Nope. Some here are just realistic.
As are coaches who picked MU to finish near the bottom of the conference. If I'm not mistaken, those coaches did more than play high school ball and therefore, by your logic, they are far more knowledgeable than an observer who only played high school ball.
And last season those same coaches picked MU to win the Big East - so apparently they get it wrong sometimes too.
This may be the most idiotic thing you have ever posted. 2nd best situation in 35 years that all the experts predicted would finish near the bottom in conference. That either means, this is the best conference lineup in the last 35 years, or MU has sucked for the past 35 years. Neither is true...therefore the conclusion is your statement is idiotic.
LOL - What is idiotic is to reference our pre-season conference ranking and try to use that as a benchmark for what talent/situation a coach inherited when walking into a program. (Not to mention what I posted above.) To use conference pre-season ranking as a metric is ridiculous as we were an Independent in the Majerus and Dukiet years. Then to compare our pre-season conference rank in the vaunted MCC (O'Neill's situation), or Conference USA (Crean), and how the modified Big East (Wojo) are 4 very different "conferences."
Furthermore, in the last 35 years there have been Rick Majerus, Bob Dukiet, Kevin O'Neill, Mike Deane, Tom Crean, Buzz Williams, and now Wojo. So, we are talking about 7 seasons in total (not 35 seasons). And lastly, the point was about what the new head coach INHERITED walking into the program.
Sadly, some here simply refuse to believe talented freshman/sophomores can lead a team to victory, even though we've seen it at MU with the Big 3 under Crean, and just saw it under Seton Hall and Willard. The rub of course is our last coach, Buzz, and now Wojo are making their bed with the not as nearly talented upperclassmen, while giving limited time to the underclassmen. And once again, it is proving to be the wrong coaching decision.