which is meaningless, I know, except that it serves to keep our ever-declining attention span on the up and up. Besides, if it means a few more days of being excited about Louisville football, then by all means keep those "Gruden-to-Louisville" stories coming. I know it's unlikely; I know it makes no sense for Jon Gruden to take the job. But you know what? I said the same thing about Rick Pitino coming to town. Wrong about that, of course, and I'm wrong about a lot of things, but I still think this would be the best possible hire and a tremendous national story for our program.
Now with that said, it's Oct. 15 and back in the days of long ago that meant the first day of basketball practice. So I'll shoot a couple of free throws this evening, think about the slippery slopes of times past and dream about a resurgent football program led by a guy who looks like a sci-fi movie character. What's the harm in that?