Geno Auriemma continues to be more incredulous than disappointed about the way things are moving regarding UConn and the ACC.
“I made a comment last week [at the Paradise Jam] that if you are spending much of your time worrying about, then you are wasting your time,” he said Wednesday night.
“This is how I got to where I am today: I just wanted to be really good at what I was doing. I knew if I could accomplish that, somebody would want me. That’s the way I still do things. I want to be really good this season. I want to have a really good team. I want my players to play well. I want us to reach our goals.
“And I believe Susan Herbst and Warde Manuel want the same thing. We just want to be really good where we are. We want to win every championship we can in the league we are in. And what happens after that is completely out of our control, as coaches especially, maybe even as athletic directors and presidents.
“You don’t go on campaigns [to be invited to join leagues]. That’s not how it works. You have to make the most of the situation you are in now. And that’s where we are.”
Auriemma knows Louisville AD Tom Jurich and said he hadn’t heard his comment today that “UConn wasn’t penciled in [to join the ACC]. It was penned in.” That seems to indicate that Louisville did something to change the attitude of the ACC presidents.
“I have no idea about that,” Auriemma said. “That’s news to me.”
Maybe the reason Geno doesn’t seem so concerned is that many still believe Clemson and Florida State are headed out of the ACC soon, which would create more openings UConn could fill.
Who knows, right?