Re: March Madness 2013 discussion
Originally Posted by 1940757690
Two myths in this thread methinks.
First, Michigan wasn't a "bad matchup" for Florida...they were much better than FL on game day in nearly every respect.
And, on the Enfield experience level being insufficient or enough for the Bruins job...there are tons of examples of less-experienced coaches having great success at higher levels in all sports (i.e., Jon Gruden in Tampa). Similarly, there are tons of examples of very experienced coaches failing miserably at higher levels (anyone remember Steve Spurrier in DC?). Enfield has a flashy profile good for LA. His resume is reasonable if not compelling. Give the guy a chance. Wouldn't surprise me a bit to see UCLA crack at least the Sweet 16 within 2-3 years.
I think you mean USC cracking the Sweet 16 since they hired him.
Certainly there are examples of less experienced coaches cashing in on their big break, but the weight of evidence is generally in favor of coaches with a better track record being successful. Especially in College basketball which can be a different animal entirely from the NFL. However, my guess is most coaching changes fail, so it's all relevant.
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