Billy Gillipsie (correct spelling) is out at Kentucky. I guess that thing between he and Ashley Judd didn't work out well.
So, now what? Well, let's take a trip in the college hoops time machine to the year 2003 when this set of chain reactions set off college basketball as we know it.
Roy Williams, who didn't give a sh*t about North Carolina after his Kansas Jayhawks fell to Syracuse in the 2003 title game, ended up giving enough of a sh*t to return to his alma mater and coach the Tar Heels.
North Carolina won a national title in the 2004-05 season.
With the Kansas job now open, Bill Self, who rebuilt a dying Illinois program by landing Dee Brown and Deron Williams, got on the first plane out of Chambana and took his dream job with the Jayhawks.
Kansas is the defending national champion.
The powers that be at the University of Illinois, which had its first recipe for success since the Lou Henson days under Self, took a trip down I-57 and snatched Southern Illinois head coach Bruce Weber and put an orange blazer on him.
Weber led a Fighting Illini squad that lost only one game during its regular season to the national championship game in St. Louis -- only to lose to North Carolina.
Matt Painter, Weber's top assistant at SIU, moved up the ranks and became the top dawg in Carbondale. Painter left after his one season to coach his alma mater, Purdue, leaving Saluki Nation with none other than alumnus Chris Lowery to make his return to Carbondale to be head coach.
Since then, Lowery has been pegged to take every high-major job that has opened up since the 2004-05 season. Michigan, LSU, Stanford and Oklahoma State are a few schools that were rumored to be interested in the Saluki head coach at one time or another.
I guess it's time to wave the green flag and let the games begin ... again. Kentucky, Virginia and Alabama are open right now. Florida might be open if Billy Donovan takes the job at his alma mater (UK). Mizzou's Mike Anderson is rumored to be a top candidate at Alabama. After Dave Leitao failed at UVA, who really wants to risk getting slammed by North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest by 20 points twice a year?
So, who knows what might happen this time around.
But for my sake, I hope none of it invoves one Christopher M. Lowery.