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The 6 Best Moments of Cal’s SportsNation Chat

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Photo @ESPNprDScott

Photo @ESPNprDScott

Cal is all over ESPN today, even doing an online chat with SportsNation. Miss it? Here are my six highlights…

1. Cal says he’ll take about a month off to recover from his hip surgery

When asked when he would get some time to relax, Cal said he will take about a month off in May to have his hip replaced, the first time in his coaching career he’s taken that long of a break. He later added that his hip injury is more of a nerve issue than bone-on-bone, and he tried “steam massages and anything else I could do to help alleviate that.”

2. He hopes UK football will be as special as UK basketball someday

A fan asked Cal if he ever wished he coached at a school where football was as big as basketball to balance some of the media attention, and Cal said there are about four programs in which you can win in both sports, and he hopes Kentucky is added to that list. For now, he says he enjoys helping the football program “grow into something special.”

3. Cal likes golfing, reading, and long walks on the beach

And he really prefers penne pasta to bucatini.

4. He says he tried to make just as many funny faces as Julius Randle this year

When asked who makes the better funny faces, him or Randle, Cal said he tried to match him funny face to funny face, but “he got me.” Yeah…

@lostlettermen

@lostlettermen

…he did.

5. Cal’s never filled out an NCAA bracket

Never?

6. He admitted part of “the tweak” was “toying with the media”

Martin from New York asked Cal if he got any enjoyment from watching everyone try to guess what the tweak was, which led to this classic Cal admission: “Obviously, I like toying with the media.” Naaaah. No way. He then added that he kept the tweak a secret so other teams wouldn’t find out he was playing Andrew as a passer.

Read a full transcript of the chat here.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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16 Comments for The 6 Best Moments of Cal’s SportsNation Chat



  1. BUCats
    4:08 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    That Randle face is the best



  2. jaws2
    4:11 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If the guy is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



  3. jaws2 legit to quit
    4:11 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If Cal’s chat is an ‘ace’ recruiter, how come the Panthers are full of deuces and treys? Please enlighten me.



    • Ace
      4:16 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      back off jack, Cal can recruit



    • Chaz
      4:22 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Is your soul really so tired that you can only copy and paste the same sentence into multiple threads? Is that all you’ve got? Concerned for your well being, is there someone you can call and actually speak to? This is not mean spirited, I am really concerned.



  4. Boone
    4:13 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Cal on the 8 seed: It kind of reminded me of 2011 when they screwed North Carolina and Ohio State.

    Haha, pretty classic Cal.



    • UKBlue1!
      5:11 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      This makes the second time the NCAA tried screwing UK in the tourney. It backfired with trips to the final four both times.



  5. I hate ESPN
    4:14 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink


  6. Adolph Rupture
    4:17 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Cal is a genius, just rollin and sayin…



  7. Kevin C.
    4:19 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Somebody needs to make a showdown video with Cal’s facial expressions VS Bobby Knight’s “game faces”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y8n5n–wOU



  8. Whitenack
    5:04 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Soo…name the other 4 programs where you can succeed in both sports. I’m having a hard time. Florida, Ohio State, Michigan State, Baylor??



    • ukjaybrat
      12:20 pm April 16, 2014 Permalink

      Yes:
      Ohio State, Florida, Louisville (until their true colors are shown in a real football conference)

      Maybe:
      Wisconsin. Michigan State

      Outliers
      Stanford, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Michigan, UCLA, Baylor



  9. Jalen's Rose
    5:37 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Not Baylor…your first 3 are plausible…so are Michigan, Texas and maybe Syracuse…but def Michigan…by the way, that Pitt assistant’s nickname ‘Slice’ is a term of endearment in the Hood…e.g. Home Slice or Home Skillet…



    • soggyUKgrad
      5:55 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I agree with Michigan…but Texas hasn’t done anything since Durant, and has Syracuse had a good football team since McNabb left?



  10. glenda
    7:45 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    is this a joke coach cal took uk to the final 4 and you jerks down him he is a dam good coach when you take freshmen and teach them how to jr and sr you are good ever body in ky loves him leavehim alone .



  11. bluegrassstu
    8:03 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    The four schools? Florida and Ohio State. Michigan if they had a good football team, but they have sucked the past 10 years or so. As much as I hate to say this, it makes me nearly want to vomit but perhaps Loserville. The 4th team, maybe Oklahoma State.