Watching the NCAA tournament instead of participating in it isn't all that fun. But this group of teams won't be watching from this coming from March. That's how we really define "improved."
Shaka Smart's first year with the Longhorns went well. Now what? Expect even bigger things in Texas.
To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on their staff.