I watch almost all of their games (my wife is a coach in the athletic department) and I think he’s developed a lot as a coach over the past three years. As far as X’s and O’s are concerned, he still isn’t as good as Beilein or Izzo but it’s much better than before.
What he needs to get is shooting. There isn’t enough space for his playmakers to make plays because no one is really consistent from 3. Coffey, McBrayer, and Washington all need space to work with and Kalschuer is the only one, at this point, to create it for them. Although, he has two solid shooters sitting out right now in Peyton Willis (35% at Vandy) and Marcus Carr (33% at Pitt).
I think his recruiting is up and down and a lot of it has to do with the turnover in his staff. He hasn’t done a great job in MN besides this last class. He doesn’t get out as much as he should (in my opinion) during the season in MN. I think he should have everyone on his staff out when they don’t have games. There is enough talent in the Twin Cities area that him and his staff can go see. Within the rules, even his Ops and Video Coordinator can get out within a 30 mile radius of campus. They could easily get out to 2020 studs Ben Carlson, Dawson Garcia, Jalen Suggs, and Dain Dainja every chance they can.