My man, thanks for commenting. I hope this was therapeutic for you. You know I disagree with pretty much everything you typed here, but I wish more fans shared your passion for this program.
You're allowed to not support Chambers. After all, he's had ample time to turn this thing around. I can even correct your own criticism. He's one of only three major conference coaches who've kept their jobs despite not making the NCAA tournament the last five years (Brad Brownell and Lorenzo Romar are the others). Chris Collin's a year behind, and he doesn't even matter because Northwestern's dancing this year.
But nothing is the same with this team, that's just ridiculous. You can't possibly think you are being truthful here. Look at the numbers, the style of play, the athleticism. The incredible defensive performances against MSU/MIN. When have you ever seen PSU outrebound a Tom Izzo team like that? When have you ever seen true freshman go into Assembly Hall and put up lines like 23-14-5 and 26-8-2?
Now the outcomes have been about the same. While the team did win four games in January for the first time under Chambers, that's not much to get excited about, I can admit. The NCAA tournament is still not on the radar. That's always a disappointment, but the degree of which should depend on reality.
I don't think anyone thought before the season it was realistic this team was making the NCAA tournament. They're simply too young in too many positions. That's a common theme across all of college basketball. Young teams are generally at a disadvantage over more experienced teams. Look where PSU ranks in KenPom's experience rating and compare them to similarly ranked teams. They're right there with Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, Auburn, Michigan State. Those coaches are Fran McCaffery, Shaka Smart, Ric Barnes, Bruce Pearl, Tom Izzo.
Wouldn't you say all of those guys are better than Chambers? So why isn't he allowed to have a similar season as them when everyone's young? Heck, Smart is 9-13 at Texas so far and he brought in the No. 5 class this season!
Anyway, long story short, this program has come too far to immediately jeopardize this roster and the recruiting relationships that have been forged in Philadelphia and Washington DC. The I-95 corridor is so important to this program, they have to be able to successfuly recruit there. They found someone who can and there's no doubt plenty of others who could too, but Philly may turn its back on this program in a heartbeat if Chambers is terminated. That's not worth the risk until we see this thing through.