Coming from KY, and currently living here, it is a mad house - who's it going to be, who's it going to be?
Tubby's only real win was his first year - Pitino's leftovers. So... good riddance!
Talk of Pitino leaving has always been whispered. And if the money's right, he just might leave. Leaving the door open for someone to make a different in Louisville - he hasn't yet.
Donovan's probably the #1 choice and has been big topic of conversation, considering he's been here, knows the Cats, proven to be a strong head coach, etc. Barnhart would tick a lot of people off if he didn't even try. Only problem - he might not be able to get to him until April.
Other big choices, Marquette's Tom Crean, Texas' Rick Barnes, Texas A&M's Billy Gillispie, Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Georgetown's John Thompson III, Villanova's Jay Wright and Ohio State's Thad Matta. Basically, anyone with a history of bring up a club to be competitive.
In any case, KY is one of a few top jobs for college basketball coaches considering it's history and high salaries - it is the place where basketball is king.
Whoever it is though, you bet there will be pressure to perform, recruit and come up with major wins.