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His name is Legion

Well, the whole Legion affair seems to be settling down from a roiling boil to a low simmer for the nonce, but there is rampant speculation that more players will be joining Alex Legion as ex-Wildcats in the next few weeks.  I myself am fairly skeptical about these predictions, but there is at least one player, Jared Carter, who doesn't seem likely to hang around too much longer unless something changes pretty fast.

I have also heard several people complain that the Big Blue Nation has gone off the deep end with recriminations and calls for Gillispie's head.  While I have seen the odd one or two such reaction, I can honestly say that even in the hottest hotbeds of fan frustration (the locations are as well known to you as they are me), reaction has been fairly muted and mostly just a bit of hand-wringing.  Of course, you do have people like this guy who are trying to create Mt. Everest out of an anthill, but that's what sports writers are for -- to make sure there is plenty of hyperbole out there for us to enjoy.

And if that weren't enough, we get to be treated to some smack talk from elitist North Carolina fans.  How cute these guys are, and how quick with advice.  Don't you just love 'em?  I know I do.  Then, of course, we have the humorists.

I have it on good authority that at least one player's parent is not displeased with Gillispie's coaching style, and pretty much takes the "If you can't stand the heat, the door is thataway" approach.  I think most UK fans have this attitude as well, and welcome it from player's parents as well as from the coach.  This is major college basketball, not romper room.

Update [2007-12-4 19:35:20 by Truzenzuzex]:  Deadspin picks up the Legion story, with predictable irreverence.