But it was no joke for Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who on Wednesday was placed on administrative leave by the university along with athletic director Tom Jurich amid the FBI's corruption investigation in college basketball.
"I was kind of surprised because after previous year I thought they'd get their act together, try to be on their best behavior, get everything back in order, but they did not,"said student Jordyn Jerboe. I just hope the future's soon as opposed to down the line". "The University took the action they thought was necessary, and I will do the same".
One of the players believed to be involved in the bribery scandal is five-star recruit Brian Bowen, who committed to Louisville in June.
Donovan played for Pitino at Providence as the two engineered an improbable Final Four appearance in 1987.
With the short-term somewhat in mind, but mostly a look beyond this coming season, here are five candidates to replace Pitino at Louisville.
The agent who prepared the document said around May 27, 2017, James Gatto had two telephone conversations with a number used by "Coach-2".
During his almost 30-year coaching career, he has won 770 games at the college level, two national championships and made seven Final Fours.
Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person has been arrested as part of an Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption sting involving the world of college basketball recruiting. And recruiting experts think it's far from over.
Underwood responded to this week's college basketball scandal Wednesday evening.
Many around the country have seen the investigation as officially uncovering the worst kept secret in college basketball. Both men are among the handful of current division one coaches with more than 700 total wins.
When Padgett was asked how he could not know what was going on, he declined to comment but said he is taking the interim position for "the team".
A three-year starter at U of L, Padgett transferred to Louisville after playing his freshman year at Kansas. He said he hopes to announce those appointments within 48 hours.