The money quote:
After my report, Barnhart released a statement that included, “I have not been formally contacted by the University of Kansas. I am 100 percent focused on UK Athletics.”
From what I was told today by a source, Barnhart won’t have to worry about Kansas distracting him any longer.
Because of my report, Barnhart subsequently communicated to those associated with the search for the new Kansas AD that he was still interested in the job, but that he couldn’t interview in order to keep up appearances in Lexington.
In other words, if KU wanted Barnhart, it would have to hire him without an interview.
That didn’t go over so well in Lawrence, so Barnhart is no longer a candidate for the job.
Mitch wants out, which is fine. But don't pull a Nick Saban or Bobby Petrino and lie about your interest in a job.