Here's Wednesday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: How do you see this mess at Arizona working out? Are they going to be able to land a top-notch coach at the end of the season and stop the bleeding? There are some absurd names being tossed around. Who would be on your list?
Of course, the bleeding can be stopped.
But it's going to be a lot like the Indiana situation.
Again, the timing of Lute Olson's retirement was a killer; it'll have a lasting effect. But I imagine Tom Crean will get Indiana turned around in a span of three years, and Arizona could easily be turned around that quickly as well if the right guy is hired.
Who is that guy?
As I've written before -- like five minutes after Olson retired -- the two obvious candidates are Pitt's Jamie Dixon and Gonzaga's Mark Few. Granted, both are in good spots right now and might not see the need to bolt. But I genuinely believe at least one of them would move for the right money if the circumstances were perfect. So Arizona would be silly not to shoot for the top, see what happens and go from there.