Too early to tell. Lots of games left.Is there anyone here that thinks he should come back?
Drake and the trip to MSU are now out of the way. We're not going to SIU or Bradley where it's tough for us to win....though that is a weird test this year with no fans. A winning record is still gettable. And I think looking at things objectively that if we play like we did in game 2 in Springfield we'll beat some people.
So, fire someone with back to back winning seasons being saddled with a paltry budget? And as we saw last year ANYTHING can happen in Arch Madness. Lansing's track record there is not good but let's say we go into Arch Madness at or around .500 and make a little run....or go into it a few games over .500 and win a game or two and then grab an NIT bid? Fire that kind of coach? If we do he (and thankfully his assistants) will be a hot low-major or even mid-major commodity. There are plenty of OVC, MEAC, SoCon-type places that would take the results Lansing gets with the limitations he's had in a heartbeat. ISU was 18-12 last year (with talk of CBI or CIT invites pre-COVID but Clink was going to veto it regardless). If he gets fired after say 16-9, 16-10, or even 13-12 this year that'll make for quite a headline: "ISU fires Greg Lansing after back-to-back winning seasons." Especially considering he's saddled with one of the lowest, if not the lowest, MVC budget every.single.year
Finishing below .500 and Clink/Curtis can move on with a quasi-straight face. Finishing around .500 or better he should stay. And if he goes then Curtis, McKee, and the BOT's will need to make some drastic changes in the budget or it's likely we'll be having these same discussions year, after year, after year just like we have forever. Maybe Micah will be the Messiah...and if Lansing goes I hope he is. But it's an arms race out there and we keeping falling further and further behind our MVC peers every year.