I did not see a team that could win the big 10. I saw the same serious flaws in that Alabama 5 on 3 fiasco. Home loss to Miami, Crushed at Arkansas and Nebraska. We all have our own opinions and i do not put the Lynch situation as bad luck but bad recruiting. Piled up wins early against terrible teams. Not a hater of Pitino. Just has not done a very good job . In my opinion there are a ton of guys that would have built a foundation from day one and been a actual conference contender. The divide seems to occur when one group tries to sell him as great or is going to be great and the other group has expectations way above 40-70 and not a single sniff at a conference title. The 1st group rightfully points out the facts of injuries and the 2nd group despises excuses because every team, coach could use them. Just a different way of looking at things. If the 2nd base has a hate Pitino bias (which they dont,they just hate losing, then does the love Pitino group have a bias that blinds them to the facts. Bias is a tricky thing. It can make you like or dislike anything and when it comes to fans they can seldom see past the desire to want to win, against even aknowledging what other coaches and programs far exceed their own. Just not wired that way. As a matter of profession you see so much of what goes into it and few coaches have that something special. That is what makes them special. I was not raised to hate either. Observe, measure the data, talk to others, what are your own values and standards and then share them on the board or not. I could care less if others think great is different for them. They have every right to feel the way they do. Those that think the full body of work has been mediocre have every right to feel that way.