I'm not saying anybody should want Fran fired because I'm simply an outsider here. I root for ISU. Like Iowa, ISU lost in poor fashion yesterday and the effort was crap.
I tuned in to Iowa before the ISU game came on. I saw a lot of the same things in that Iowa game that happened in the ISU game. I like ISU's talent and I am expecting a turnaround to get to the tournament next year, but if I'm seeing the same zero effort, sloppy play on defense next year that I am this year, I am going to expect Prohm's seat to be red hot at the end of the season. I can handle losing if I feel like we're building toward something, what I can't handle is losing and the guys looking like idiots who aren't even trying.
And whether Jon or anybody else likes it or not, expectations are incredibly important. The expectations were for this team to be good. Maybe not great, but at least in NCAA tournament contention. They aren't even close. ISU's expectations among rational people are that they would likely struggle this year. That's why there is a bit of a difference in the tenor of the conversation.