But this is now out there:
Sources have confirmed that Washington State coach Tony Bennett is Virginia’s new men’s basketball coach.
I can't even fathom this as a possibility right now. Grippi hasn't posted anything to his blog yet, and the athletic department is mum.
All I can say is, pray this isn't true. We'll post more info as we find it.
EDIT 3:01 p.m.: The Spokesman-Review has a story that says it's confirmed, that he had a meeting with the players an hour ago. I am absolutely stunned and shocked, and I can't even process this right now.