As we get ready to play our last game of a miserable season I find myself wondering if hiring Sanchez and implementing the UVA system is the path we want to be on. Then I looked at where UVA is. They are #2 in the nation, and about to be a #1 seed in the Big Dance for the second year in a row. Bennett is one game away from winning his fourth regular season ACC Championship in 10 seasons–think about how difficult is if you are not Duke or UNC-CH. At 246–88, Bennett has the best winning percentage of any coach in UVA history, and he has done that after inheriting a program coming off a losing season from one of the worst coaches in their history–Dave Leitao. Bennett’s first two years at UVA were 15-16 and 16-15, then the turn-around really took hold.
Sanchez may not be Bennett, but after a dozen years under him I hope he learned something. I am anxious to start winning, and he looks like he is putting it together. Fingers crossed.