What had you heard about Turgeon before he was hired? I did a radio interview with a Wichita station, and the hosts seemed to believe it was inevitable that Turgeon -- like a favored son -- would one day return home to claim the mantle of Kansas basketball.
Don: I knew the name from his association with Kansas basketball -- I am old enough to have covered the 1986 team that lost to Duke in the Final Four -- but had sort of lost touch of what he had done as a coach. When Gary Williams retired, I kept hearing that Sean Miller of Arizona was going to be the next coach. After that fell apart, the only name I heard was Shaka Smart. Then all of a sudden, Turgeon's name surfaced and a couple of days later he was being introduced in College Park. I do believe that Maryland fans have to pray that Bill Self stays at Kansas because I think Turgeon makes a lot of sense there. I look at Turgeon coaching the Jayhawks the way I used to look at Gary Williams coaching Maryland -- it's probably inevitable.
Jeff: Let's get back to the present day. You think there's a buzz about Maryland hoops with the new coach, or is it muted because of low expectations?