Derek, I'm the same as you. Unknowing. I'll give my opinion as someone who doesn't cover the hoops team: I'd give him another year. But ... I also don't feel strongly enough about that to get in a spirited debate with someone who thinks otherwise. That's what the last two weeks have done. They've changed the conversation. It also, I think, makes Eichorst look wise in this case for not making some bold statement a couple weeks one way or the other. Sometimes it's better to just let things play out.
For instance, in 2014 with football, Pelini looked pretty safe heading into Wisconsin from an outsider's perspective. Then Melvin Gordon ran for 408 and the conversation shifted. As an A.D., I can see where you always need to allow yourself some wiggle room and shouldn't paint yourself in a corner necessarily while there are still games to be played.
Also, while I think you have to say on paper Nebraska hoops has recruited better of late, I'm not someone who just nods his head to the idea that the young talent is to such a great degree to assume things are going to automatically get better next year. Nebraska is young but so are other teams. The Big Ten will be better in a year. So even if the Husker players get a little better, it doesn't guarantee a dramatic change. And yes, this staff was dealt a blow with Andrew White leaving. But he's not the first guy to have left under Miles. And that is going to make some people wonder, too.
I've always kind of felt like with Husker hoops, though, as bad as it's been for so long, giving a guy six years seems fair. But if that is given, there is going to be a heat lamp on from that first exhibition game next season ... which isn't the greatest way to proceed as a program.