I'm a supporter of Thad Matta. There's a lot of programs out there that would love to have him. I think the thing that has hurt the program the most was the lack of development of the 2011 recruiting class. Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson and Amir Williams were highly recruited and never developed. Often times you mix talented players like them as seniors with a NBA lottery pick freshman (D'Angelo Russell), and you've got a 1-3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Had those 3 players developed and the team performed last year, the struggles of this season would be easily forgiven as a rebuilding year.
Matta has put together a talented group of freshman and sophomores that were highly recruited but not obvious NBA talents. If this crop of talent doesn't develop much like Scott, Thompson and Williams then it may be time to move on. OSU doesn't have many scholarships or major impact talent in the 2016 or 2017 classes after they missed out on Simmons, so future success really depends on Lyle, Giddens, Harris, Tate, Bates-Diop, Thompson, Williams, etc. developing in coming years. I think you give Matta the next two years to see how things go and if this team peaks out as a 5-seed, it'll be time for a change but we're not there yet. This is a really young team with two freshman PG's.