At this point in time, it's hard to argue with you there. He really hasn't gotten any better since last year, and looks to me like he's actually regressed a little.
Harrison Barnes is way overrated, Kendall Marshall doesn't play defense, Henson doesn't play offense, and Roy Williams really isn't a superstar coach (flame on for that if you want, K wins with much less talent).
Last year's elite 8 run was all about playing the easiest possible path to the elite 8. Kindof like Duke and their championship run 2 seasons ago.
Kendall does play defense, he's just not quick enough to stay in front of guys...it's not for lack of effort.
As far as K winning with much less talent...give me a break. The guy gets his fair share of 5 star's. Wasn't Rivers the #1 player out of last year's class?