On a superficial level, there's quite a stark contrast in a coach's performance when you juxtapose Texas and Texas Tech both going 9-9 in the Big 12. Texas had 10 top 100 players; Texas Tech had 3. In four complete seasons at Texas, Shaka has yet to win an NCAA Tournament game, despite the fact that he's had a minimum of 6 top 100 players every season.
Also, you keep alluding to the idea that Beard performed well because of what players he retained from Tubby Smith. Odiase is literally the only holdover from the 2019 Final Four team; everyone else was recruited by Beard.
Chris Beard is a solid coach.
But when Texas Tech goes 9-9 next year some of you are going to start questioning his hype.
Man is overhyped. But this doesn't mean he isn't a solid coach.
Just means that he isn't what some of you think he is.
Going to win a lot of games at Tech and be there for 20+ years
Could end up back in the Final 4.
More of a Eddie Sutton type than a Top 5 coach.
Sutton is a basketball HoF so that is saying something.