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Kentucky set to fire Gillispie

GAINESVILLE -- OK, people in Kentucky seem pretty confident that the Wildcats' basketball coach is dunzo. (Apparently, the UKers read my blog post a few weeks back and acted accordingly.) The big question now, assuming Gillispie is gone ($6 million buyout), is whether or not Kentucky will go after Florida coach Billy Donovan. There's a window in Donovan's contract that allows him to walk away from Florida with little monetary recourse between March 1 and April 1.

So, there's this website called flightaware.com, right? And on this website you can track most any plane in the sky, right? This website is great for filling the imaginations of rum-dumb reporters and message board junkies. Take for example a flight that's in progress right now. There's a two-engine Cessna, tail number FIV342, flying from St. Augustine to Lexington, Ky., right now. CLICK ME! Is Billy Donovan on this flight? After all, he has a house in Crescent Beach, which is about 20 minutes away from the St. Augustine Airport. The plane is set to arrive in Lexington at 1:20 p.m. Will UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart be waiting at the airport with a sack full of cash?

See how easy that was?

Stay tuned. Donovan's not talking and the UF insiders I've spoken with are in the dark on this one.

-jo-

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