Or something along those lines this year, then the interest level among the most elite recruits will perk up even more. ND and ohio both had great years (and were the two luckiest teams in Division 1 according to a study someone did, IIRC). They ended up with stellar classes this year. We ended up with a great class even with a less-than-great season. If we step up our record this year with a favorable home schedule, that factor added to what is now a demonstrably stable program and a coaching staff that has garnered increasing buzz about Michigan, some of these top kids may be signing up.
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.