March 27, 2009 |

Terps basketball fans should take a lesson from the University of Kentucky; the grass is not always greener on the other side. 


Kentucky couldn’t wait to run Tubby Smith out of town.  After all, he only won a National Championship and took the team to the tournament every year–not good enough for the sons of Rupp.  It’s their birthright to be in the Final Four every year.  Instead Kentucky had to have that young “it” coach.  His name was Billy Gillispie, and in a short time, he had rebuilt Texas El Paso and Texas A &M.  Well, let’s just say that it didn’t go as planned.  Today Kentucky fired Gillispie after only two years.  Meanwhile in two short years, Smith has taken Minnesota from rag tag bunch to NCAA participant. 


Here’s the lesson Terp fans:  the grass is not always greener on the other side.  The administration and the Gary Williams haters should take note.  A coaching change isn’t always the ticket back to the Final Four.  In fact the results can be devastaing and set a program back even further.   Just ask Kentucky.