Well, apparently there was a little fire to go with the smoke.
Interesting development is Purdue has belatedly stirred and come to the realization the Painter-to-Mizzou thing was more than just an internet rumor with no legs. It's got legs. It's got more legs than the Kentucky Derby at this point.
So, Purdue is burning up the phone lines with Painter, who's on vacation down in Florida. And if you want the Blob's humble opinion, I think the flirtation with Missouri might be nothing more than Matt Painter trying to wring more money out of Morgan Burke. He can't be happy being the eighth highest-paid coach in the Big Ten. And he has to be even less happy about making a million or so less than Tom Crean at rival Indiana.
So ... we shall see. But if I'm Purdue, I don't think I call his bluff.