Apparently, support within the university and among the fan base was at an all-time low, even though people around the country are snickering and saying that a program like the U has no right to have high expectations, and was lucky to even have Tubby (I disagree, but don't want to digress). Quite frankly, Tubby never really did much, besides stabilize the program after the Monson debacle. The players never improved, good players transferred and got better (see Justin Cobbs at Cal and Colton Iverson at Colorado St.), and the team regressed as each year wore on. I thought the article linked below provided a good take: the team simply didn't consistently compete and play hard. We weren't expecting Final Fours, but we were hoping for better than 9th in the Big Ten with an experienced team.