We're only allowed to bash a coach after they are fired. Then 7-10 years after they're gone, we get the takes on whether firing them was a mistake (see Zook + Weber)
The problem is, going 6-6 for three years straight now looks like a big accomplishment here. Same with just making the NCAAT. Of course I'd like to be at that level, but both programs were very much so mediocre towards the end of Zook and Weber, and neither coach was showing any sort of momentum, which is something you always want in a program. Optics are widely important, and often forgotten when talking about previous HCs, heck even current HCs.