And now, here the Flyers are, party-crashers in Memphis. Morgan said about 30 family members and friends will join her in the stands, collected from virtually every stop along her husband's peripatetic path.
This is, then, the moment. The Millers have arrived, a notion that even Archie acknowledged after the Syracuse win.
Asked what Dayton's two NCAA wins meant to him personally, Miller answered simply, "Credibility.''
And then he went on, explaining the road his coaching staff had taken. From a first year with eight scholarship players, four of whom were seniors, to rosters stuffed with the uncertainty of youth, but a determination to not stray from a plan.
Then he backpedaled a little bit.
"Now we have to sustain that over the course of forever,'' he finished.
Because, after all, arrival is finite and credibility fleeting, and who wants the ease of all that? Who wants the comfort of simply reclining on a sofa when you have a chance to jump around and break the mold?