Originally Posted by CrackerJack
They definitely need a high profile coach to clean this mess up and get the roster and program back on track.
The program was enjoying amazing amounts of success -- UC was seemingly a shoe-in for the NCAA Tournament every year, enjoyed amazing amounts of national TV coverage, and consistently recruited top talent. For a very long time, it was the only thing that kept Cincinnati from being a total laughingstock in the sports world.
Granted, not everything was perfect -- but things seldom are in any situation. Huggins took a lot of chances on young men; sometimes it worked out, sometimes it didn't.
The program was ON track, and it was derailed deliberately. No high profile coach is going to want to step into this mess, because the ever-present fear now is that the rug will be yanked at any time, regardless of level of performance on the court.