03-29-12 10:29 AM - Post#127791 In response to puband09
Even if Johnson had stayed, this team had to replace Maddox and Mavraides and it was going to take a while to work that out. They never did find a replacement for Maddox on defense.
This was a situation where players were going to have to play until they figured it out. Henderson did a great job of managing a team with a lot of players in new roles.
It took Bray about half the season to settle in and take control as the floor leader of the offense. Connolly was inconsistent when expected to expand his role. Darrow needed to play better defense. Saunders needed to expand his role and did not really do so until February. Barrett got hurt. Sherburne committed too many turnovers and needed to learn how to play under control. Koon was a freshman. Davis and Hummer carried the team but occasionally tried to play too much hero ball instead of trusting the offense.
I just think it is likely that all of that would have happened under Johnson too.