The $ people tired of the option and wanted it gone. It is more correct to say that TFG used this knowledge and former ADTS's fixation on branding to sell his interview and secure the job. As long as TFG sold this vision, ADTS was going to be in his corner. Under these circumstances...
Blame our "money people". They wanted to get rid of anything related to the option. Remember TFG coming in and saying we would run an "NFL" based offense? He was following orders. Hiring Patenaude for that offense was a poor fit.
Frankly, 99% of people with opinions on these hires have no idea if they are good hires or not. There are so many variables that go into the process that many are not taking into account. I will make my opinion known about 6 games into next season.
Nate said he was going in the portal and he did. No surprise here, not sure why anyone is surprised. All we can do is try to outbid for his services. Better to just hand the reins to Rutherford and see what he can do. Maybe we get a comparable replacement in the portal.