I don't disagree with anything you say here. But, wouldn't it be so Iowa/KF, to go 9-3, with a win over Wisky but losses to Illinois and Nebbie, win the West, get pummeled by Michigan/OSU/PSU by 40 in the BigTen Championship game, get beat by a mid-level SEC team in the bowl game, and call it going out on a high note?KF is not going to be fired or be made to fire his son.
When it ends, it will be because he's ready to retire. If Iowa wins the West this season, which I think it will, might not be a bad time to step aside. The road is about to get a whole lot tougher and so will be going out on a high note.