Here's the rant I promised, though it is not really a rant, rather just awful reality
Assume that TOB is relieved of his duties (court-martialed? drummed out? defrocked?) after this year.
We will have had 7 head coaches since 1980.
6 of the 7 were fired
NONE of the 7 was ever a head coach again (again, assuming that TOB heads down to the Charleston beach house)
NONE of the 7 would have lasted for more than 7 years here.
None won a conference title or went to a major bowl game.
I think only one (Sheridan) would have even managed a winning record in conference play.
We have tried small school head coaches. Big school head coaches. Assistants. Promoting from within. Young guys. Old guys. Every one was a failure.
Why would any candidate with options want to come coach here?