By John Vogl
During a conversation with Jim Calhoun the other day, the Connecticut coaching legend made it sound like he was ready to come back to the sidelines after two seasons away. Today, ESPN linked him to the opening at Boston College.
The Huskies wouldn't be surprised if Calhoun left his job as a university special assistant to return to coaching.
"He has so much to give," UConn guard Shabazz Napier said in First Niagara Center. "If he feels like he wants to get back in coaching, then so be it. If he does, wherever he goes, I'm going to be a fan of that team.
"Hopefully, when I'm done with my career, he'll give me a job."
Calhoun has a history of putting friends in high places. He hired Kevin Ollie as an assistant, and his former player is now the Huskies' coach. Ollie could see himself challenging his mentor for victories.
"If that's what he wants to do, I'm going to be supporting him," said Ollie, who playfully suggested Calhoun doesn't really want to come back. "I know he's enjoying his vacations he's taking in January playing golf. I don't know if he wants to pass up on those.
"But if he wants to get back in the game, more power to him. He earns that right. He earns that respect."