This makes alot of sense and is the truth as I understand it. Its not impossible to recruit to GT, But it takes time to figure out the nuances and getting help from the AD on recruiting helps as well. GT must give our HCs a little more rope and time to put everything together. Im not under the impression that changing coaches is going.to magically change things. CPJ is a good man, a good coach, and is as far from a quitter as you can get. Itd blow my mind if CPJ threw his hands up and waved the white flag. Every issue at Tech under his watch, has been addressed. Some quicker than others but it was done nonetheless. We saw what CPJ could do with a little better talent. Why would we let him go before these last couple of.classes ever saw significant PT? I understand where alot of the CPJ haters are coming from, my Father happens to be one of them. But since Drad left, Ive seen a change in coach. I have a feeling the tide is about to turn back in our favor. New QB, New Jerseys, New Bback, Lets get some new results. Go Jackets THWG.imo, there are quite a few of us who think CPJ and CCG were/are good football coaches that have (more or less, no need to rehash again in this thread) accomplished at about the same level. The program has an apparently self-imposed ceiling that no amount of changing coaches will fix (unless you do luck into the next Vince Lombardi or Bear Bryant). Unfortunately there are those think that constantly churning coaches every 6-8 years in the search of "someone who can breathe life into" it is the answer. This is a lottery ticket approach to retirement planning.
At this point, I think the responsibility for "fixing" the program lies above the head coach. At minimum this is an AD issue and probably involves the president of the school. I am of the opinion that interest in GT football is waning because we tend to dabble in it and never try to fix the status quo. Not because we have hired bad coaches in our last two attempts.
In a nutshell, firing the coach (in the absence of a complete meltdown) is a bandaid fix to a bigger, systemic issue imo. Assuming another typical 7 win season or worse, firing Paul would be a bit of a safe move to make by our current AD - a bone to appease the rabble at the gate. Nothing more. (Disclaimer: not saying he would get fired at a 6 or 7 win season but another one, with losses to the usual teams would certainly make things "warmer").
One last thought - I used the word fixing 2 paragraphs up in quotations because we do have a certain % of our fanbase who are indeed content with the state of affairs and thus would argue that there is nothing to be fixed.