And in the best piece of news of the day...
University of Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell turned down an overture from Auburn today and says he plans on staying with the Cardinals.
Auburn had asked and received permission from athletic director Tom Jurich to speak with McDonnell, and McDonnell confirmed that he "had a couple of conversations" about the Tigers' head coaching vacancy.
"I was flattered and I appreciated the interest," the second-year U of L coach said. "But after a few conversations and reassessing with Tom everything that's going on here, my family and I feels like Louisville is our home. I plan to be here for some time."
Fantastic news for the program, and fantastic news for baseball in the city of Louisville.
Please, feel free to stay as long as you'd like.