As a UD grad I really wanted Archie to leave for OSU just so that I would finally have something to mock my peers for after losing to them in the 2014 tournament. In essence, that game MADE Archie Miller. A win over Ohio State with their best player being an Ohio State transfer...I don't think I've ever been more upset about a loss than that one even though the 2013-14 team besides Craft and Ross was ungodly mediocre.
I think it's kind of hard to figure out just how good Archie is...the Atlantic 10 is not a great conference, and I think it would be interesting to see how that Elite 8 class would have fared (scooch, pollard, pierre) in a power 5 conference. What I will say is that I've never seen a team play faster regardless of the competition. Those dudes flew around the court for 40 minutes. If Archie can leverage IU's basketball prominence and get more elite players to provide that kind of effort, then IU should be pretty happy with the hire.
THAT BEING SAID. Even though the whole Thad firing was completely botched and should have been done sooner, I don't think we could have asked for a better hire. This season is definitely a combination of a favorable conference schedule and the wizardry of Coach Holtmann....but I'd like to fall more on the side of Coach Holtmann's wizardry. You'd be hard pressed to tell me we win at Purdue and blow out Sparty at home with Thad still at the helm. All in all, I think both OSU and Indiana made great hires.