You know the Big 10 a hell of a lot better than I do...
But I don't get the mediocrity comment. Tubby has given them their best seasons since that Final 4 run in 1997. And that season is removed from the record books anyhow.
1998 - 20-15 - Won the NIT (ineligible season)
1999 - 17-11 - NCAA first round (ineligible season)
2000 - 12-16
2001 - 18-14 - Second round NIT
2002 - 18-13 - Second round NIT
2003 - 19-14 - NIT 4th place
2004 - 12-18
2005 - 21-11 - NCAA first round
2006 - 16-15 - NIT second round
2007 - 9-22
2008 - 20-13 - NIT first round
2009 - 22-11 - NCAA first round
2010 - 21-14 - NCAA first round
2011 - 17-14
2012 - 23-15 - NIT 2nd place
2013 - 21-12 - NCAA 2nd round
I'm looking through their entire school history and other than a couple decently deep runs in the late 80's, the only way this team does anything in the tournament is if cheating is involved.
12 NCAA tournament appearances. 4 of them with asterisks. 3 of the remaining 8 under Tubby.
Again, this is Minnesota.... What exactly are they expecting here?
imo, this is Teague making a proactive decision. If recruiting was going better (maybe if Minn was in a better position for Jones or Vaughn in 2014) this move wouldn't be happening. Then again, we also likely look at Tubby's Minnesota time differently if Royce White wasn't batshit crazy. It has to be a difficult task keeping the rare 5 star Minnesota recruit at home. It's a risky move.
Teague ain't stupid, tho. I wanted UNC to hire to him when we were looking a couple years ago. It will be interesting to see who he hires.