MattD - you claim “you simply can’t win a title with the defense that UM has displayed during JB’s tenure.”
Give me a break. We were a few bad calls away from beating Louisville, and we lost in the Elite Eight to Kentucky on a buzzer beater. Those results hardly support your argument. When you make deep runs in the tourney, teams are pretty evenly matched and it often comes down to just pure luck.
As far as the defensive metrics under JB, do me a favor - show us the numbers from 2009 and 2012, two JB tourney teams that had decent experience. If your only data points are 2013 and 2014, both of those teams were extremely young, and if you know 1/10 as much about basketball as you think you do, you should readily concede that a team full of freshmen and sophomores is highly unlikely to be an elite defensive team no matter who is coaching.
Let’s see how this team does when guys like Doyle, Donnal and Wilson become upperclassmen, and let’s see what happens when we add Teske. I’ll bet JB will suddenly look like he can coach defense, when the reality is that we will have added length and experience we didn’t previously have.