Stephenson Returns to Carolina….For Now
January 8, 2008 at 10:02 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 3 Comments
Good morning Posse. You don’t come here for hard news. You come for irresponsible speculation and crass second-grade humor. So, the title this morning should not give you the idea that I know anything. In fact, no title here should ever give you that impression. Alex is back from California, may practice today, and could play tomorrow night against UNCA. That is great news and Alex could have a huge role to play this season, considering our need of rebounding and shot blocking. There were some rumors that he was considering a transfer to UCLA. Not hard to figure out how these start. A Bruin blogger sees the news about Stephenson returning home for a family illness and then proposes he is considering a transfer. Some knucklehead reads it and then posts on a UNC message board and it spreads very very quickly. Some rumors are easier to dismiss than others, however. Alex is getting less than 14 minutes a game. He is behind Tyler and Deon, neither of whom are likely to leave and next season he will see even more competition arriving. UCLA was his second and I’m not sure anyone could blame him for considering the option, especially considering the family illness. None of the ‘Stephenson returns’ articles have any quotes from Alex and so I’m not willing to dismiss the unfounded rumor yet. Don’t get me wrong. I hope Alex stays, pushes Deon, and helps us win a title.
Adam Lucas has a new mailbag and the Asheville Citizen Times has an early look at the UNCA game. I’ll have more on that tomorrows. John and Ken enjoyed the Clemson game too.
Are the Dolphins really going to hire Tony Soprano? Check out the passion of State fan. Bob! Memphis to go undefeated? The machine is broken.