Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
While I do understand your point, it's still pretty difficult to make the WVU/UC comparison as an apples to apples comparison. WVU is the 15th winningest program in NCAA history, and has a much steeper tradition than UC.
And while I'm far from a Bill Stewart fan, he does have the highest winning percentage of any coach in WVU history. Pretty tough to say that WVU is "back to the Nehlen days" after a coach's first two seasons.
It's more the comparison of Rodriguez leaving WVU than anything else. While every WVU fan I know is hoping to see Rodriguez gone from Michigan after this season, the star quality of WVU has taken a hit with Stewart at the helm. Most WVU fans I know feel that Stewart has underachieved and hasn't gotten the most out of his players.
This probably belongs in a WVU thread but a friend of mine went to a coaches caravan here in Parkersburg at JP Henry's. When asked about this upcoming season, Stewart responded "Well, I don't think we will be as good as we have been, but we are going to give it our all." This was said at a FUNDRAISER
. At least he's honest, lol.
As a UK fan, i've always compared Stewart to Tubby Smith. A good coach and a good family man, will put up a pretty high winning percentage to keep job security. At the end of the day though, is not somebody who will likely ever lead a team to a national championship by himself (I say that because Tubby won it all with Pitino's players).