He wants to come back next season. His surgery is scheduled for Feb. 1. He said the normal rehab time is six-to-eight months, but he said Saturday – with a smile – that he’d do it in four. He wasn’t sure about what the steps were he had to take to gain another year, if he’d meet the specific criteria (I told him he would, based on my dealings with the Big 12).
And then I asked him the important question:
“If you come back, could you convince the two young fellas to come back, too?”
He paused, thought about it, and said, “Well, maybe one of them.”
Interpret that as you will…