No one knew how the Connecticut Huskies would do without Jim Calhoun, but they have not skipped a beat since Kevin Ollie has taken over as head coach.
Ollie coached his team to 20 wins last season when they had nothing to play for. The Huskies were not allowed to make the NCAA tournament, which is kind of what college hoops is all about.
A five-star recruit is even set to join the team in the 2014-15 season.
And Connecticut should be ranked to enter the season, it will compete for an AAC title and it has the talent to make a deep run in the Big Dance. In the grand scheme of things, not much has changed. Sure, Calhoun will definitely be missed and he was a great coach to say the least, but it is clear that Connecticut has a great basketball program.
The team is even set to take on a brutal non-conference schedule. The Huskies will play a Florida team that has made three straight trips to the Elite Eight.
They are poised for a great season and they have the talent to win a lot more than 20 games. The buzz for them has definitely not died. Now it is time for Connecticut to go out and play some basketball. However, the season has to start first.
It would not surprise me if the Huskies won the AAC and it would also not surprise me if they made it all of the way to the national championship game. That is how talented this team is and that just goes to show you that they have not skipped a beat ever since Ollie has taken over.