I agree wholeheartedly that TJ had laid the groundwork with Mack. However that groundwork was hit with an earthquake when we were subject to the latest major NCAA scandal. To be able to “seal the deal” with that in the background is a heck of an accomplishment despite what some Tyra haters on here might say.Posters on this board have been talking about the replacement of Pitino for years. Some of us even shared that Jurich was nurturing a relationship with a few coaches just in case Pitino moved on. Mack was always in on this list. Posters who have been here longer, know this fact. The groundwork for Mack was laid years before Mack came here. Or are you naive to think Mack turned down Ohio State the year before without a prior relationship with Jurich and not knowing he was Pitino’s likely replacement. Give credit for Tyra and sealing the deal, but the foundation of Mack as coach was laid years before.