Left the gun; took the cannoli
- Aug 27, 2011
Some points are a bit more legitmate than others, but I won't get into that here. I think the state of the program is certainly a reflection of talent. This year's team is really lacking from that perspective.Looking at recruiting rankings it is likely one of the two or three weakest in Boeheim's tenure. Certainly many reasons for this. Highly regarded players that did not pan out; early departures, misses on the recruiting trail. Still, it's a team that's 13-7; 7-6. Not exacly a disaster by most program's standards.It sucks to be a realist when you look at situations.
If there was reason to feel the direction of the program could trend back up I would be defending the wall.
I get negativity sucks. Rick Pitino said it well in press conference while coaching the Celtics 20 years ago.
The people pounding have legitimate points. There is a little reason in my opinion to think things will be much different next season.
So my question is do fans frustrated have to just shut up and ride the next 2 years or what can cause the clamoring for change within how things are done to occur?
Looking at next season, the only rational reason for optimism is hope that we can solve the donut problem and fill the hole in the middle. Probably would need to be a grad transfer, but maybe Anselem can start to live up to his press clippings when he was still in the Class of 21.
I think Boeheim's legacy will be cemented by the 2022-23 season. He needs to close the deal with some of the high level recruits that we are reportedly heavily involved with and hand his successor a roster with the talent to compete at high levels in the ACC. If he fails, the epitaph will be that he stayed on too long. If he succeeds, I think we can look forward to a successful transition and return to the prominence that we have been accustomed to over the past 45 years.