One celebrity coach hereabouts is starting to grate on the nerves.
Less than three days before the football season starts, this one is attempting, successfully, to hog the media spotlight. Making news by hiring an assistant coach with strong ties to a blue chip recruit, granting an exclusive interview with a local TV station, doing impromptu press conferences. What’s next?
The observer concurs wholeheartedly with one of the observer’s former bosses — Earl Cox, retired Courier-Journal sports editor — who makes this demand in this week’s Voice-Tribune:
“Pitino needs to be reminded ‘forcefully’ by Ramsey and Jurich that there are other sports on the campus besides basketball.”
Starting to remind me of a former U of L coach who didn’t know when to stop talking, and wound up losing the respect of his players.
Quiet. Hush. Go away for a few weeks.