O'Neill will keep Arizona on solid ground this season

Originally Published: December 7, 2007
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
As unfortunate as it is for the Arizona Wildcats to lose their Hall of Fame coach, Lute Olson, for the remainder of the season, they are fortunate they have an excellent replacement in Kevin O'Neill. And, if you know O'Neill's personality, you know he won't be playing the role of the substitute teacher.

[+] EnlargeKevin O'Neill
AP Photo/Wily LowKevin O'Neill has spent the last seven years in the NBA and has a load of college experience as well.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.