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Attention lover Dan Dakich critical of Calipari for wanting… attention.

Dan Dakich loves attention. We are giving him some right now because he, once again, made some dumb comments while calling a college basketball game.

This time John Calipari got caught in Dakich’s hot take crosshairs while Dakich was doing the commentary for Western Kentucky’s game against West Virginia. Play-by-play man Rich Hollenberg teed Dakich up by asking about Calipari, to which Dakich said, “He needs to just stop… Calipari makes it about him all the time. It’s about the players.”

Dan Dakich takes shot at John Calipari: “[He] makes it about him all the time.”

First and foremost, Dakich is wrong. Calipari calls it a Players’ First program—it’s the title of his book—and has been criticized by many of his own fans for doing so. We shouldn’t even waste a breath fighting Dakich’s comment saying Cal puts himself before his players. That’s like saying Cal doesn’t recruit five-stars or he plays too much zone defense, or that Bruce Pearl doesn’t sweat. It’s a stupid and incorrect statement. Ignore it.

The hypocrisy, however, is tough to ignore.

Dakich calling ANYOUE out for wanting attention is class A felony-level hypocrisy because Dakich loves attention. The charter member of the Dan Dakich fan club, Dakich will use any college basketball broadcast to fire off some of his hottest ‘look at me’ takes because he loves when it’s about Dakich. Don’t trip over all those names he drops too. To use his own words against him, “he makes it about him all the time.”

And the way he threw Urban Meyer under the bus? Dakich aired out a private conversation he had with Meyer about Calipari. Meyer can’t love that.

We appreciate the conversation on a Friday afternoon though.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

13 Comments for Attention lover Dan Dakich critical of Calipari for wanting… attention.



  1. dcforuk
    5:07 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    Pressing teams don’t like to be pressed right. Think of someone that bothers you most. Chances are it is because they are like you!



    • 2andToodleLoo
      8:59 am November 28, 2020 Permalink

      The real hypocrite is Urban Meyer. He left Utah for UF. Faked an illness and blamed his family for leaving UF. Then within a year was back coaching at OSU. He’s probably do it again if Notre Dame came open. He’s a fake. Dam good coach I’d take at UK – but a fake.



  2. Irish son
    5:18 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    Everything he said was true. I like Cal, but he definitely loves attention



  3. UKFanSC
    5:38 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    Dan us an a$$ clown. Had he been born in medieval times he would have worn a three cornered hat with bell tassels……ignore him. He’s an over-exposed Indiana Neverwas.



  4. kyle heavy
    6:50 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    Lol at all the people who are butt hurt over this. Dakich is entitled to his opinion. Cal does talk a lot. I wish he would talk less. Dakich talks too much as well, but I don’t disagree with some of the things he said.



  5. Keets
    7:40 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    As much as Cal feeds off attention, he absolutely does not make it “about him all the time” at the expense of players.
    As for Urban, I don’t think Dakich necessarily meant they talked specifically about Cal. It’s possible “it” refers to coaches in general making it about them rather than players. Then it’s possible Dakich mistakenly chose to bring that convo up on tv during his take on Cal.



  6. dcforuk
    7:44 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    Cal said what he said because it’s true. We lost to Evansville last year. His fear is legit. You do it. I do it. Cal does it. We all do it. We look ahead and legitimately think of things that can go wrong in out jobs. Cal just perhaps “shares” some of those things more than others. Rick P used to do the same thing. He could make the 300th ranked team sound like a top 10 team in part because I think he really did believe it and started getting concerned about losing to them which had a positive effect of changing your preparation to make certain that you don’t lose. It is way more mental than the average person sees.



  7. wildcats8
    7:57 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    The fact that he said Mark Few scheduled tougher than Cal proves how invalid his claim is and not to mention he used “about the players “ and urban myer in the same sentence what a clown I’m sure he is doing it for publicity as well



    • dcforuk
      8:10 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

      Few better schedule difficult non-conference opponents because there are no home and always with Tennessees or Florida’s on their schedule in Jan, Feb or March!



  8. zoupman
    8:46 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    Good take Drew. Coach Cal looks out for many people. For DD to take a cheap shot at him, was not right.



  9. chardun20
    9:24 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    What happened to all the love Dan Dakich got last season?



  10. FatDaddyCat
    10:20 pm November 27, 2020 Permalink

    It is all about Calipari, like it or not. If his face isn’t on TV , the recruits aren’t as interested. He needs an audience to sell his wares, just like any other business. The Mark Few comment is crap. He has to play that kind of non conference slate, his league schedule is high division 2 level. He can’t sham a high NCAA tourney bid any other way. The Zags AND Dakich are the same every year, FRAUDS.



  11. BobbyBlue
    11:56 am November 28, 2020 Permalink

    Down in Florida they call Urban Meyer, Urban Liar.