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ESPN fanning the Billy D to UK flames

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Mar 30, 2007.

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  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    To hear Rosenberg tell it, Beilein's the guy.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    BYH in the running for a job that will not be open.
  3. Beilein has 2.5 million dollar buyout at WVU.
    He had a MAJOR row with Ed Pastiloong to get it lowered late last week. Michigan wants him, but he made hold off to see what Donovan is going to do.

    Michigan won't pay a hefty annual salary and a big buyout number. The buyout, whcih I beelive was $3 million was the only thing that kept Beilein from going to NC State last year.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wonder how he'd like going to Trenton [/ducking]
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    He's not good enough for Trenton
  7. I hate to agree with Mizzou, but Schlabach is very very good.
  8. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    If Billy Munster leaves, you talk about a massive exit with players and the coaches.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The deal ESPN announced was seven years, 2.8 - 3.5 mill. Which is nice, but Florida can match that. If Donovan leaves (and I still don't think he will), it won't be for the money.
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I'm not going to say Donovan won't come to Kentucky, but I'll be shocked if he does.

    He can be Florida's Rupp, if he so chooses.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Just a question, and I don't mean it sarcastically...if Mark was such a good reporter, why didn't he get the "source" on the record? It's not national security or anything. And if the source can't manage that, why is it even worth writing?
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Just to bolster my point, here are the quotes in the story on the record:

    "When asked whether he has authorized anyone to negotiate with Kentucky on his behalf, Donovan said Friday, "Absolutely not. I have told our athletic director that I am focused on UCLA. What a great opportunity ... and there shouldn't be any distraction with any of this stuff."


    "One of the things we have talked about is distractions and how they're going to come and a lot of times you can't control how they do come," Donovan said in an interview with ESPN.com's Andy Katz. "For me right now, it has been all about UCLA and all about preparation and all about getting ready to play this game. I'm just so happy we've gotten to this point."

    "There's always going to be speculation and people want to talk, and I can't control that. What I can control is how I choose to focus my time and how my team chooses to focus its time. I think right now our team has great respect for UCLA and our focus is getting ready to play them.


    "I love Florida," Donovan said. "My family is very happy here. I hope I can stay here as long as they'd like to have me. I don't know what else to say. I'm just focused on UCLA and people are focused on other things."


    Kentucky athletics department spokesman Scott Stricklin declined comment when reached Friday.

    "I'm not going to comment on the process until we have completed our search and found the right person to lead Kentucky basketball," Stricklin said.


    We have people who won't name themselves vs. people on the record who deny or decline everything. But we're supposed to believe the anonymous people because journalists have, uh, stored up so much public trust over the recent years.

    Get it on the record. Period. Otherwise, it's filler. This is not national security.
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