STORRS – UConn officials did not offer a comment on Notre Dame’s move from The Big East to the ACC. I did catch up with Jim Calhoun, who was watching the pick-up action, this afternoon.
“All I can say is, I’m surprised, but I’m not shocked,” Calhoun said. “All I keep hearing is, ‘[conference realignment] is gong to continue. And it has continued. Of course, it’s a blow to the Big East …
“We need to continue to take care of ourselves, be it building facilities, be it recruiting good players and winning games. If we take care of UConn, everything else will take care of itself. We can’t control other schools, but we can control who we are.”
As for Calhoun’s own status, he said there was nothing new. He left campus about 4 p.m.
There were more closed-door meetings with the key players, we’re hearing, and a decision on whether he will retire – and who will succeed him and on what terms - is still being hashed out. Resolution may be close.
“… Life is full of hard decisions,” Calhoun said. “We having the discussions we need to have about moving forward.”
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