I’ve had a number of interesting conversations in the last 48 hours with folks who have some perspective and knowledge about the situation at UK viz a viz the NCAA and this Bledsoe thing about which the New York Times — and later, others — have written.
Universally, it is believed that this is just the beginning, the tip of the iceberg so to speak. One legit source, familiar with the passion and paranoia of the Big Blue Nation, said Wildcat fans who think this will all go away without any consequences for UK are “whistling past the graveyard.”
I’ve been told the NCAA is looking into possible shenanigans regarding UK player(s) who were upperclassmen last season.
I’m also wondering if the info related to me that Mitch Barnhart has applied for another job out west is true or simply idle gossip? I dunno. But I do know this. The source who advised me Barnhart did make such a move is one of the people who told me months ago there was a New York Times article coming. And the same source who years ago advised me that Barnhart was going to be hired as UK’s next AD . . . months before Mitch’s predecessor was even canned.
So there ya go. Even the off season is full here in Hoopsylvania.
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Those of you who frequent catspause.com, either regularly or only on occasion for kicks, might have seen the thread after the Bledsoe revelations titled “The Source.”
The gist of it is that I was the New York Times’ source for the story.
If only . . . I had the energy to travel to Birmingham to do all those interviews.
Let me issue an absolute and unequivocal denial. I was not the source. Period.
What I mean to say is, really, it wasn’t me.
And for those who are directing their disappointment for any discussion of issues at UK, or U of L, or IU, or . . . well, anywhere . . . by Bozich or Forde or Crawford or Tipton or Clay or Story or me, know this: We are only observers. The true culprits are . . . well, you figure it out.
– Seedy K