Agree 100% with you. They did what they needed to do. Find a guy that would make headlines and bring offense. Southern kids haven't seen a coach like this since Spurrier that wanted to spread the ball around like that and will definitely stay in the South to play for him.
His success as OC at Penn State is a far better indicator of how he'll do in the same role at Oregon than his time as HC in Starkville. Look back. He took that Nittany Lion offense from one of the worst in the B1G in 2015 to one of the best during his two years up there.