That's where you're wrong, or more precisely, probably wrong. That fact is we don't know exactly why Chan was fired. Yes, his bottom line performance had something to do with it. But I suspect it had more to do with the fact that it did not appear that he was building anything. Yes, he just landed an outstanding recruiting class, but that was too little too late in the opinion of those who mattered. It also appeared that he squandered talent he had in previous years.No one pined for Chan in any way, but you cannot fire Chan for one level of performance and then say "we love CPJ" for putting out that same level of performance.
Those kinds of inconsistent standards will lead to a losing culture and a poorly run organization (see GTAA).
If we fire Chan for his last 4 yr. run of 30-21, then we HAVE TO fire CPJ for his last 4 years of 28-24, no matter what it costs, once you set a standard, you don't lower your standards, not even for a huge buyout.
Allowing "money" to give a poorly performing HC any sense of job security, sends the wrong message to your fanbase.
Do you guys want to talk CFB on a mature level dealing with results and real facts or do you want to pacify each other and throw around accusations?
If Chan had ended his last yr. of that 30-21 four yr. run by losing a 20-0 lead at home vs. UGA's back up QB, vs. a very flawed UGA team, there would be a 100% consensus to fire Chan, and they would be right.
I don't pine for Chan, I do pine for a better FB program and a better HC.
I don't get attached to HCs, I am attached to GT FB.
Too many of you guys have an emotional attachment to CPJ and it is clouding your judgment about GT's FB Program.
CPJ, on the other hand, has shown he can compete on a very high level with a small handful of blue chip players. Where he's faltered is in replenishing those key players and in his abyssmal DC hires. Other factors beyond his control have hurt, too, like coaches leaving for better jobs and a rash of injuries to key areas. However, he has done some things the previous coach didn't. He's continuously made changes to staff and strategy. As I've stated many times, the learning curve at GT is much steeper than almost any other place. It appears he's gotten some things figured out based on our current class which looks like the best one of his tenure.
I'd really love to know if you were on any other boards and what your handle was. You sound very familiar to me and many others.