I just don't understand the logic (and not pointing this toward PC) of those that seem to think that any coach we bring in needs to be here for the long haul. If we bring in an up and coming coach that wants to use the program as a stepping stool to move on to a better position, who cares. We can enjoy the ride and when its over maybe take a step back, but if were taking multiple steps forward and making progress and continue to do that with each coach along the way so what, were still making progress. As a program we cannot afford to take 2 steps forward and then take 2 steps back to end up exactly where we were when we hired Fran. Fran got things headed in the right direction after Lick, but if the program is in the exact same state when he leaves as it was when he took over, he's nothing more than Lick 2.0.
I was reading Bucky O-Connor's wikipedia entry. Something jumped off the page. Iowa FIRED TWO COACHES in the same season before Bucky was made HC. He was the THIRD head coach in a single season.
You're right. The idea of that happening in pursuit of excellence makes some fans apoplectic. My response to that? Some fans married hot chicks, some fans married . . .
sorry, but some of us are not built for settling