They want him to stay. No doubt about it.
With an announcement on his future reportedly coming at any time, University Of Memphis Head Basketball Coach John Calipari was holed up in his Memphis home. He isn't alone.
Outside the home a crowd of supporters and media have gathered. They're all waiting to see if the U of M's most successful coach is moving on for the big bucks at the University of Kentucky.
One fan posted a "NOT" for sale sign. Others stood silently holding signs of support. The media are just waiting on some word about what's going to happen.
The speculation is rampant. National networks debate Cal's future. Pundits debate whether he's better going or staying.
Some local TV and radio reports have already said he's gone, and have stated the Memphis Tigers are going after the Missouri Tigers' head coach, Mike Anderson. Missouri's Sports Information Director told myEyewitnessNews.com on Monday, 3-30, that the school had not been contacted by Memphis to seek permission to discuss the possible opening with Anderson.
So, with all of the back and forth in local and national media, Tigers fans are, understandably, concerned and confused.
There is no confusion for the fans holding vigil at the Calipari home. They want him to stay. And they're willing to stand all day in the rain to show it.
So many people have now shown up that Memphis police have closed the narrow street in front of the Calipari home.
There are reports in Kentucky papers and electronic media that an announcement will come shortly. Other reports say it will be in the morning.