Got stuck going into work at 4 a.m. and listened to the SCORE, which I believe has CBS Sports overnight. The CBS guy was saying 19 years is enough, they will never win with Painter and should move on.
The Score hates college athletics.
As much as I hate to admit it, you can make a strong case that Painter is the best coach in the Big Ten. If you were to do some sort of fancy metric combining wins and players recruiting rankings, he'd likely be far and away on top. Though recruiting is part of the job, so you can't just say he's great because he wins with lesser recruits, but it does show his development and Xs and Os chops.
Looking at his results, he has won the Big Ten regular season 4 times in 18 seasons. Gene Keady won the Big Ten 6 times in 25 years. Painter has made 5 Sweet 16s and 1 Elite 8. Keady made 3 Sweet 16s and 2 Elite 8s. If Purdue were to get rid of Painter, I would laugh very hard.
Purdue knows what their future looks like. Painter hates the transfer bs and NIL, he won't stick around until he's 70. In fact I could see him leaving in the next 4 or 5 seasons. When he leaves Micah Shrewsberry will take over. The only fear they might have is, Shrewsberry is doing so well, he may get to a big time program before Painter leaves. Though I could see Shrewsberry going to Notre Dame and just sitting their and waiting.