Babysitter Gone, Baby Too

Now we have a good idea how Ellis Myles kept Derrick Caracter out of trouble the last two years: Can’t you just see it? Myles tracking Caracter’s every move, making sure he gets out of bed every day, trailing him to classes, getting him to practices, monitoring his food intake and getting him back to the dorm before curfew.

Problem is the babysitter got in trouble himself, recently relinquishing his official duties as assistant strength coach after an unpleasant encounter with a local high school coach, apparently serious enough to send Myles packing. Myles was last seen in Israel, looking for another basketball team.

So the team is stuck with depending on Mr. Undependable. No clue about personal responsibility. Caracter interpreted the dismissal of his keeper as a get-out-of-jail card, making up for all the time he had missed while under the constant surveillance.

The odds against Caracter turning himself around would be remote under the best of circumstances. But Ellis Myles has probably had enough of the babysitting, even if he were reoffered the position.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Babysitter Gone, Baby Too

  • December 11, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Ellis did a good job with Caracter but couldn’t take care of himself. What a rotten shame!

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