Coach Cal has a neck and hip problem. He’s taken painkillers to try to reduce that pain.
Q. You talked a little bit about it on the radio last night. How much is your hip bothering you this season?
COACH CALIPARI: It’s been bothering me. But I got no excuse. I’m just a negative guy (laughter).
Q. Are you on pain medication right now (laughter)?
COACH CALIPARI: Oh, my goodness (laughter).
I’m going to say this: If Alan (Cutler) chased me, he could catch me.
Q. Has that been a rough thing, though, to deal with in season?
COACH CALIPARI: Yeah, but c’mon. I mean, I got a massage today. We’re winding it down. I’m fine. I did take some painkillers. I don’t take aspirin, drugs, nothing. Never smoked. I’m like ridiculous. But I took four straight days of pain pills so I could sleep. I said, ‘I’m not doing it. I stopped.’
I’m fine. Look, I’m old. I used to be young. I’m old. I’m going to have to have my hip replaced. I don’t know.