Schools granted permission to speak with Cohen


Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart said in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader he has granted several schools permission to talk with baseball coach John Cohen about their respective vacancies.

However, he declined to say which schools.

Of course, Cohen, who played at MSU from 1988-90, has been mentioned nearly every day as a possible candidate to replace Ron Polk, who retired after 29 years as the Bulldogs’ coach.


15 Responses to “Schools granted permission to speak with Cohen”

  1. theconquistador2 Says:

    Several schools? Let’s take a look at the head coaching positions open in this country and try to decide who “several” schools are.

    1) Bradley
    2) Evansville
    3) Florida Atlantic
    4) High Point
    5) Steven F Austin
    6) Central Florida
    7) Auburn
    8) Miss State

    I wonder which of these schools could possibly have the weight to even consider Cohen????

  2. theconquistador2 Says:

    Some reason this blog gets number eight with a parenthasis confunsed with the cool symbol. Miss. State was suppose to be number 8. Lets try it again.

    8) Miss State.

  3. bigdraws Says:


  4. bigdraws Says:

    Mine too, apparently.

  5. theconquistador2 Says:

    I’ve been reading on some other message boards and many UK fans are pretty confident that Cohen will stay. This is assuming he gets an offer.

  6. bigdraws Says:

    I don’t see how Kentucky fans have any credability when it comes to baseball. I went over to one of their boards a day or two after Polk announced his retirement. They had no idea that Cohen was even being mentioned for the job.

  7. bigdraws Says:

    Here ya go quist. This topic was started two days ago.

  8. theconquistador2 Says:

    Here’s my question. I’m sure that the coaches being mentioned for the coaching job know that their name is being mentioned. If they aren’t interested, then wouldn’t they go ahead and say so? Case in point. Cohen has known he was a candidate since the day Polk announced his retirement. If he had no intentions of leaving UK, then why hasn’t he said so?

  9. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Because he is interested. Fans never think their own coach will ever leave.

  10. bhamdawg Says:

    If I were him I wouldnt say anything either. I would use the fact that everyone is interested in him as leverage for more money from Kentucky.

  11. Gregg Ellis Says:

    In this situation, bham, I don’t think it will come down to money.

  12. bhamdawg Says:

    yea i gg i believe your right, after I posted that I did a little reading and did you see the part in cohen’s contract about the july 1 deadline to break ground on a new baseball aspect? where something about if ground is not broken on a new baseball facility then cohen gets out of his buyout if he were to leave. something to that aspect. i am sure byrne is all over that.

  13. bhamdawg Says:

    my bad obviously u did bc of the link to your blog. my bad gg.

  14. bhamdawg Says:

    I had read that elsewhere

  15. db33 Says:

    Cohen wants the job bad. I think it’s only a matter of time before they iron out the details. He’s a Bulldog. He’s a winner. And, Byrne already knows him, was instrumental in hiring him UK in fact.

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