I will not lie, I have never looked at Mick Cronin as an accesptional coach. He may have led the team to the NCAA, but I was never really sold...Until now!
After all, I sort of expected some of the players to miss conference games or even get kicked off of the team!
Coach Cronin has been the one bright spot in all of this. His respect for the sport and institution have given the Cats something positive to take from this. His stern comments and understanding that the players emberassed the school is what will allow this team to grow.
Hopefully as the year progresses they will be able to make a push for the tourney! Even if they can't get over the bubble, the Cats certainly have a coach for the long term!