This article from ESPN Page 2 really hits home.
"Taken seriously, the hiring and firing of Gillispie is a window into the institutional soul of the University of Kentucky. And those who claim to be passionate about that place need to take a very hard look, not only at what they're trying to do to right the basketball program, but in the mirror."
Harsh words that generally ring true (at least to me, a 24 year old UK alum and fan of 14 years).
Whether or not you agree (I primarily disagree), this provides some much-needed perspective.