Q: Des, is there any reason why Susan Herbst and Ward Manuel are being so quiet about realignment? A year ago Mrs. Herbst was all over the news and even sent out a letter to all alumni. Heck even the Governor jumped in. UConnJack, Wolcott.
A: Unless there’s an invitation from a conference to speak about I’m not sure how much there is to say UConnJack. Since this alignment stuff started I’ve said all along schools don’t just go to a conference. They have to be invited. Some didn’t want to believe it, of course, but that’s how it works. For your viewing pleasure, ere, through our own John Altavilla and his interview with Manuel, you should be able to get a better understanding of where things are. I know you’re impatient. Impatience is a popular word around here these days but UConn, Herbst and Manuel have done all the selling of their product you can imagine here but keep in mind: they can only do and say so much. The ball is not in their court when it comes to realignment. When/if it is I’m pretty sure they won’t be silent. Until then, UConn is in the Big East, where, if it has to remain, has friends, if you know what I mean?