You couldn't have possibly thought that I was insinuating that Thad should be perfect. It is clear that I was pointing out that it is, in fact, possible that he makes mistakes. I personally think he is mishandling Loving.
I don't know what "character assassination" means. I don't agree with booing him or calling him names but pointing out his weaknesses is far, far from personally attacking the kid.
And, yes. I expected more from the team two years ago, last year, and I expect better effort than what I have seen at times this year. I even said before the season that I didn't expect this team to make the tourney. So, my expectations were not high to begin with. But I honestly think this would be the third year in a row that Thad has not maximized the ability of the team. That is alarming to me.
Quite frankly- if your effort, or lack thereof, causes you to turn into an Internet meme and that in turn causes you to crumble and not perform well, then, yes, maybe big time college basketball isn't for you.