USA Today, or at least one of its blogs, is even in on the Bobby Knight to Georgia? (To be read like "I'm Ron Burgundy?") story.
And Ugasports.com is quoting an anonymous source, who appears to be quoting another anonymous source, about Gov. Sonny Perdue getting brought into this situation:
According to a source within the UGA athletic department speaking on condition of anonymity, Knight contacted a former SEC athletic director to ask how best to express interest in the Georgia job.My actual job is covering state politics for The Macon Telegraph. I am also a moron. So I actually contacted Gov. Perdue's press office to confirm or deny this story.
Knight was then told to call Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, who the source said is friends with, and occasionally goes fishing with, the Hall of Fame coach.
"(Knight) was told to have (Perdue) call Dr. (Michael) Adams and it would get done," the source said.
They declined to comment. I believe they also laughed at me.
But I'm persistent. And I was able to pry some information from a source close to the governor, who I must quote anonymously, of course.
Apparently Perdue and Knight go way back, and used to fish the idyllic streams of Houston County, where Gov. Perdue grew up.
In fact, my source said, "Knight's son, Pat, was actually named after an invisible friend that played alongside the two."