never even came close to the defense of Nolan’s days - and I’m afraid they never will
Of course not! A Nolan clone wouldn’t have the defense Nolan had because the rules have changed so much in favor of the offense. However, I do wonder if Mike is stuck in the past instead of adapting to the new rules.
Regardless, Mike wins enough so he is not going to be replaced. First, without paying $7 million a year, we can’t hire a more successful and proven coach over the last 4 or 5 years and that kind of money is out of the question. We could hire a genius young coach like Eddie Sutton was, but Frank Broyles is no longer here and no one else would dare take the risk that he might not be successful.