The NIL and transfer portal, I imagine really changes the dynamics of recuriting and coachingI love Henson, but my dad always talks about how people never really appreciated him until he was gone. There was AT LEAST as much of a "he can't win the big games" narrative about him as some have about Underwood all throughout the 1980s ... let's remember 1989 came near the end of our heyday. And who knows what Self does if he stays at Illinois or what Underwood does if he's at Kansas all this time? It's just hard to say.
I imagine some coaches who are purists and whose first love is basketball may no be particuarly excited by having to engage in finanical negotiations with players every year or playingg "muscial chairs" as multiple players go and come each year through the portal
One wonders if we still se the elongevity of coaching careers like Hensons??????