Here's why I disagree. Without this (apparent) long-term agreement w/Dino, he would be forever on the short list for coaching openings, even if he had no interest in most of them. We haven't been Michigan, Notre Dame, 'Bama, etc., nor would we be expected to be. The coach, for all intents and purposes, was the program.
He'll now be here, which makes buy-in to the program from recruits much easier. To the extent that Dino is the program, recruits can now be reasonably assured that he'll be here. I think that's a game-changer for us.
See it would affect me if my future coach didn’t promise to be there. As much as people say committ to the team and school not coach I kinda think that’s crazy. A good coach can get his kids to do things for him a coach that isn’t loved can’t. So that’s my theory. Take it for what’s its worth which ain’t much.