I think you underestimate the power of money.
People with it generally want to keep it and get more.
Stroking their huge ego is the main reason for them to lift up off their wallet.
Influence is part of the stroke.
I suspect that the members of the Neyland Society would be hard pressed to pass the hat for $12.8 million with no assurances what is on the other side and what that cost would be, as a current coach would have a buyout that the coach would expect new school or new school boosters would take out. When Kiffen was spirited away, the SC boosters G5 was here on Thursday and the $1 million buyout was paid before close of business the next day. Nobody came for Dooley or Butch except for Gouffon Moving and Storage.
And Fulmer hasn't knocked it out of the park with his hires, Harper flamed out and crashed at North Carolina State and was rebuilding her career at a directional school, we all like the hire as she is glad to be here, will work very hard in all aspects of the role and is paid much, much less than Warlick was, who much like Fulmer, had no skill set that was in demand by another women's program, having been publicly rebuffed by Ohio State and a couple of other schools. Fulmer did not attract a championship level women's basketball coach with his hire, many forget he raised and extended Holly the same year he fired her, further costing more money to make the coaching change which was long overdue.
As divisive as a figure like Fulmer is to all fans and boosters, it will be very hard to assemble a consensus and dollars to make a football change anytime soon.
The big knock on Schiano was not reporting the things he had seen, the bigger knock on Freeze will be the things that he did.