It's amazing to me how much of a reaction John Calipari can get out of the media when he says some fairly innocuous things, like his oft-repeated comment of ten years being just about right for a coach at UK. The media gets really excited about that because they will not forget it, and remind Cal he said it when the time gets near.
But Coach Cal always qualifies his remarks to give himself an out in case he decides to go for 15 or 20. To be fair, it is hard to see any coach these days going at the pace Calipari does at 70 years old, it just doesn't seem likely. Those of you inclined to point at Adolph Rupp or Jim Calhoun would be right that this statement can't be held strictly true, and some guys manage to find the energy. Aldous Huxley perhaps said it best:
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
It seems to me as if Calipari is trying not to fall into the trap of illusion, and perhaps understands himself better than the rest of us do. That's a good thing, I think, but with that said, I expect Cal to be here a while.
After the jump, we have a video of Calipari's press conference talking about the Indiana game. Enjoy.