I think you're jumping the gun bud. Our NC coordinators both left to become head coaches, and both Ed Warriner and Luke Fickell interviewed for vacant head coaching positions. I believe Fickell interviewed for the Pitt job before Narduzzi got it and Warriner for Army in 13, Kansas in 14, and Rutgers expressed interest before Chris Ash landed the job (when it looked like he might go to Syracuse).
All kids drink some sort of kool-aid man. Competitors value the challenge of being the guys who've done something nobody has ever done before.
As for your criticisms - We smashed Notre Dame (won our bowl game against a marquee team that steals top Catholic recruits in our home state; kinda a big deal) We don't need a QB in this class; we've got 4 on the roster and one committed for 2017 already. That guy who was #1 is about to drop after being pretty average all year and in the all star game - the kids we have in Weber and Williams both shined in their All Star games and were top 5 RBs (Just like when we Zeke instead of Green - see how that worked out);
All in all, this year wasn't our year. There was a perfect storm situation on the season with QBGeddon looming over it and transitioning from the OC genius that was Tom Herman, but once Warriner got in the booth, we looked like the machine we were supposed to be all year. Just embrace the fact we've had a great run from this senior class who tied the record for most wins by a senior class in NCAAF history and look forward to the next group of talent stepping up.