I have to disagree with you about Gilbert leaving Pait with no talent or lack of talented players. His first team had 3 all conference performers in Ellis, Williams, and Harvey. Then they added a talented PG in Hudson and Allen came back to play his senior year. They also had some key contributors in Dale & Major. Then you add some of the other guys and Pait's first team had a lot of talent.
He just didn't do a very good job of meshing those guys and finding a way for them to be successful.