If you look at it rationally, there is no way GT will fire Collins while he is in the 'fully guaranteed' part of his contract. Which also means fans thinking he might be fired if he starts slowly next year are likely wrong. The difference between firing him after say 4 games vs firing him after the season ends next year is around $4.5M. For that much money you you grit your teeth and wait 3 months.
IIRC Collins' contract was set up the way it was because of the expectations of both T Stan and Collins that it was going to take awhile to build the program they way they wanted.
Based on the roster I expected 3-4 wins this season. After we grabbed a bunch of good looking players in the portal I upgraded that to 4-5 wins. The media picked us to finish right where it finished—2nd to last in the coastal.
What I'm hoping is that we as fans are just being very impatient. However I have grave concerns about gameday coaching/getting things fixed that are broken (e.g. not giving up long pass after long pass). But I guess the contract will work as designed and we will either get something acceptable or not.