I haven't seen too much "trashing" although there will be those individuals no matter what. It is fair, however, to be critical of this team and the coaching staff at times. Defensively, this team has great individual performers but is still prone to mental lapses and slow rotations. When your team struggles as much as this one does offensively, you cannot afford to have those lapses even a few times a game. Offensively, the team does not move well without the ball and many times is forced to take contested shots late in the shot clock. And a lot of that is on the coaching staff as this team really hasn't developed much throughout the year.
I have waited a long time for Ohio State fans to be as passionate about basketball as they are about football. Clearly, the two will never be equal but Thad has got it pretty darn close. With passion comes winning and with winning comes expectations. And just like we do with the football team, we expect this team to go out and win the games that they have the talent and capability of winning. It is fair to say that this team should not have lost 8 games in the Big Ten this year. That's not trashing, it's reality.