He was not a popular hire with anybody, The Minutes included. But Haith has pushed every button astutely in a dream debut season at Missouri, taking the Tigers into the top five even after the season-ending knee injury suffered by big man Laurence Bowers. Yes, Haith inherited a flush roster from predecessor Mike Anderson. But this group never played like it is now for Anderson. Haith has fostered a greater chemistry and produced great offensive cohesion while simultaneously letting this athletic team retain its fearless personality. Nice work.Pat Forde on the front-runner for national coach of the year.