Over at cbssports.com Gary Parrish has an eye-opening piece on just how rare it is for established coaches to leave top-50 programs. In other words, Johnnyvolsfan is dreaming.
But my wife's cousin sells real estate in K-town and she says Larry Brown is looking...
And Calhoun's on the River is good, but what else you got in the way of culture?
Stew--I know, but sometimes Kentucky players need two years.
How about The Uniblocker for Rookie of the Year? He's a rookie, isn't he?
Hey Big Orange fan: Get onto Wikipedia and improve the UT basketball page. It sucks like an orange.
Agree with jomo. K-town ain't all that.
MT--Thanks for your post. Unlike most of us blowhards, you've given us information based on something useful. Any guesses WHY Pelton named his system after our boy Russ, of all the possibilities?
What's your Rushmore of characters whose names rhyme with female body parts?
The Cuonzo relationship had gotten to the point that it probably was a win-win, as several correspondents have suggested, but getting to that point was ugly and leaves the UT job damaged goods. Tennessee will be unlikely to hire a better coach than the one who left. Talk all you want to about a big arena and truckloads of cash.
MT and jomo make good points. Most likely to me looks like hiring R. Pitino, and hope he beats the odds against great coaches' sons.
Bring back Wade Houston?
So long, been good to know you.
I rarely find myself in the position of expressing sympathy for The Big Orange Nation, but I have to say you 5@10 posters yesterday afternoon were totally brutal. How far down is Johnnyvolsfan if he needs a Cat to defend him?
This I like: Weeds' take on the rotten situation in today's fish wrapper. Downtown's Vol quotes are telling, too.
This I shake my head at: Hart's press statement. Hard to know what to say when the egg's smeared all over your face, but his pablum was unconvincing. He needs to hit a home run in a stadium with deep, high fences.
Maine's Ted Woodward's available.
And at least this eventuality changes the conversation from how terrible the football team's defense will be next year.
Uggla wasn't ugly and Freddie's no Freeloader.
Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has Justin Upton at the TOP of his MLB stock watch this week. Upton is 11 for 14 in his last four games with four homers and nine RBI. He's earning both Upton paychecks just now. Any arguments?
WC-S will give up $1.8 million to spend another year as BMOC. Marlene Stein explained, "Honestly, Willie is Willie.
Here's hoping he continues to block shots, to develop consistency, and to shock us with his fashion choices. He had 106 blocks this (shortened) year. Another 102 will make him UK's all-time blocks leader. Against Gawga this year he had six blocks and six steals. That's ballin'.
UK could have a tallest-ever front line next year: 7-foot Cauley-Stein, 7-foot Dakari Johnson and 7-foot Karl Towns Jr. Can 6-10 Trey Lyles and 6-9 Marcus Lee handle backcourt duties? Kingsley Okoroh better bring it.
UConn has beaten Kentucky three times in The Big Dance. But Marquette did it six times. And though we hate Dook, UAB has the same number of tourney wins over The Cats, two.
No SEC players were taken in the WNBA draft until #24 and then five players in a row were SEC--Vandy, UK, UT, LSU and Mizzou. Kentucky's Stallworth was #25 and Tennessee's Simmons was #26.
Michael Phelps is taking down his speedo off the shelf and dusting it off. What's your Rushmore of athletes who retired and then came back strong?
Will The Vols' new giant be the SEC's first Kingsley?
fec--You're a genius. Doc is #1 in my book. Don't let your deal go down.
Check that. I'm replacing IBM's Tom with James Watson, who along with Crick first mapped out the structure of DNA. So, that's Sherlock's Dr. Watson; 2. DNA's James Watson; 3. Watson the computer; 4. golf's Bubba.
Don't know if other teams get this treatment, but memorable UK teams get nicknames: Rupp's Runts, The Unforgetables, etc. I doubt it'll stick, but one suggestion for v. 2014 is The Tweakables. How about The Tweakable Masters?
Tybee Island's in the middle of Orange Crush week, so named because the other Big Orange school, Savannah State, parties heartily there on both weekends of their spring break. Here's suggesting that Clemson and UT join them and make it the world's largest cocktail party.
No, Auburn should not join the merriment. That'd be too much havoc.