miltk wrote:I'd be willing to bet by 1 - recruiting prowess, 2 - pre and seasonal ranking/wins, and 3 - tournament seed,,,Miller is BY FAR the most underachieving college coach in America.
He just lost to my Bruins, which I'm ecstatic about. But we lost 68% of our offense and 1 lottery player and 1st round player, and a freshman game changer. WE are led by a center who'll not get drafted and a junior guard who MIGHT be a second rounder,,,and neither was considered draft worthy last year. We lost three frosh in that China fiasco. So we are depleted not only in talent but bodies.
Arizona loves him. They love the fact that he keeps them on the map but little do they realize that their fan support and community is a HUGE factor in their recruiting, and any good coach would recruit well there.
I completely understand why a UCLA fan would want to see Miller go away.
just throwing it out there, however PERSONALLY i want him to stay(i thought i mentioned this),,,simply because he DOES underachieve and i'd be worried if they actually got a GOOD coach who could do something with the talent. like i said , the zona fanbase is their best recruiting tool so it wouldn't matter who was hc. miller was brought in because things had gone south quickly but it would have straightened itself out on it's own.
i prefer miller because of the above plus zona's recruiting will be stiffled with this cloud hanging over the program and no more open atm's anymore. miller is a known,,,he's known to NOT max his talent or make zona's tourney seed. the UNknown is if they got someone like wright or somebody who could coach, and that would worry me. the pac 12 needs zona because ucla can't carry the conf any longer, so whatever helps the whole is good for ucla. there's only three schools who can recruit to the pac12 and that's not good for the conf