BIRMINGHAM -- Don't count Auburn coach Jeff Lebo as one of those who didn't like the way Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie took advantage of a loophole in the NCAA rules to hold Big Blue Madness a week earlier than originally scheduled.
Gillispie used UK's allotted two hours of practice time to move Big Blue Madness to Oct. 10 and avoid conflicts with other school's opening practice sessions to make it easier for recruits to come to Kentucky.
"I give him credit. He thought outside the box," Lebo said the during the Southeastern Conference Media Days here Wednesday. "I think it is probably going to be closed up now, so he had the one opportunity and did it.
"He was smart. It was not against the rules. He had a good idea, moved it and didn't have the competition of trying to get everybody there on the same night. I give him credit for that. It was not any rule violation there. He just did something smart."