Nate Oats had made it clear he’s not afraid to call out any coach in college basketball.
Back in 2018 when the Kentucky Wildcats were set to play Oats’ Buffalo team in the NCAA Tournament, the now-Alabama coach called out John Calipari for “whining” too much about having a young team (imagine that). Kentucky went on to win that game 95-75.
“Calipari’s been whining about no experience — young, young, young. Well, we don’t have that problem. We got some veteran guys.”
Another Hall of Fame coach who tends to complain when his team is losing Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils have already lost two home games this season, the latest being a 15-point beatdown by Illinois and are now 2-2 on the season.
Following that game, Coach K said that the college basketball season should be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, to which Oats had the perfect response to.
Nate Oats on Coach K wanting to delay play due to COVID-19: “Let me ask you a question. Do you think Coach K would be saying that if he hadn’t lost those two non-conference games at home?”— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) December 10, 2020