Lexington, Ky. – The eyes of the nation are upon you. Media, fans, recruits, NBA scouts… everyone wants a glimpse of the Kentucky Wildcats – men’s college basketball’s all-time leader in victories, winning percentage, total NCAA tournament appearances, Sweet 16 appearances, Elite Eight appearances, etc… It’s known as the ‘bluest of the blue-blood’ programs within college basketball.


Coach Cal and Bill Raffety
Coach Cal and Bill Raffety

At the center of it all is outspoken coach John Calipari, who’s in search of the program’s ninth National Championship in 2014, a feat that would place it in sole possession of second place on the all-time list behind only UCLA.


On Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 PM ET, Calipari sits down with FOX Sports college basketball analyst Bill Raftery in a special FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1 interview to talk about life, bullying, in-state rival Louisville, the NBA and why he felt taking the reins at Kentucky isn’t for everyone.


“…if you took a job and (have) never been fired, you’re a golden boy, nothing ever happened to you; never coached a high-level player and then – the last part of it – is you had the weakest schedules in the world; you are going to fail here. You are not going to make it.” Calipari told FOX Sports 1-ON-1.


“So, I walked in and said, ‘You know what? I have already been fired.” Calipari continued. “What is the worst they can do – eat me?”


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