ESPN's Dan Dakich rips John Calipari for remarks on his 'tough' early-season scheduling for Kentucky
Following Kentucky’s 81-45 rout of Morehead State on Wednesday, Wildcats coach John Calipari made some remarks on the upcoming schedule he had formulated for his team, calling it a “disservice” because he thought that sophomore forward Keion Brooks Jr. would be healthy and ready to help the team during non-conference action.
One familiar college basketball analyst, though, doesn’t appear to be showing much sympathy.
Dan Dakich, noted for his outspoken nature, took exception to the comments of Calipari, addressing them during ESPN’s broadcast of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic game between Western Kentucky and West Virginia in Sioux Falls, S.D. while accusing the longtime Wildcats coach of shifting the spotlight from his players to himself.
“It doesn’t always have to be about the coach,” Dakich said during the broadcast in a clip shared by Matt Jones. “Urban Meyer and I had a great conversation about it, you know. Calipari makes it about him all the time. It’s about the players. Just stop. You’re Kentucky, play people.”
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 27, 2020
While the Wildcats shouldn’t have much trouble with Richmond on Sunday, they face No. 6 Kansas in Indianapolis on Tuesday, a big top 10 matchup that is part of the annual Champions Classic.