A major HT goes over to Chas at Pitt Blather for this find. Chas has been tracking the Oregon coaching search for his selfish reasons (as Jamie Dixon was being pursued by the Ducks). While doing so he stumbled into a hilarious article in a Oregon paper which tells a story about an unemployed supervisor for a cleaning company in California being more dialed into the Oregon coaching search because she has Pat Kilkenny’s (Oregon's previous and current acting AD) old cell phone number:
"It’s been this way ever for the last year," said Teresa Nogueira. "I don’t know who this Pat guy is, but he’s busy."
Nogueira, who turned 39 Wednesday, walked into a Verizon store last year and got a new telephone number with the "619″ prefix when she moved from Toronto to El Cajon, Calif. And since July she’s received a steady stream of Kilkenny-birthday wishes, and "Go Ducks!" texts, and she said: "On Saturdays during college football, oh, that’s the worst time."
Okay. That's fine but here is the kicker:
Because when you call her you learn that St. Mary’s coach Randy Bennett has some key Ducks boosters pushing hard for him. So does New Mexico coach Steve Alford. And by the way, it seems there are some key behind-the-scenes players who want Kilkenny to know they’re laughing out loud at St. John’s University’s hire of Steve Lavin.
That’s "Lavin? LOL" if you’re texting.
Let's just add an R in front of LOL.
Poor St. Johns fans. It is going to be non stop April Fools day for next few years.