The team probably would have still had a shit season.
Right now the hardest part is the not knowing. Because we don't really know how Gene feels. We don't TRULY know if another shitty season dooms Thad. We can only hope that enduring another clown show of a season will bring us the change we want, or Thad is actually Jesus himself and gets this current roster to the tournament.
The picture I posted is just hilarious and feels appropriate for any ohio state hoops discussion