Not a good look for the advisors that surround Patterson.
I can't blame the kid - he has a much narrower perspective re: the relationship between college programs and sports media and hasn't been around to experience "the cycle" that reveals the truth of what's happening here in regard to that.
But the advisors - it's different. They should know better. And to then teach a kid to cut-and-run at the first sign of adversity is just a horrible lesson. In the future, after the dust has settled, and the kid matures, and has observed "the cycle", he's going to question the advice he's been given, and the decision he made.
Doesn't mean he will necessarily regret it, but he'll learn wisdom, and understand there was an option to live the conviction of his deliberations in choosing OSU in the first place, and that it's the strength of the family and how they come together and react that is what most matters. Not the outside pressures and perceptions of the moment.
No matter where he chooses to go next, he's going to find that if human beings are staffing the school and program he's in, they're going to demonstrate their fallibility. The only difference he'll observe is that the spotlight is simply going to be much harsher and the media far more aggressive at a place like OSU, ND, OK, FSU, TX or similar (SEC excepted simply because ESPN won't attack its own like that).
His advisors owe him better than he's receiving in guidance right now.