Yep, all of the good feelings on the Union and Utopia hardwood have evaporated. They were spirited away just before 2014 was, seemingly abducted by some over-sized buzzard, with his intent that we will never see them again. And will we? I really don’t know.
My fellow masochists at Redmen.com got the new coach thread hopping again right after today’s debacle in the land of Lincoln. I understand this, as I share their frustration. So what’s going to happen? The thought of a new coaching staff is upsetting, because I see it as a setback to the program. A new coach will have to rebuild the program, and that takes time, as in a few seasons. As a Met/Jet fan, I have gone through this too many times. I do not expect a championship every decade (and a good thing, too), but I do insist on being competitive against whoever we play.
My speculation? If there is no NCAA tournament, then we get a new coach. Anything short of that is a failure for the program, and a final one for the coaching staff. They could not get it done with their players, why should they get another chance to disappoint?
I do think we’ll be dancing this March, but I don’t think that is enough. We need to make some noise, we can’t be one and done. It’s a matter of return on investment. The current staff is very expensive, and unless they start balancing the sheet, I think they’re gone.
That said, I want the team to win. I want the coaching staff to succeed. I want some hardware, and a return to prominence.