Tony’s Take: How hot should Tad Boyle’s seat be?

Colorado men’s basketball fans have not been happy with how the Buffs have performed this season and some are voicing their frustrations. When CU fell behind USC by double digits on Saturday night, the anger was cranked up to 11, although the Buffs did manage to beat the Trojans in double-overtime.

Given the talent on the team and how weak the Pac-12 is, much of the heat is justified. CU currently sits in fifth place in the Pac-12 at 8-7 (17-9 overall) and is at risk of missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season. Unless the Buffs win their final five regular season games or make a deep run in the Pac-12 Tournament, Colorado will likely be looking at another NIT bid.

The Buffs do have an opportunity to make some noise to end the season, as only one of their final five regular season opponents has a winning conference record (Oregon). Plus, the Buffs have three more games at the CU Events Center, where they’ve lost only once this season.

Winning cures all and if Colorado can’t finish this season strong, Boyle’s hot seat may become too much to bear. In my eyes, Boyle’s future at Colorado may hang in the balance of these final Pac-12 games.

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