I think a lot of people, myself included, have tried to maintain a position of neutrality regarding Thad up to this point, even though it sure seemed the program wasn't trending in the right direction. After all, down years are bound to happen to most programs.
But down years for quality programs don't usually mean 4 straight years of decline (I am not in the camp that says the 2013 season was a bad year as an Elite 8 season is pretty good in my thinking), don't normally translate into only 1 NCAA tourney win in 4 years, 2 straight missed NCAA tournaments, losing in the first round of the NIT one year and the embarrassment of not even being invited to the NIT the following year. That should be unacceptable at Ohio State.
Everyone says that Ohio State isn't a blue-blood basketball program. That is being proven year in and year out at this point. The University, does, however, pay its coach blue blood program type money. More is rightfully expected because there isn't anything close to a respectable return on investment.