Originally Posted by cincy jacket
If the assistants are that bad then why has Tubby kept them around for so long? I don't think that does anything to help alleviate Tubby of the mess he has created. I saw the article Lance had posted on his blog where somebody was blaming the fans as to why UK was getting no top recruits. At the end of the day the guy in charge has to answer for the final product. Due to his contract and unremitting support from the AD I don't see him or his assistants going anywhere for awhile.
I think he has kept the assistants out of loyalty.
I agree that the head coach is ultimately responsible for the team's performance, but I'm starting to think that Tubby's weakness lies in his failure to shake up the coaching staff rather than in his actual ability to coach the game. He showed in his first few years here what he could do, given the right players. Rather than just the obvious "Tubby needs to leave" movement, I sense another movement of "Tubby needs to stay and shake up the coaching staff". I've moved over to the latter camp.
You're right that Barnhardt isn't going to fire him, but I think some feel that Tubby may leave on his own.