By TINA COX
If you live secluded from the world I have a news flash for you: LeBron James is coming home. I will admit I am a LeBron fan. His natural talent and passion for the game should not be questioned. Cleveland despised him four years ago and now welcome him home with open arms. This made me think of those who have returned back home. This does not mean their birth place, just a place they called home.
Joker Phillips –The BBN wanted Joker to succeed. He was a Kentucky boy. This was his dream job. We applauded as he took the reigns of the Wildcats. It did not have a story book ending. It just did not work.
Phil Fulmer –The former Tennessee star was the leader of the Volunteers for 16 years. He won a National Championship. In his later years at Tennessee he was not competitive with the upper level of the SEC. Tennessee wanted more than they felt he could give. He was forced to retire.
Roy Williams — Coach Williams has a championship since returning to North Carolina. In my opinion the Tarheels are not the program they once were in the past few seasons. It will also be interesting to follow the current NCAA investigation involving academics at the university. The results could forever tarnish Coach Williams return home.
Bobby Petrino —There is not enough space for me to voice my opinion.
Neal Brown — Coach Brown returned to Kentucky last year after rising rapidly through the coaching ranks. The next few years will determine if coming home was the right thing to do. I have confidence Neal will be successful. I can remember him telling me when he was 15 years old where he would be in his life at this point. He was right.
Chuck Smith- —I would have bet my dog Skeeter that Chuck Smith would never return to Boyle County. I would have been wrong. Coach Smith became a high school coaching legend during his time at Boyle County. Can the stars line up again? Time will tell.
I can never see Travis Ford or John Pelphrey being the coach of the CATS. However the BBN will rally loud for them whenever Calipari leaves. As the saying goes: Once a CAT, always a CAT.
Who says you can’t go home
There’s only one place they call me on of their own… Bon Jovi