He would be blamed. But the fact is the five last games on our schedule are against teams that have more talent then MU. Uconn, Louisville and Pittsburg are picked to finish ahead of MU in the preseason. Marquette is picked 5th acording to Athlon with Georgetown 6th and Syracuse 7th. Georgetown has a significant size advantage over MU. The team is young, but this is a late seson game. I think MU will win the first game at MU, but I do not believe they will sweep Georgetown. Sryacuse was inconsistant last year and lost Green to NBA. They have everyone else back including two players that were injured last year. They are the only team in the Big East we have not beaten. Crean's one on one style did not fare well against Boheim's zone, especially since our guards are slashers and not shooters. It is a bad matchup for MU. My predictions are based on how MU would have done if Crean was still coaching MU. Crean generally did not have his teams playing well at the end of the year. Hopefully, Buzz can keep this team loose. But based on last year's results under Crean and MU's lack of inside size I do not see how anyone can expect us to win these games. Having said that the games still have to be played. The one thing that gives me optimism is that Crean is gone. Hopefully the late February March swoons went with him. I also believed the Big East refs hated Crean. Hopefully, they will give Buzz a chance. No matter how good of a coach Buzz is, I do think we can expect him to out coach Calhoun, Boheim and Pittino his first year? While Dixon and Thompson have not been around as long as the other three, they so far have shown to be very good coaches. All five of these teams have more talent then MU and have experienced top notch coaches. We had to play these five games sometime during the season. I think is unfortunate we get them the last five games of the season. I do not believe any team in the country will have a tougher last five game schedule.