I agree that we were/are in a tough financial spot. The blame for that falls on TStan giving CGC, an unproven P-5 head coaching candidate, a 7 year deal.
I think our financial situation is due to many (and more egregious) errors on the part of TStan's predessecors (sp?). I don't think he stepped into a good situation. And, to his credit, I would imagine he was aware of the challenges before him although no one could have foreseen the NIL/portal mess.