Whether Cleaves arrival has any bearing on McNamara's status, hopefully they can co-exist in the interim. G-Mac wasn't at Cuse back when Cleaves broke our hearts in the 2000 NCAA tournament. I was in a packed-to-the-gills Darwin's Bar watching the Sweet Sixteen game between the Orange and the Spartans. Michigan State was a #1 seed, playing in Detroit, and Mateen's mother had been on TV more often than the game itself. Still, the Orange were up ten at halftime and there was no doubt to anyone in the bar that we were not only winning the game but we were going to ride Jason Hart, Damone Brown and Etan Thomas all the way to the Final Four.
Then Cleaves drilled into his teammates during halftime and the rest is history. I've never seen a group of people have the collective win knocked out of them so quickly...at least not outside the Carrier Dome.