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Thamel reported that he only spoke to Cheek briefly. Why is Hart not speaking to the top candidates and if he is, could Thamel's source be incorrect??
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by cycles12 16 months ago
Thamel's source was likely Strong, so no, that's not likely.
Where do you get that idea? If Strong was going to talk to him as a "source" why wouldn't he just make a public statement?
Story said "a source.". If you tie that story on a single source, it had better be a high one. Who else would know that Strong only talked to Cheek?
Besides, Thamel is a national CFB writer for SI. Strong probably knows him and took his call.
Strong will likely make his public statement tomorrow.
Last week when Strong shot down the Auburn rumors he personally called two reporters, Thamel and Forde.
I am still skeptical about that though, if he admittedly called him once and then did it again why not admit it?
That he called him this time.
Who knows exactly how this came down? But Thamel probably called Strong. Strong may have called Thamel, who knows? They talked, Strong told him he'd made up his mind. He most likely wanted to stay off the record since he has to work with all the Louisville beat writers and doesn't want them to know he personally gave the scoop to Thamel. So Thamel quoted him as a source.
He gets the decision out, it's off his mind and he starts moving forward. At some point, hopefully before he talked to Thamel, he called Hart or Cheek and told them.
I'm not asking if Strong was the source. My concern is that Hart never talked to Strong. What has he been doing this whole time? And why is Cheek interviewing coaches alone?
I'll drop the Strong as the source as I still don't get the logic if it was him.
I really agree with you on this. If Cheek is doing the talking what is Hart doing, carrying his briefcase? That is the part of the Thamel report that I just don't buy. It was reported that Hart met with Strong on Sunday, right?, but this report claims only Cheek ever spoke to him. Why would Cheek be in a front-line position on the interview. Seems to me he might do a second to buy in to the the decision to hire but not at all in the vetting process.
Yes and why was Hart on a plane to and from Louisville today if he wasnt speaking to Strong? Some thing's about this hire seem very fishy to me.
The problem for Strong may have been the admin situation. I read somewhere that Strong as well as Gundy were asking questions about said admin situation. This may answer why Cheek is involved in the interview, if he was.
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