I think Cuonzo will get an extension this offseason.
This is his second NCAA Tournament appearance in the three seasons in which there was an NCAA Tournament to play.
It's happened after he took over what had become the least competitive Power 5 team in the nation.
Before he arrived, Mizzou had not gone dancing since 2012-13.
The Tigers won a combined eight SEC games in the three seasons before Martin was hired.
And there are some who want to focus more on the fact the up-and-down Tigers blew some leads and lost to some rotten teams more than they acknowledge that same team beat nine teams that are in this NCAA Tournament. Nine!
Some Mizzou fans have legitimately lost touch of reality, showing a lack of patience and understanding of the team's injury history that is surprising for a team that has never once been to a Final Four even despite its rich past.
Reality check is needed.
Martin is the man for the job.
One more thing. He's 49 years old. He has adapted and adjusted more in the past three seasons than he has at any point in his career, as evidenced by the uptick in offensive tempo this season. Why assume he's at his ceiling? One thing that would help? A more positive vibe around the program. I mean that. Social media was full of fans advocating for their teams' seeding lines as the bracket reveal approached. One of the national analysts pointed out an abundance of Mizzou fans ripping their own team. It's odd. The Norm Stewart era was a long time ago. Mizzou chased him off, too, remember. Thought he had a set ceiling.