We all know we are in a period of rumor and innuendo. That’s what happens when there is a coaching search. I abhor this more than you can imagine, but it’s what we have to do right now.
But some things are just not that mysterious.
Jamarcus Ellis wants to stay at Indiana. No mystery there. Here’s a recording of part of what Ellis said to three of the regular beat writers (Terry Hutchens, Ken Bikoff and me) right after the Arkansas game.Â
And Armon Bassett would prefer to stay at Indiana, so long as he feels comfortable with the yet-to-be named coach.
If those two are gone before the new coach is in place and able to meet with the players, it is not because they made the choice to leave entirely on their own.