Credit: WKYT

Sometimes, you don’t have to do much to sell a story other than explain exactly what happened.

So here’s footage of John Calipari walking his dog in a stroller and being asked for comment about his shocking decision to leave the University of Kentucky and become the new head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks’ men’s basketball team.

“Hey coach, you got anything you want to say to your fans right now,” asked WKYT reporter Lee K. Howard as he approached.

“No, I don’t, I’m walking my dog right now,” responded Calipari. “I’m good, I’m good.”

Calipari then turned to his dog, saying “Come on, Paul,” before slightly turning back towards Howard to say “My dog is walking me.”

Paul then did indeed rejoin Coach Cal and they continued down the sidewalk.

Calipari finds himself as the center of attention after it was reported Sunday evening that he was finalizing a five-year deal to replace Eric Musselman in Fayetteville. His stunning departure ends a 15-year run at Kentucky that includes four Final Four appearances and a national championship. However, under Calipari, Kentucky has faltered in recent years, losing in the first or second round of the NCAA Tournament three years in a row, including a shocking loss to 14-seeded Oakland a few weeks back.

While many Kentucky fans started calling for his firing, Calipari took to his radio program a few weeks back to essentially plead for his job, leading many to believe he wanted to remain in Lexington. A few weeks later, however, he’s heading to an SEC rival.

No wonder his dog walks aren’t going to be peaceful for the time being.

[WKYT/Lee K. Howard]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to