From: Portland, Oregon
Q. What does it say about the college game in the bigger picture that VCU and Butler can get to the national semifinals?
COACH SELF: Well, I think we've said all along this year that there appear to be more parity than maybe what there has been in years past. And I think that's true. But VCU and Butler have good players. You can usually tell who can really recruit, what programs do the best jobs recruiting because they're playing with the guys that you look at them when they're juniors and seniors and think how in the world did they get them? And so VCU's program has done that, Butler's program has done that. There's others out there.
I think what it does as much as anything it just puts a spin on the NCAA tournament. It's wild. It's wild and a lot of people have said that we caught breaks. I don't know if we caught any breaks or not, I didn't feel like we caught any breaks. Because seeds are so overrated, it's about match-ups. And their players could play for us any day. If we played shirts and skins today you wouldn't have much of a difference on players or how they look. They've got some good looking kids. They got what they deserved today. They certainly outplayed us.
It also says that the BCS is an even bigger piece of crap than we thought.
BCS would have put Ohio State and Kansas in the Final and none of these other games would have ever happened.
The Curse of Mauer is gone!