Originally Posted by sedated
That was a crazy couple of weeks, probably more so for me because I was working at the KU newspaper when that whole thing went down. One Monday we lose to Syracuse, the next Monday Roy leaves (and you would have thought a terrorist plane hit downtown Lawrence; you couldn’t leave your house without hearing about it and feeling the sadness), the next Monday KU hires Self and he stutters through his introductory press conference. I never thought he would have been able to touch Roy’s winning percentage, but a lot of fans were upset because they were losing the style of play that they had gotten used to and took pride in. Props to KU’s staff for nailing that hire (even after Duke Vitale told him to pass on the job).
I remember being a bit concerned about Self's style and that we weren't going to run and gun like Roy's teams were so good at doing. I'm glad we ended up with Self. He is obviously a better overall coach.