Have to add to this one... a few thoughts:
IMO, Leavitt is better than all coaches to came after him. if we were to rehire Jim Leavitt... we know that he can have successful seasons (at least the games were fun...) that span the careers of multiple QBs. Having watched the team this season... it’s fairly obvious that Leavitt is a far better coach and motivator than Charlie Strong. The doubts about his coaching abilities in this thread are puzzling. We know he can coach... can he solve the things that hurt him in the past with the last season collapses? Maybe his newfound experience addresses that... I don’t know. Would I consider a change after 3-4 years of being in the spotlight but not quite getting it done... Of course! But even getting back to that is something that would be a major accomplishment at this point.
Regarding his settlement language... I’m not a lawyer but I have to believe that if both parties want this to happen... that can be worked out pretty easily.
As for other options...
Taggart was an amazing recruiter but his last few stints make you question whether or not he puts all the eggs in that recruiting basket... hopes to land a generational talent to ride to success? Or did he build something sustainable that Strong dismantled?
If we don’t go the Leavitt route... we should get an up and coming Coordinator from a big school.
Whatever happens... I’m just looking forward to actually having fun at the games again... it has been awhile since we have played in a meaningful matchup...