Bill Self is an OSU alumni and thanks to a T. Boone Pickens, a $3 billion "booster" the school is getting serious about becoming a top tier basketball school.
Self did his best to deflate concerns, Sunday.
"I haven't been concerned about it being a distraction. It doesn't register with our players. To be real candid, it hasn't registered with me."
But most KU fans have heard that before, when then coach Roy Williams assured fans that he could "give a sh!t" about a rumored North Carolina job. Williams promptly accepted the offer to leave KU and return to his alma mater after his team was defeated in the NCAA championship game.