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Old 04-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by eazyb81 View Post
Agree - Haith never had a "lull" at Miami. He just never got over the hump.

He didn't have to build the Mizzou program from scratch, he just had to keep the ship going and not **** up. He obviously did much better than that, and now he has tons of recruiting momentum and can sell a winning program, passionate fanbase, great facilities, new conference, etc. He never had much to sell at Miami.

It sure seems like other fanbases are a lot more concerned about Haith going forward than Mizzou fans are. Personally, from the improvement I saw in our players, the intelligent set plays, the calculated substitutions and timeouts, and the recruiting momentum we have now, I have very little doubt about Haith's ability at this point.
Anderson left the "ship" in decent condition for this year, but his recruiting last year (or lack thereof) put Haith into an incredible bind when he stepped on campus. Without landing the transfers that we did, our scholarship situation would have been incredibly screwed up. Of course, if Anderson had worked at all on the recruiting trail, things likely wouldn't have been as difficult. Porter, Beal, and just about anyone else would have helped, although Beal would have been gone next year anyway.
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