I agree with this completely. I believe he is driven to succeed from an internal motivation, not from fear of being fired. However, I am not sure that motivation is enough to overcome his resistance to change. College football is evolving and PJ isn't.
His motivation went away about the same time that he got a 7 year fully guaranteed contract with pay in the top 20 of college coaching. He gets paid whether he wins or loses.
Jimbo Fisher just signed a 5 year deal. We'd give him an evergreen Hewitt style contract for playing for the NC.
I never will understand why contracts aren't tied to results. It's a competitive game. If a coach won't tie his compensation to results, he's not the competitor that I want as my coach.