I'm just saying that at any time in the year, y'all should be able to secure the services of a head coach other than John L. Smith.
I get that you might not snag the "top" choice for a coach, due to the timing. But there's levels. And IMO, from day one, JLS was not EVER the level coach that should be chosen by an SEC team. Not even a Kentucky. I honestly never got that.
He was hired brought in as an Interim, mainly because he has over a decade of head coach experience and had been on staff for three years, added continuity since we replaced both coordinators in the off-season, he was never a long term solution.
There was not another option on staff to be promoted to an interim, no one else had HC experience on any level. The pool out there of available HC consisted of Butch Davis who wasn't clear of the UNC scandal and Phil Fulmer who wanted a long term deal.
So the thought was JLS would handle HC duties, media mainly and the assistants would do their job and salvage the season the best we could and re-evaluate at this time. Yea, it didn't work, hindsight works this way.
Ohio State wasn't able to replace Tressel in the spring time either and went through a season with an interim, so I don't see why this is such a big deal.