I work with a former player (believe it or don't, it is no matter to me) who was teammates with Fickell. Although he personally is not still in touch with Fickell, the story he has been told by his other former teammates who are still quite connected with Fickell and OSU in general, is that Fickell would've taken the HC job in Florida had his wife not been pregnant with their child at the time. On top of that, Vrabel and some other friends had just moved back to Columbus and "life was good" here in Ohio. Now, Vrabel is gone, the child is born, and from what my co-worker is told...Urban doesn't treat Fickell all that well anymore. For lack of a better phrase, Urban is tired of him and wants him to go. This will be Fickell's last season at OSU and I hope that he can find a good home elsewhere....I think YSU makes sense and would be a good fit for him.
Again, take that as you may. I'm just passing along what I've been told (I was actually told all of this at the beginning of the season, just never bothered to post it here because I didn't feel like dealing with the doubters).