- Nov 11, 2008
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...we finish above .500 in the Big Ten and win a game in the NCAA Tournament.
Dramatic course change would have been Coyle doing his job well last spring.Something that's worthy of hanging a banner. That would mean on the low end a Sweet 16 or a Big Ten Tournament title. I don't think I've ever felt that the program was at a lower point than it is now, not even following Dan Monson being "fired" and then brought back for a lame duck season. Interest in the program is lower that its ever been in my time following the team. The progam has been uniformly rejected by every top player in the state for a number of recruiting classes. The good news is the roster is certainly not one of the worst we've seen post Clem even if the energy around the program is completely dead. We're 8 years in and something dramatic really needs to happen to change course here. Any coach should be expected to do something "banner worthy" in 8 years, but it seems especially important now.
Well, everybody and I mean everybody picks us to finish bottom 4. The AD kept the coach after last season...so finishing above 500 in the Big Ten is significant progress. Pretty hard not to call it successful considering the starting point and amidst a pandemic after your best player from last year's team is drafted in the NBA.But calls for "a .500 B1G season" as "successful" aren't, amiright?