Alas, MSU coach _*Rick Stansbury*_ did not care to comment on the Kentucky job opening. First, I was going to ask him about the fired _*Billy Gillispie*_. No comment. OK, what about the job itself? Nope. Now for the big one: What about you and Kentucky? No dice. "I don't want to talk about any of that," Stansbury said, more than once.
One of the first thoughts I had after Gillispie got fired Friday was about Stansbury and his connection to the state of Kentucky. It's his home state, of course. He was born in Louisville and went to Campbellsville College, about 85 miles southwest of Lexington. I know Memphis' _*John Calipari*_ is at the top of the Wildcats' wish list, but it seems logical that Stansbury, even though he's not a "big" name, would at least draw some consideration. He owns a pretty strong résumé.
But, he wasn't talking. And honestly, his name has not been floated around much at all in connection with this job. _*Dan Wetzel*_ of Yahoo! Sports brought up Stansbury in a story Friday (link), but that's about it.
Should Calipari not wind up at UK, though, that might change.