Cory I may come at these sorts of conversations with a different mind set, one where I am always thinking what if I were the CEO or in this case the AD.
I like coach as a person. I like him as a mentor. I like him as a teacher. But I also feel his best years did not parlay into landing instant impact players and more deep runs in the tourney.
That said he has turned it around and I could not be more happy.
Back to wearing my AD hat, if he had not I would always have a short list of potential candidates in mind. In fact I have friends that were part of hiring the current AD and Head Football Coach and I know with certainty that schools like Michigan always make sure they have options if things go in a direction they are not happy.