Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times has some thoughts.
My thought? Randy Miller, the Explorer's main owner dude, may indeed save the Trib in some form, but it's worth noting that when he arrived in metro Tucson, the Explorer had somewhere in the area of 9 to 11 people in the newsroom. (The exact number escapes me at this moment.) There are now three or four in the newsroom.
Explorer editor Dave Perry's done a great job with what he has ... but he doesn't have much.