Colorado Coach Hangs Up On Me

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This morning on Outkick we had Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre on the show.

And he hung up on me. 

Out of nowhere. 

Listen to the entire interview yourself:

Here was the question right before he hung up:

“Did you or your agent get contacted about any jobs this offseason?”

MacIntyre: “I have no comment on any of that.”

Me: “So that means yes.”

MacIntyre: “No, I have no comment. I really didn’t want to get into all that. So, I appreciate it, thanks a lot man. Talk to you later.”

For those asking, of course we don’t agree to interview questions in advance. If you come on my show then I’m going to ask you whatever I want to ask you. If you don’t want to come on the show, fine, people listen for me, not the guests. 

But, like I said, I didn’t even do anything to get hung up on. My line of questioning wasn’t even contentious. And my question about whether he or his agent had been contacted should have been totally expected.

And when you no comment that question it is, in fact, a clear yes to anyone who is listening with a brain.

All MacIntyre had to say in response to that question, “When you win, people take notice, which is flattering, but I’m happy here.”


All this interview confirmed for me is that MacIntyre isn’t ready for a big time coaching job. If you can’t handle an interview with me, how are you going to handle a major college job in the SEC or Big Ten? He should stay at a minor league program like Colorado. 

Amazingly once MacIntyre hung up on me the SID at Colorado, a goateed bald man named David Plati, lost his mind and sent an expletive-laced email and voicemail to our scheduler, Cindy Katz, who kills it booking guests for us and is great at her job and had nothing to do with my interview questions.  

Among other things, Plati said he was going to ensure that no one would ever appear on our show from the Pac 12 again. Which will probably come as a surprise to USC coach Clay Helton since he’s on the show with us tomorrow.

Plati is a typical college employee, a two-bit loser who likes to bully people. You’ll note that he didn’t even try and reach out to me, he reached out to my staff.  

Look, here’s the deal, if you come on my show I’m going to ask you questions that our listeners want to hear the answer to. If you don’t want that and you don’t want to reach our massive audience, then don’t come on. Our ratings won’t change. We’re rolling regardless of the guests.  

There are plenty of ball coddlers in sports talk radio, I ain’t one of them.


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Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions, and started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers.