"Unfairly" was not a good choice of a word on my part.Your last statement is accurate, it will be difficult for any coach. However "IMO, Coach Johnson was unfairly put in a position where he is expected to bring in more quality MN players than any recent coach. But he has accepted that challenge." Unfairly? He wasn't promoted from within after the coach was fired.., he literally lobbied for the job using recruiting as a big reason why to hire him. He brought any expectations on himself.. and will succeed or fail as a result.
No question that BJ wants to keep the best MN kids and made that a major point in his hire. So does just about everyone. Who wouldn't?
My point was that this expectation is out there very loud and clear. It definitely has been a major talking point and focus. Coyle talked about it in the press conference. The media made a strong point about it as well. There has been significant expectations, by BJ himself and many others, placed on doing a better job than Pitino in keeping MN kids at home.
The bottom line is that is clearly the expectation; one that is probably not "unfair" but more likely unrealistic and not required in order to make the program more competitive.