I'm probably thinking way too optimistically here, but I actually see a safety net. If Auriemma struggles, it doesn't necessarily mean he can't coach males. It just means the inherent obstacles are too tough to overcome, that he was too engrained in the women's game to make the necessary contacts on the recruiting trail. Sometimes, simply making a giant leap is all that matters. Do we talk about Annika Sorenstam missing the cut, or do we focus on the fact that she played with the men?