Does Texas turnaround merit national honors for Barnes?
As Texas continues what will be the school’s greatest turnaround season since Rick Barnes took over from Tom Penders, pundits touting Barnes as the Big 12 Coach of the Year may be selling him short.
When the 2012-13 season came to its frustrating, merciful end, experts on college basketball and all things Longhorn saw a program in free-fall led by a coach seemingly disconnected from his team. Then came a mass exodus of players coupled with the arrival of a recruiting class without any five-star performers. Texas' recruiting class ranked 45th nationally.
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