This post is a poorly performing washing machine churning the same bs statement over and over and it still doesn't come out clean.
When he was hired, he had a dozen years of qualifications involving bettering programs, both of which are still great programs. Rice and RMC have been elevated during and after his tenures at those programs where he was HC. No one "inherits" anything when they work their asses off to get there.
He was hired to a program on the heels of 2 coaches that used it as a stepping stone, a rapidly evolving transfer portal situation where HMs get burned, and a worldwide pandemic.
I am acknowledging that he "earned" his position as head coach here, whichever way he did it, he did it. But when someone becomes a CEO of a company (head coach of a basketball team) after a promotion for example (coming to a bigger school), they inherit the current status and inherit all aspects of the company (basketball program) as well as inheriting the expectation to continue to grow said company (basketball program) as part of their duty. Sure, they may have contributed by working up the latter internally for years or earned a shot at that position based on previous experience and successes, but when you take over as head honcho, you are, by default, "handed" the company, and in this case, MR was "handed" the program and along with that, you are "handed" all expectations as well. Not all people who come into a coaching role for that matter, have been involved with that school and helped it get to the point of where it is when they take over. That doesn't change the reality that by becoming head coach, you are by definition inheriting the program and everything along with it.
makes no sense to me. You're acting like MR built this program from the ground up and has been our only head coach for 20+ years and he's the only reason we are in the position we are today. You're acting as if he wasn't handed and inherited a program (by being hired as the head coach) that was booming. You work your ass off so that you can inherit more responsibility.... that's part of getting a promotion. You are given and inherit more things. MR was a small, small cog in the machine that built this program to where it is now back as an assistant. Then he left, and Will Wade arguably built it up even more without MR in the picture. Since MR has taken over, what he inherited vs what the program is now are vastly different, and not in a good way.