UConn Basketball: A Caldron of Intensity
- Aug 24, 2011
There are plenty of bad P5 teams who made bad coaching hires. If BCU didn’t blackball us so they could be “New England‘s team“ we would be in. Their former A.D. went out of his way to expressly admit that in the media. I could Google the article, but we’ve all seen it here.Butch has always been overly optimistic on this subject, but he’s right. UConn really has a great market for good programs. It has a densely concentrated population/fan base located close to tons of major airports and it offers easy access to lots of people in NY and Boston that follow other major schools. We are in this situation for one reason only, failure to hire a great football coach. We’d have been in the ACC years ago. Our fate in future realignment continues to hinge on making the football program an exciting product. It is hard to imagine but if we had both our b-ball programs in the Top 10 (very likely) and football in the Top 25 or even Top 40, we’d be hard to resist—-just like we were when Edsall up and left in the middle of the night.