Rumors have been circulating for a few weeks now that former Louisville basketball player Kenny Payne would be making his way onto Coach Cal’s coaching staff for next year and, with the DUI charges facing Rod Strickland, the talk has intensified. But, that talk is still prematurely at this point according to the Oregon assistant. Payne said he hasn’t talked to anyone from UK and that anything to the contrary is “not true”. Obviously, that could potentially change in the future, but Payne is still under contract with the Ducks through 2011 and you’d have to get a lawyer to explain how he’d get out of that. I don’t know any of those – or at least any good ones.
In the meantime, he’ll continue to work on his side project and look forward to finding out who he’ll be calling “boss” next year.