Va Tech went 26-9 and made the Sweet Sixteen the year before Mike Young got there. Even if there was turnover among players he certainly didn’t turn the program around.Young had VA Tech in the tournament this year. There was only one player that played on the team in 2019 that played on this team. The roster was completely overhauled with Buzz leaving next to nothing. They look like a definite top 20 team next year. Tinkle had Oregon State in the tournament in his 2nd season. Which was their first appearance since 1990. Texas Tech was 80, 155 and 54 in KenPom the three years before Beard took over. In his 2ns season Texas Tech was 11th. That's significant improvement. And did it with a mostly different roster.
Oregon State was 8-10 in conference the year before Tinkle got there. His conference records the first two years there were 8-10 and 9-9. (Third year was 1-17.)
Texas Tech was a train wreck for a long time and then made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 9 years the year before Beard got there. Like I said, he definitely took it to the next level, but the rebuild was in place before he got there.