Originally Posted by Chip R
I'm not a UC alum so I don't really have a stake in whether Jones stays or goes but does anyone else think that the UC president should - or should have - give Jones 24 hours to either take another job or stay at UC or else he's fired?
I know that's a drastic step but you have to believe this affects recruiting as well as doners and season ticket holders. It also has to effect the players and coaches. I don't like to see UC - and other universities - being played like this by these coaches. UC football cannot be taken seriously if this keeps happening. If he can't make up his mind within the period of time given by UC, find a new coach because if he goes - and Channel 9 is saying it's a done deal - you will have to get a new coach anyway.
I think we just have to accept that we're not a destination job. I think it's fair to give Butch Jones all of the time he needs to make this decision. A big reason we've been so successful in recent years has been because of coaching. Brian Kelly wasn't content with Cincinnati being what it was, he wanted it to be bigger and better. He lobbied for change and got some before he ultimately left. Same with Butch, he wants Cincinnati to be more than it is now, but a lot of it is totally out of his control.
If we were getting coaches who settled and were content we wouldn't have had the kind of success we've had. It's only normal for Butch to look at and consider bigger and better opportunities, it's seems to be part of the nature of coaches that we hire. I'd rather have guys like this than the alternative.
Maybe one of these days we'll be more of a destination job in a stable conference, until then we just gotta deal with this stuff. If people are looking at our coaches that means we're doing something right.