So here is a question. If Luke doesn't keep the HC job this year, maybe he gets fired, maybe he steps aside, whatever, could he come back?
Say we go out and hire someone else this year, Urban Meyer, Gruden, Dantonio, Pelini, Hazell, whoever. They coach us to great success over 10-15yrs and retire. Most of those coaching replacements are old or have health issues or both. 10-15yrs would a realistic estimate of how long they would hang around. So meanwhile, Luke goes out and gets some HC experience at a MAC school, maybe even a Big East/ACC school or something (although, I don't think he'd leave Ohio if he has the choice). So he's a great candidate in 10-15yrs with some great experience. Do you think we hire him back at that point?
I like the guy. He's just not ready yet. He could be when we need our next coach.