Originally posted by Irish Fighter: Roy had a boatload of talent this yr, he was supposed to win it. I really believe that if he would not have accomplished it this yr, he never would have done it. He would have forever been known as the Marv Levy or Bud Grant of college bball.
Now, if Roy really wants to impress people, lets see if he can do a good enough coaching job next season to win coach of the yr (like B.Self did) after losing all his talent? I really doubt it.
What Roy did this yr, is basically the same as what the over-rated Zen Master does currently with the Lakers & used to with the Bulls....win with stacked teams. If they really want to impress people, win wth less talent.
I will give o'l Royboy credit where it's due, he is a great recruiter.
In college hoops, you don't draft players or sign them as free agents, Irish; as a college coach, you are, ultimately, responsible for your own level of talent. Being a 'great recruiter', is, therefore, as much a part of a successful coach's job as motivating and drawing up X's and O's.
Yeah, Roy had a lot of talent on his 2009 team, but he went out and recruited that talent away from lots of other coaches and he got them to buy into his program. Yeah, he was expected to win and he did. Those are the toughest expectations there are. As Kansas fans, we deal with them all the time, do we not?
Yours is an extension of the Kansas State and Missouri mindset that's always applied to the Kansas program -- 'they (Kansas) have all that talent; they're supposed to win, so even when they do it's no big deal. Anything less than a national title for them squawks is an epic fail'.
That's just idiotic.
Hope Bill Self doesn't feel the need to 'win with less talent'. Get as much talent as you can, Bill. If you can continue to win with 'all that talent', you'll still impress me.