People in this thread are talking about lack of support and such, but MM was winning at San Jose freaking State. They nearly beat Stanford, for crying out loud.
Unless I'm mistaken, SJS doesn't have the entrance requirements of Colorado.
They haven't been letting in the borderline student-athletes at Colorado since Gary Barnett was there AFAIK. An administration willing to take a few athletes of questionable academic background can make the difference between a good squad and a great squad or a bad squad and a mediocre squad.