How do we really know Champ was the main reason? Pease had exactly one good year as an OC on his resume before coming here. And that was with a team that knew the system inside out and had a very good SR QB running the show. You could make an argument that Pease was who he was here... basically the same as at UK and Baylor. It is on Champ that he hired Pease, though. It's his team and he's responsible. Also, the injuries were crazy this year. We don't need to cop out, but we were definitely impacted.