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Memphis President Not Interested in UK Job


If you’re the type to keep up with all things Kentucky, you might have heard that the school is searching for a new president to continue in Lee Todd’s quest to make the university a top-20 public school by 2020.  Outside of some clamoring over whether or not Mitch Barnhart’s new deal would hinder the process, there hasn’t been much news.  That changed a bit today when a story was reported in Memphis that UK expressed interest in Shirley Raines for the job, but she said she was not interested.  It was not immediately know if this means UK will now turn to a tough-talking Texan, but the precedent is certainly there.

In other news, Jorts!

Article written by Thomas Beisner

15 Comments for Memphis President Not Interested in UK Job

  1. Franktown
    2:54 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink


  2. Ben
    2:58 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    What evidence exists that she was offered the job?

  3. mocha
    3:00 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    jorts made wikipedia….

  4. Zoso
    3:00 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Well thats anticlimactic. I was hoping for “The Door” episode 2.

  5. SexnNursinHomes
    3:00 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    ummmmm, UK tried to hire that hairy armpit tree hugging hippy girl? got lesbian written all over her. prolly got a small tea spoon ass too.

  6. barn
    3:02 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    strong rumor afoot in bbn: jorts will play his final game in rupp tonite wearing, you guessed it, jorts.gbb

  7. Al's IndiCats
    3:03 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    5) I heard she likes 6 month old bong water….Just saying…..

  8. SexnNursinHomes
    3:05 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    7- wellllll then. looks like I need to sell her on going strictly dickly huh? Girl that will shoot bong water is one step away from my heart door.

  9. Wall Can Ball
    3:07 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    #2. There isn’t any. The Board hasn’t even begun interviewing anyone yet so I don’t see how an offer could have been made. They may have indicated a strong interest to interview her but no offer was made.

  10. Dennis Smith
    3:09 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Is there a possibility that the backroom Barnhart deal was a determining factor in Raines’ decision? If true, she might be the candidate of choice. As compared to someone that has no interest in sports and/or no concern about keeping him on a short leash.

  11. Kyboogie
    3:24 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Just hand the university over to Jorts!!! Who better to watch over our children than the Mother Hen?

  12. Doubting Thomas
    3:42 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    This is a bs rumor. No way UK would offer her the President’s job here. Whoever they select will accept the job immediately which means: A. We made sure they were going to accept before we made the offer public and B. We found someone who was looking for us. Nuff said.

  13. Ukkilla005
    4:14 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    As an alum of University of Memphis, u DO NOT want shirley raines. She doesnt care at all about sports

  14. Let's make Jorts a trending topic BBN
    5:56 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    As a UK alum from the College of Education I disagree. She would have made a fine president for UK.

  15. Mark Emmert
    6:00 pm March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Im looking for a job to be president again. UK should interview me.