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BARNETT UPDATE, PART TWO: REALLY, HE'S BUNKERED IN. WE'RE NOT KIDDING.

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In News of the Weird a few years ago, we read about a pair of farmers who died when one fell into an enormous tank filled with pigshit, and the other died attempting to rescue him but was overcome by the fumes. We couldn't really remember reading about a more disgusting way to die.

It' s getting pigshit ugly in Boulder. We were joking yesterday when we said Gary Barnett was bunkered in his office, but despite House that Rock Built's liveblog detailing the fictional standoff. But Barnett, whose shame gland was removed about the same time as his ability to coach was, isn't budging, plugging his ears and continuing to grind along as if none of this "crap" (his words) was going on.

Which leaves AD Bohn with only the most noxious, damaging cards left to play: witness tampering, compromising random drug tests, and the divulging of a private investigator's full haul on the Barnett portfolio of malfeasance. Scorched earth tactics are in full swing. We may have our most sensational story of the offseason underway before Bowl Game one even happens.

Call in the negotiator--Barnett's not coming out.