"I do think we have a two-man team (with Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson). Sometimes I don't know if it's the players or the coach. I believe a coach that puts a player out there like Michael Porter every game doesn't want to win.
"Could you give me some light on the players out there wide open and not wanting to shoot the ball? Do you believe they are afraid to shoot, or has the coach told them not to shoot?
"It appears to me we will never have a basketball team at Kentucky again until we have a coach who corrects the above problems."
It looks like players have lost confidence and are afraid to shoot - and that Gillispie does not want certain players to shoot. Porter has shortcomings, but it's not like DeAndre Liggins is a consistent answer, because just when he seems to understand team play, he reverts to his selfish, reckless style.
No doubt UK is a two-man team, and other teams have figured that out.
* Mick Murrell of Birmingham, Ala., a Louisville native, is also dismayed by what he's seen from the UK basketball team.
"No need to comment on this team or this coach. I used to feel guilty for liking UK football more than basketball. I thought there was something wrong with me. I don't feel that way this morning.
"Good luck with covering this team the remainder of the year. I know it's not something you look forward to doing, but you will handle it well. You always do."
I appreciate Murrell's vote of confidence, but the next six weeks won't be much fun if the Cats keep playing this way.
I could look at the schedule and see at least six more losses unless UK suddenly comes back to life and finds players who can do more to help Meeks and Patterson.
* Mark Perkins of Morehead is going to start counting how many times UK tries to force a pass inside to Patterson when he's covered by more than one defender.
"I don't understand if Patterson is triple-covered why one of our two open players can't knock down shots. I also don't see nearly enough screening going on.
"Just imagine if Bob Knight were coaching this team how many screens would be set for Meeks on every possession. I'm very puzzled."
* Charles Bradley of Richmond was the marketing director for DanArb from 2002-04 and worked for Burns.
"I read the Advocate newspaper online from Richmond. Alan made a big impact on the way I view business and the way I view the world. I hadn't heard that he was sick and was in absolute awe and dismay to hear that he'd passed on. The world won't be the same without him."
Burns had the same impact on many, and that's while he'll be missed so much.
* Burns' sister, Patti Strickler of Louisville, read my column on Burns last week when she was in Danville with her father, Ray Burns.
"We were down in the dumps to say the least. I picked up the paper because we wanted to see his obituary and there was your article. I handed the paper to my dad who then started reading it out loud to us, and we sat there and smiled and cried at the same time.
"It's going to take a long time to get over not having him around - like forever. Truly all of our family really appreciates your kind words - I only wish he could have read them."
So do I.
* Emily Jackson is another former DanArb marketing director and worked with Burns to establish the Arby's high school football site at www.amnews.com this year.
"I took a new job opportunity in Maryland in August, and heard about the passing of Alan through a friend in Danville. I have been searching and hoping that someone would write a tribute that captured the wonderful personality of the one and only Alan Burns. Your article was everything that needed to be said. Here's a BIG, Alan-sized THANK YOU from Baltimore."
Somehow I can imagine Burns smiling, and probably shaking his head in disbelief, over all this fuss.