— I have an afternoon of court appearances and all heck breaks loose. First Daniel Orton tells Evan Daniels (with quotes from the kid) that he has asked for his release from his LOI for UK. Then Daniel Orton’s dad tells Larry Vaught that no release has been asked for and that if and when that happens, it will be the father that asks for it. So we are left with the Daniel Orton situation still in flux. As of now he is still signed with UK. He will be at the Derby Festival this weekend and it is likely we will know much more at that point. I do think he will consider looking elsewhere, but as of today it looks like UK is still the place he is calling home.
— UK had practice today and I was told by someone there that it was virtually all layups. According to Alan Cutler, Calipari stressed to the players that they should take layups high off the glass saying, “I dont care if you miss it, but dont get blocked.” Cutler said Calipari was universally positive, praising all the players and running layup drill after layup drill. He said it was quite impressive and that Calipari was effusive in his praise of Darius Miller.
— UK has also made official that Orlando Antigua, John Robic and Rod Strickland have joined the staff. That leaves one position for another candidate….and rumors persist that it will be someone with “UK ties”. We shall see
— 8:30 tonight we Live Blog….come one, come all…..