I'm with you and I agree that Thad deserves another year. I think if there is anything you could blame Thad for lately, it would be recruiting. But the limited number of NBA caliber players are hard to get to come to OSU when recruiting against "basketball schools" like Kentucky, UNC, Duke, Kasas, the list goes on. We have zero NBA caliber players on this team (maybe Lyle if he improves a lot). Then KBD getting hurt as our best or second best player put a damper on the season.
Given our active roster and with basketball naturally being a volatile and streaky game, I don't think this season was a sh*t show. With the younger players showing some promise, and no disrespect to Loving but I think we will improve with the more well rounded KBD using that playing time, we will be in the big dance next year. I'm still excited to watch how far we can go in this B1G tourney even though I'll probably pull my hair out from the frustration.