I was looking at UCI's basketball resume with their relatively new coach of Russell Turner and he has amassed 139-105 record and 72-42 in the Big West with a post season berth (1 NCAA, with a game they should have won) the last 5 years (had losing records his first 2 years). Has there been any school the past 15 years with this type of success? 3 of the last 4 years they have won the Big West regular season. Would you be happy if this is where UCSB is at 5 years from now? Or is making the NCAA tournament the only thing that matters?
On another note, UCI is also a school with a relatively small athletics budget, but they have really been building good programs (Volleyball, Basketball) and have multiple NCAA championships in volleyball . Is there anything UCSB should be emulating from UCI? Is it time for UCSB to also make an e-league sports team?