Off-season on the Brink
In the mid-majors, success almost always leads to a certain amount of chaos. High-major programs try to hire the key parts of winning machines while the mid-major athletic program tries desperately to capitalize on the moment. In 2012, Shaka Smart led the Rams to within a basket of the Sweet 16. The second that Rob Brandenberg’s three-pointer missed, VCU entered a new type of off-season.