Unless we can secure a proven defensive genius in the next few days, I said keep him as sole DC, reasons being:
Give him a shot, Fickell is a smart guy (football intelligence), we get to see what he's really got
If he falls short, we know it's him, the responsibility is on his shoulders
Heacock is within arms reach, UFM can ask him to sit up in the booth if things aren't progressing
I know a lot are saying Heacock would be the choice, another poster posted something about wins and losses when Heacock was on board and it make sense, he wasn't really able to defend against the big schools (Florida, LSU, Texas, USC). If we're not going to go with an internal candidate for DC we need a fresh start, somebody that is up and coming and thinks outside the box. We should be able to excel on the defensive side of the ball on athleticism alone given all the talent we're pulling in.