We will come back to this once the 2008-09 season is completely over. But I think it’s a good time to look back at this entry from last February, after a particularly brutal loss to Boston College. Many of our current commenters posted thoughts on that thread. Now that a little over a year has passed – how do you feel?
On the positive side, I think Lowe at least partway met the three criteria I laid out at the end of the post. We are better than last year, and the effort has at least improved. But not completely – we are not even in the NCAAT bubble discussion (NIT-ology has us on the wrong side of the NIT bubble this week). Our defensive effort is inconsistent at best. The 2009 recruiting class is good, but not Top Ten without Wall or Cousins – and we have very little chance of landing either.
Perhaps the most disturbing part of the re-read was the discussion of adjustments/moves/lessons happening in mid-February that needed to happen in mid-December. That seems to have repeated itself, and is a giant red flag, at least to me.