Perhaps, but Leipoldt has a chance to make bank which he may never have again. Right now it looks like he worked a miracle at Kansas because of their start. Sustaining a program at KU is not gonna be easy. They started out 5-0 but will likely end up 6-6. That hot start will be long forgotten if he can't replicate it next year and he'll likely end his career at KU.Leipoldt would be an idiot to take that job unless he wants to just cash in and ruin his coaching career permanently.
He'd be going from a place where he's doing ok with zero expectations to a team where it's impossible to succeed and the expectations are unreachable.
But if he's who they're after and he just wants to make $60 million bucks and destroy his coaching career that'd be the place to do it. He'd never have to work agian.
Worked For Solich, Callahan, Pelini, Riley, and Frost so far.
No matter what happens at Nebraska he'd walk away a multi-millionaire. If he wins there, he'll be a legend. If he doesn't he still retires in financial comfort. He's 58, I doubt he's worried about a career post-Nebraska were he to take that job. He'll walk away a wealthy man and enjoy his retirement. If he still has the passion to coach...he'd have options somewhere. The kind of lower pressure options like a 1AA school that would offer.
KU may give him enough money to accomplish the same thing. Either way, cash in, baby.