…! GO CATS!!!

  3. Kernel Sanders
    12:09 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Joe B. is right. With today’s environment of media exposure coupled with UK fans unbelievable expectations, no UK coach will last more than 8-10 years from now on. Look at how the POTUS ages from inauguration to last day in office. Look what the UF FB job did to Urban Meyer. Same with UK — too demanding, too stressful for anybody to coach here for more than 8-10 years and leave healthy.

  4. Boss is out on Friday
    12:14 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Where’s the Tipton Friday Basketball notes!?

  5. Yep
    12:16 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    2) I completely agree with with you. I’ve sensed some undertones of exhaustion from Cal over the past year. There’s only so long one could possibly put up with the insanity of UK fan’s expectations. Cal’s the only coach who can do it, but we need to chill out a bit…. Just kidding UNDEFEATED OR OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!!

  6. I Love Uranus
    12:20 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Cal is the man! What we have right now at UK is very special. Dynasty in the making. Let’s enjoy it!!!

  7. Ag.Wildcat11
    12:23 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink


    You had a kid tweet you about a teacher on KSR when he walked into the classroom.

    Yeah, that was me.


  8. Drew Franklin
    12:24 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    7. — No reason to be sorry. Keep it up.

  9. Calipari'sInYourEar
    12:31 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    UK 91
    IU 47

  10. lumberjackcat
    12:36 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Its a stressful job and all but right now he gets any player he wants pretty much so I don’t know about this.

    12:38 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    When you’re at the beginning of a great ride don’t worry about the end. However long this last, it has been, is, and will continue to be the best ride ever for a UK fan.

    It’s my opinion that Cal is going to try to get at least a couple of banners hanging in Rupp before he is done to seal his legacy.

  12. MS CAT
    12:44 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Nice Widespread references, Not Jerry made.
    Walkin,porch song , jack!

  13. jr braddy
    12:48 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Cal is compensated very well and he knew what he was signing up for because this was/is his dream job. The reality is that we expect championships here.Lets get number 8 and talk about this bs after the season.

  14. RidgeRunner
    12:51 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    I know people (coaches) can obviously change their mind. However, this is the best news to make me sleep at night I have heard and wished for him to say.


  15. Catcounsel
    1:00 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    We truly have been blessed here in Kentucky with our Basketball Coach! Could he match what work has been done on hanging Banners in Rupp Arena before leaving?!?!

  16. oogieboogieman
    1:24 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Three more years after this one, then Coach moves on.

  17. JP
    2:24 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Cal is lying about his age. He’ll be 53 in February!

  18. tltaworl
    3:01 pm December 9, 2011 Permalink

    No worries #2. He knows we are crazy, but he loves us.