KUSA - When Tad Boyle took over as head coach, Colorado had four 20-win seasons in school history. He now has led the Buffs to four straight himself.
"It's a great feeling; we want that to be the standard," Boyle confided following their victory over Arizona State Wednesday night.
Colorado is also looking for its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance - they were notably snubbed in his first year in Boulder and instead went all the way to the final four of the National Invitational Tournament.
The Colorado-native, he graduated from Greeley Central before deciding to leave the state to go play basketball at Kansas, has reversed the university allegiance from football to now basketball. Others around the college basketball landscape have quickly taken notice.
"It's not about making Colorado basketball successful this year, we want to make it great every year, and build a national brand, a national program and it takes time to do that," he said. "When you start putting 20 win seasons back to back, and hopefully postseason play, it helps in recruiting, it helps raise the bar expectation-wise."
And if some statistical occurrence provides any support - the Buffs are also an astonishing 60-8 at the Coors Events Center during his reign - Boyle is all for it. But that isn't the goal for him.
"We're in that process," he continued. "There's a lot of work to be done."