Louisville president James Ramsey noticeably stopped short of supporting Rick Pitino in a statement released Thursday, leaving some to wonder if the Hall of Fame coach will actually survive allegations that a staff member he hired secured escorts for players and recruits.
The Eye on College Basketball team debates if Rick Pitino should be fired if the allegations are true. Also, the writers discuss who their highest-impact transfer is, as well as who it was hardest to leave off of their preseason All-America team.
Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle spoke with an NCAA investigator this week about his recruiting visit to Louisville and confirmed the gist of the allegations made about his trip to the school in June 2013, a source with knowledge of the NCAA's investigation told CBS Sports.
Typically coaches deny wild allegations at the beginning and only acknowledge issues later, if they must. But Louisville's Rick Pitino was different Friday. He never said he doesn't believe what's alleged to have happened ever happened, and that suggests he's preparing for the worst.