Like you, I don't think they'll pull that trigger.
I don't know what his contract says, but they just gave O a raise and extension. That tells me he's safe - for now. Harbaugh hasn't received a raise or extension and neither did Muschamp. Even with the losses this year, both Michigan and USCe can afford to get rid of their coach.
Not me. Once it was known who was leaving, either graduation or the draft, I figured some drop-off. Then you throw in the opt outs announced before the season started and I pretty much assumed a big drop off. Serves those bastards right!!
OMG. Did he ever.......and loss of control of his staff.... and AD losing control of boosters.... was without a doubt...one of the most embarrassing events in my life...
Because he was winning, didn't Dubose last an extra season beyond his indiscretion, or was there yet another? I'm not sure Gottrfried did, and I can't recall if Perkins was in his first or second year of that relationship when he left.
DuBose got the reprieve if I'm not mistaken. All of that hit before the '99 season didn't it. We then won the conference title that fall and then it all went to hell in '00 at the Rose Bowl against UCLA to open the season.
@It Takes Eleven I'm thinking this is a pretty good timeline. DuBose was "exposed" in the early part of '99 (late spring, early summer when it went public) and then received his extension and raise following the Orange Bowl. The settlement was in August of the '99 season.