I think he has to. The group we have at IU currently isn't winning anytime soon, maybe never. I think Woodson will bring in a more open style of offense, more 3's more running, kids like to play fast. The nice part is Woodson has no place to go. He's not going anywhere. He's at IU, will stay and won't have one eye on the door. I mean, who knows if it works out or not, but the IU administration has tried to bury Bob Knight for 20 years and it's not working. Woodson may fall flat on his face and we'll be looking for another coach in 3-4 years, but this is worth the risk. We're already on the downside, so if Woodson can do anything to make us compete in the next few years, he'll be celebrated.I wonder if you'll see them hit the transfer portal hard. Recruiting seems to have been a big struggle for the guys that have been NBA guys transitioning to the college game, and it's why most of them haven't worked out. It hasn't been an X's and O's problem as the college game has been transitioning into more of a pro style, and whether people believe it or not, in most cases there's more in-game coaching and adjustments going on in the pros than in college. I think Woodson will be fine there.
Prior to Howard the biggest standout among NBA career guys in recent years has been Musselman, who's loaded up on transfers at both Nevada and now Arkansas. From a pro perspective it probably makes sense, as it has some similarity to free agency. Instead of rolling the dice on recruits and having to try to relate and appeal to teenage kids endlessly year round, you evaluate and identify the best available veteran free agents that have already played at this level and that fit your system and target those guys hard for a few weeks after the season ends.