For all of us wanting a change at the top, this is possibly the worst season to do that. Can you imagine an offseason with USC, Texas, and UF all trying to fill coaching vacancies? Wow. Not to mention, the other two programs have had a substantial head start in their respective searches. Making the decision early when we canned Zook gave us ample time to conduct a proper search, and get to know the candidate (CUM). Having this relationship to fall back on helped us nudge out the Irish in the end when they came calling too late. USC has copied that blueprint for this year. I fear we will be third in the pecking order if we do go HBC hunting.