I was pulling for the boys from Western tonight, but they couldnt get it done (and yes they deserved the timeout and yes Seth Davis is a goober). That means that all of our state’s energy can now be focused on making sure that Louisville loses. Come together people, its imperative!
Two quick notes…
— As I wrote earlier today, a meeting on Gillispie’s future did take place on Friday. Those of you who are on this site regularly know that I dont speak in absolutes very often, but I am certain it did take place. As I stated earlier in the comments section, I dont have that same level of certainty about the results of the meeting, and either way even if I get that certainty, I wont write about it until the season is over. All will be known soon enough….and as I have said multiple times, it would take only a few words from Mitch to end all speculation and rumor mongering. That isnt being done and it is either telling (that he is gone) or is a mistake of epic proportions in judgment (if he stays). We shall see.
— WKYT did a report tonight in which they interviewed the families of all 2009 recruits. The basic gist of what they said was that they would all re-evaluate their commitment to Kentucky if Coach left. That should surprise no one and is the standard answer for all recruits. When a coach changes, the school usually enforces the LOI to the degree that they require the kid to meet with the new coach. 90 percent of the time that kid stays at the school (like DeAndre Jordan when Gillispie came here). This process will likely be similar if a change were to be made.
Interestingly Daniel Orton’s father said he had called Mitch Barnhart to find out what is going on, but had received no return phone call. Like all the rest of us, the recruits’ families are in wait and see mode. If Gillispie is coming back, leaving them hanging by not supporting the Coach is a mistake by Mitch. If he is not coming back, then not talking to the recruits may be Mitch’s only choice.
Gillispie has a 2 pm press conference tomorrow that is regularly scheduled to preview the Creighton game. We will let you know what he says about the big matchup and anything else.