From the mother ship, today’s column on the decision Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork faces with his men’s basketball coach, Andy Kennedy.
There’s really only one thing Andy Kennedy hasn’t accomplished at Ole Miss, and that’s making the NCAA tournament.
That is the all-encompassing goal of the basketball program, because that’s where Kennedy has set the bar. If he remains the Rebels coach and reaches the tournament, the talk will become about advancing in the tournament. Right now it’s about getting there.
Bjork will decide Kennedy’s fate at Ole Miss in the coming weeks, and he has an interesting track record with his two basketball coaches in his final months at Western Kentucky to consider.