It sure seems like OSU is having a helluva time trying to install a replacement. It has me thinking back to right after Waters was fired, a lady called into a radio show in Columbus. She said she was a band alum. She was not happy about the firing. One comment stood out from her. It was that whoever replaced Waters was going to be hated by the band community and that individuals who would typically jump at the opportunity for the job would not because of what happened to Waters.
I don't blame Jon Waters for the lawsuit. I know some folks are saying he is embarrassing himself and he needs to move on. We all saw Jim Tressel and Gordon Gee move on. For Jon, he is a younger guy. I am willing to bet he doesn't have the financial resources that those guys did. He is fighting for himself and his family.
I don't blame Ohio State for not settling the case. They shouldn't. They have to fight every case because one settlement is an invitation for more lawsuits in the future.
I would say employment litigation/separations are the nastiest things out there. It is worse than divorce court, which has changed a lot since the days of the 1970s and 1980s. I have seen business partners "break up" and not speak to eachother for years. We saw how nasty the Ohio State-Jim O'Brien suit got. It is safe to say Jim Tressel and Gordon Gee have some bitter feelings too.