Why do people get upset when 5 star recruits leave the state? Why is there this expectation that top shelf players with offers from top shelf programs will come to our middling power conference team? Why do people act like there’s this long running pattern of surefire NBA level talent that always stays home at Minnesota, and it’s just Pitino’s uniquely terrible recruiting abilities that has broken that non-existent pattern and pushed away the top level talent that would surely come flooding in here with any mediocre coach whom we could easily poach from some Summit League program? How many years does the next coach get without recruiting at an unprecedentedly high level before we bust out the pitchforks against him for the unforgivable crime of failing to land the best recruit the program has gotten in a decade or longer? Or because some 3 star decided he wanted to go to North Carolina instead of attending college 30 minutes from his parents’ house?