The Minnesota Gig is probably just above Northwestern in terms of desirability for an established Power 6 coach. At best, a lateral move and very possibly a step down. Honestly, I think they get either a younger hungry assistant coach or an older guy who has something to prove. Both have their pros and cons. I am not a fan of "Tubby basketball" because I don't like the way his offenses play and never have. There were also some other issues going on there as well, player/coach issues, and I believe some Coach/administration issues.
All that being said, Many people, myself included, thought that Minnesota got a pretty lucky break to get Tubby in the first place. He was just what their program needed and he did a good job with what he had to work with. Tubby is a stand up coach who runs an impeccably clean program and they really needed that considering their history. He also gave them 2 other things that they badly needed : Near instant credibility and more importantly, 5/6 20 win seasons. 4 NCAA berths, Finally winning 1 of those just this season.
Which leads to the next thing that Minnesota now has a problem with in the eyes of many. They just gave him and extension, he makes the NT, Beats a higher seeded team, then loses to a higher seed, and gets fired. As far as I know, I can't name another coach in Minnesota's past who had 5 20 win seasons in 6 years. Officially that is, as the Haskins era doesn't officially exist.
What coach who is already successful where ever he is, will view this as a good job? Not Shaka, he's as happy as he can be where he is, and, he's been to a FF recently and it's very possible he could go back. Not Stevens, he's been to 2 championship games in 4 years. He was within 1 possession of winning the Title. At Butler. Is there anyone who believes that Stevens does not believe he can win a Title with Butler? Maybe he'll leave some day, but it sure isn't going to be for Minnesota and it won't be for UCLA either. UCLA also fired a coach who was winning and getting them in the NT. This time FF's. It was a down year, for certain, but he did win a Conference Title and get to the NCAA. Obviously, he wasn't perfect or he'd not be fired. But, again, you don't fire a winning coach unless you ALREADY have a sure-fire back-up plan in place, as in someone better already lined up. The biggest issue facing both schools is that they have somewhat of an image problem now. HOW others perceive you is going to play a role in who wants to come work for you. Telling everyone come here and get fired for winning isn't the best form of publicity for your school, I'd think.