This is as useful as saying “if we make the NCAA tournament, then we’re in the NCAA tournament”.This is 100% right. Bringing him back will make things pretty tough on him.
Here's to hoping for the following:
Carr takes another step up;
Ihnen takes a big step up;
We land a helpful grad transfer;
Gabe takes the next step;
Omersa becomes serviceable offensively.
Those things happen and we're in the NCAA tournament.