"Not surprisingly, given the over-the-top ardor of its fans, Kentucky has a history of sanity-challenging call-in shows. Tubby Smith probably deserves some kind of humanitarian award for 10 years of enduring them. Tubby isn't a gifted orator -- he starts and stops and hems and haws and will employ the confusing thematic jump-switch in mid-sentence -- but he was a true diplomat during his days in the Bluegrass. A lot of the calls to Tubby went like this: "Coach Smith? This is Orville from Monkey's Eyebrow*. I just want to know what it's going to take for us to play more up-tempo, like we used to, and when you're going to put Josh Carrier in the starting lineup. He's a Kentucky boy and I think he deserves a shot." Translation: When are you going to resign? Tubby's response: "Well, Orville, you certainly bring up some good points. We'll have to take a look at that." Translation: You have absolutely no clue. Fifty-five minutes until we're off the air.