Sean Miller Is Performing a Miracle

Luigi VContributor IFebruary 1, 2010

BOSTON - MARCH 26:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Xavier Musketeers watches their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers from the bench during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regionals at TD Banknorth Garden on March 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Elsa/Getty Images

As an Arizona Wildcat fan I had my reservation about what to expect from Miller's first season.  No doubt I was lifted when I heard he was taking the job knowing of his previous success but going into the recruiting season the Wildcats were in really big trouble.

Several months later I am putting my stamp on the positive choice that Arizona made in bringing Sean in as coach.  He has pulled off nothing short of a miracle.  Coming into the 2010 season he had no recruiting class to speak of and he turned that quickly into the 12th ranked recruiting class in the country.

Okay, we Wildcat fans are starting to get our hopes up but Miller tempers those very same hopes by telling us not to expect the NCAA Tournament streak to continue.  After-all Arizona had but one starter returning and the other four players on the floor were expected to either sophomores or just-out-of-high-school freshmen.

So we temper are goals and start hoping, after watching the first several games, that we simply end up with a winning record.

Lo and behold!!  Four straight wins later and the Arizona Wildcats are in first place in the PAC-10.  Yep!  You read that right - FIRST PLACE.

Okay, so here we go getting our hopes up again.  Both ESPN and Bracketology have Arizona in the tournament so who am I to tell them they are wrong.

I'm still tempering my hopes knowing the team still has a lot growing to go through but what Miller and the team has done thus far is nothing short of a miracle.

Can hardly wait to see who Miller puts together for our 2010 recruiting class.