A) The administration finally got fed up with being ****ty and made a serious capital investment in the program. B) Equally important, they were patient and stuck with Pinkel even though his first 4-5 years were nothing special. Hawkins was a fraud and a bozo and deserved to be fired, imo. Embree wasn't really given a fair chance, though I disagreed with the hire in the first place. Pinkel and HCMM actually have similiar backgrounds with building up mid-major programs before coming to BCS conferences. For better or worse, this is the path we are going to have to follow.