They drove Tubby Smith (a great coach) out of town, and now they aren't even giving this guy a third season. It isn't even like Billy G had a horrible year.
If I'm a great college basketball coach right now, I'm not even considering Kentucky. Sure, they've got tradition, but they haven't finished better than 4th in the SEC East for four years in a row. It isn't like they are extremely relevant anymore. Though, the fans feel entitled. It's almost a rebuilding project to get them back to what they're expected to be. Oh, and there is a tiny amount of time that they'll give you to work the magic.
If they blow it on this hire, they'll be the next Indiana.
Tubby Smith deserved to get run out of town. He was the college hoops equivalent of Mike Shanahan. Kentucky was at the top of the CB world when he took over. They were sliding downward and there wasn't any hope. The AD made a mistake hiring Gillispie. It happens. If/when we get the right coach, we'll be back on top because those same fans you criticize are what make Kentucky special. The passion, and with it the financial backing, to win is unmatched anywhere.