The 2023 season is already toast. 2024 too most likely.If the contract that was linked to is the actual contract, it looks like Dec 1 won't be the date. We wouldn't be able to fire Collins until Jan 1. I have thought that waiting until the end of the season to save something over $3 million made sense. (Not saying I agree with it, just that it made sense.) If we have to wait until Jan 1, I think that will be too late to keep 2023 from being a wasted year. It won't be wasting 2022 over $3 million, it will be wasting 2023.
When we got in the car after the game on Saturday, I told the guys I ride with that I think Collins is done. I don't think he has any support left. If the team gets 9 straight wins and blows the mutts out, that could change. I don't think that six wins will be enough. I don't know that even seven wins would be enough at this point. If he is still the coach at the Duke game it will be brutal. Every timeout/game management decision will be booed, whether it is a good call or not. Even if we have two impressive road wins, at the first questionable decision the crowd reaction will be heard on the TV broadcast.
Any time there is a coaching change, and a change in system, it's a reboot. If you don't want a reboot, you hire within the community that knows the system. We rejected that.
We will once again change direction .... so 2023 is already lost.
The gripe I have with the GTAA, and have had for a long time, is ... there is no sense of direction. Everything relies on the Hero Coach who will ride his white horse in and save the day. Well, that doesn't work too well.