Just throwing this out there.
Did Casey suddenly have an epiphany the day that Rudy left? Or was he coaching the same way he is now, but players are starting to listen? Or was he coaching based on the talent he had on the team before the trade?
Doug Smith always used to say "Coaches get too much credit when a team wins, and too much blame when they lose."
Could it be that Casey is a bad coach, but the new players are of such an elite talent that they can ignore his instructions and win the games based on their own skills?
Inquiring minds want to know what the Republic thinks.