I agree with most of what you said. All good on the rant, that’s what this place is for.
Specifically on Whitesell, I also have questioned some of his decisions but I also admit that he knows way more about basketball than me. I think he definitely has a couple of major pros/cons that stood out after the first season.
Pro: The players seem to really like him, I think it is a good look for our program to have no outgoing transfers at this point (not counting Bivens because I think he was non-scholarship)
Con: the energy level is just not there. Maybe we are just used to Oats and Hurley who are firecrackers, but he is too quiet.
Pro: In a year where we lost 5 of our top 7 players, we still came out with 20 wins and tied for the 3rd best record in conference. If this is our floor, that isn’t too shabby.
Con: we supposedly had the most talent in the MAC this season if you go strictly off rankings. But our team didn’t play like it.
Pro: He initially pulled in Chanse and Josiah who are highly rated. Josiah decommitted but based on leaving his high school it sounds like there might be other stuff going on.
Con: I think we still haven’t replaced Hunter, not sure what they are waiting for on that front.