Some facts and some speculation about what went down regarding UH, Memphis, the AAC, and Baylor.
For Cougar fans, Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon was about as interesting a 24-hour stretch as you can have without playing a game. With several twists and turns, a minor leak to a radio station morphed into UH vs. Baylor for the first time in 25 years.
How did it happen?
What I know – ESPN 97.5’s Joel Blank shared information that Memphis had 20+ COVID positives and suggested that the Memphis game might not be played.
That nugget caught everyone by surprise, even this Memphis beat writer:
Two hours later, the Memphis Commercial Appeal revealed that “at least another 20” people were in quarantine. I’ve been told the “at least another 20” is closer to 30.
What I think – With the spotlight brighter than ever, there’s no way that a program with 50 or more people quarantined could play a football game seven days later.
Beyond that, my initial thoughts posted to social media are probably incorrect.
I now believe someone associated with UH leaked to 97.5 about Memphis’ positive tests. And for good reason…