Originally Posted by johnnybravo
It doesn't take a mathmatician to know it's easier to consistently win year after year with 4 and 5 than it does 3 and 4.
To win with 3 and 4 consistently does require a great coach that can spot under rated player, knows how to recruit to his style of coaching, consistently develop kids into better players, good x's and o's, and good motivator.
There will always be a VCU or Butler that can make a run with 3 and 4 type players, but that is not the norm and after the batch of kids graduates, those programs usually come back down to earth.
Doesn't winning big consistently basically require a great coach anyways?
I mean who are your top programs? Uconn, unc, duke, uk, cuse, Kansas? All have what most would consider as great coaches right?
All my original point was is this, over the last 7 years or so we've been succesful with an average of around a 3.5* rotation. To suggest you have to play only 4&5 to be succesful IMO isn't true. As I said, for the last 7 years or so, we've been succesful with a much less talented rotation than only 4&5's. I guess my opinion is, Tennessee baskeball was/is in great shape. In position to be a top 20 program and be a mainstay in the NCAA tournament year in an out. You do that and your going to be succesful and win big at some point IMO.