I was listening to Jay Bilas the other day on ESPN, and while talking about the Zags he brought up the idea of Mark Few being national coach of the year. Lost in this season where we are achieving heights we've never reached before and playing some of the best basketball in school history, I must admit that I had not really thought about this idea all that much. Maybe the job he has done has been overshadowed by our play. Maybe I have just gotten accustomed to watching our "motion and man" style over the years and thus I haven't really considered that anything has been all that different this year. Or maybe I have always viewed Few as an excellent game planner but average in-game adjuster and as such never really thought he could win an award like this. Nevertheless, when I really started to think about the job he has done this year (especially how efficiently our offense has been run, the way he has gotten every player to buy in defensively, and his excellent usage of substitutions) it became completely feasible in my mind. This may be his best coaching job ever and I think it's time we give the man a little love for the season we've had!
Anyways, at least this topic deserves a thread for discussion. Who else do you think could possibly win (my short list Larranaga, Alford, Thompson III, Weber, Jim Crews (Majerus successor), and Beilein)? What do you think an award like this would mean to the program? And any other thing you would like to add please do so. Discuss!