Yeah, Mears left Devoe a very strong roster off that 1977 SEC championship team. Darden, Johnson, Crosby, Bert were all starters on the 1979 SEC tourney championship. Mears was really recruiting at a high level when he got sick.
What Barnes is doing now to improve the team and the great player in Chandler he has coming in to run it disappointment for the men is about to end. The Lady Vols haven't done much need some portal help to get better.