I've got a column up on the college basketball page about Donnie Jones in which I list many reasons why UCF is a better job than Marshall, and one of the reasons I give is that the UCF job could at some point turn into a Big East job. Such a move would raise the profile of UCF, no doubt. But I'm not actually sure it would make it a "better" job because the Big East is ridiculous.
Who would want to coach in that league?
I bring this up tonight because I just watched No. 8 UConn -- which owns wins over No. 10 Kentucky and No. 18 Michigan State -- take its second league loss in three league games. Meantime, Georgetown (another school that was ranked in the top 10 as recently as last week) already has two league losses, too, and the Hoyas next two games are against West Virginia and No. 5 Pittsburgh. So good luck. Seriously, the Big East is just an incredibly stressful way to go through January, February and early March, which means it's the opposite of C-USA.
So would a Big East invitation be good for UCF as a school?
But it wouldn't be any fun Jones.
Just ask Jim Calhoun or John Thompson III.