Just one week after losing to UConn in the 2014 NCAA national championship game, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is out on the road right now doing a promotional tour for his new book, Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out. Last night, his tour took him to Fox News, where Coach Cal sat down for an interview with Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor. And as you'd expect, O'Reilly—an outspoken critic of rap music and hip-hop—had all sorts of off-the-wall questions for Calipari about how he manages to coach college kids in this day and age. Here are a few of the questions O'Reilly had for Calipari:
- "I don't know whether you listen to this rap stuff and hip-hop stuff. Has that changed their attitude?"
- "Do they use four-letter words towards you?"
- "How do you keep them away from temptation with the hustlers everywhere?"
And…well, we think you can see what O'Reilly was getting at—or at least trying to get at—here. However, Calipari was able to address every concern that O'Reilly had, point out his academic record, and defend his players, both past and present, through his answers. He handled himself well and showed, once again, why he's one of the best college coaches in the country.
Watch the video above to hear O'Reilly and Calipari's interview. Good luck making it through O'Reilly's line of questioning.