I chalk up the calls for firing him on frustrations with the long period of missing the tournament. Folks want to get invested in the program, but the weak OOC schedules and the first round exits in the tournament are what most people saw. Most only followed the program in March, no fault to them since the program didn’t really give them a reason to, which meant they only saw the end instead of the build up to that point.
Those of us who have followed the program since he got here knew that things were pointed in the right direction and it was only a matter of time before he turned it around.
Still, the next goal is to win a tourney game…both in the conference tourney and the NCAA tourney. If we falter in both, the calls will return.