OK hear me out on this.
I know football is generally more important to our alumni, but being a big basketball fan I have to ask this question.
Through 2 seasons, RR is 8-16 (.333). Best year in the B10, we won a game.
Through 3 seasons, JB is 45-52 (.460). Best year in the B10, we went .500.
Assuming RR wins 7 games next year, that brings his winning percentage up to around 42%.
In my eyes, 7-5 in the regular season means RR is gone. And a winning percentage of 42% over three years isn't much worse than 46% over the same time span.
Reasons why JB is different: No bad press for NCAA allegations, doesn't upset the "old hat" fan base as much, and took us to our first NCAA tournament in 11 years (and won a game).
Reasons why JB isn't much different: No one expected Michigan football to be in the top 25 this past season while basketball was ranked in the preseason top 25, seems unable to reach players such as Manny, recruiting hasn't been great, and lost Udoh (worse than RR losing Mallett).
All this being said, I think the fan base either needs to let up on RR a bit, or start thinking about JB's possibilities of being fired.