Re conference relevance. If one is to compare conferences using numbers, such as how many teams were in the NCAA Tournament, perhaps using percentages would be more meaningful than just the number of teams. For example, which is better... 7 teams in the dance from of a 16-team conference or 6 teams from a 10-team conference? Stated another way, 44% or 60%?
Re the secure coaches article... Did you intentionally leave out Bill Self? He walks on water in Lawrence. I would put his security right there with anyone. Just my opinion, of course, but I was stunned to not see his name on your list. Thanks for a good article, anyhow.