A bit much
Putting Pitino on any list right now earns clicks and likes. I'm dismissive of predictions until it gets real. Right now journalists and annoucers just trying to capitalize on the mega interest Rick is generating.
Now, if we beat Michigan and draw and beat Houston in Charleston, we can seriously consider the potential for post-season basketball. Lose both and we have work to do. Split and there's hope, especially if we beat Houston. Win both, and ticket sales will begin to take off.
I'm just excited about being excited again. The pre-season ride has been great, and buckled up and ready for highs and lows of the process.