Although relatively new to this forum, I'm distressed at some of the recent comments regarding men's basketball. A line such as "...we're not gonna win it, so let us enjoy the ride while it lasts..." sends a cold shiver down the spine. Has LSU basketball reached a satisfaction level that good enough is great? It seems like this type of thinking allowed the AHD (Archer/Hallman/DiNardo) years to roll unchecked for 10+ years in football. Are LSU fans willing to let the successes in football, baseball, track, and women's basketball carry the championship banner and everything else runs as "good enough"? Coach Brady brought LSU from death's door and made a tremendous run in just three short seasons. Now in year eight, Brady has posted the second winning SEC record during his tenure and people are suggesting a long-term deal as reward for good play over a six-week period. Brady deserves great credit for cleaning up the academics, but LSU still falls short under new NCAA guidelines. Comments regarding transfers does not change the fact LSU lags below mandated levels. Brady is a competent coach, maybe perfect if we are going to accept “good enough”. LSU looks well stocked for incoming talent, as did the program in 2003-04, but well-stocked does not translate into championships (Roberts, O'Neal, Jackson, Singleton…). Coaching plays a large part into the equation. Championship coaching, in most cases, does not have break down situations that seem to plague the 2004-05 LSU Tigers. Antonio Hudson, after four years under Coach Brady, in game 26, intentionally fouls after begin trapped at mid-court, in a situation that an intentional foul was the last thing needed. Alabama, down the stretch, put pressure on the offense, it did not respond, and required a huge break tip-in to rescue victory. If that’s OK, “good enough” makes folks happy. I buy season tickets to basketball and make the 70-minute haul west on I-12 regularly. I want LSU to reach heights that Kentucky regularly soars in. I believe LSU can have coexisting powerhouses in basketball and football. I believe LSU basketball needs a coach that will blow the door off of “good enough”. Two winning conference records in eight years aren’t “good enough” for this goal. It isn’t “good enough” to warrant a new, long-term contract for John Brady. It’s galling to think that Saturday afternoon, that besides cheering for a Tiger victory to insure 1st place in the West, we’re forced into “Go State, Go State”.