There is major drama surrounding this situation right now. From Dave Berk, who has major connections to the UC atheltic department and runs the UC Scout site.
OK, sorry for not being on the board today. I've been at UC from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and then was driving to get my daughter from her grandmothers and just got home.
But the great thing about today's world is cell phones. I've been on the phones looking for more information. What I've come up with is the following.
After talking with an high official at UC about Devan this is what I know. UC at this time has no comment on Devan leaving the program. They've not heard from Mick about this and will not have any official word until then.
Knowing Dave Telep the way I do, you can trust what he's saying. He is the best in the industry for a reason.
I'm in the process of talking with Dave and getting more details on this as I type.
The one statement that Dave did make was that UC was going to fight to keep him. Devan may be getting pulled in many different directions at this time.
From what I'm hearing talking with several of my hoop sources is the following. There is much bad blood by those who were former coaches at UC and the one who is the new coach at UC.
When I have more I'll post.
If Huggins was in contact with Downey while he's under scholarship to UC that is an NCAA violation. If Kennedy was whispering in Downey's ear to follow him to Ole Miss, while he was the coach of UC and Devan is under scholarship, that is also an NCAA violation.
Like I said, major drama around this right now. This story could get much bigger in the next 24 hours.