Hood already reported that the original plan was to negotiate Brownell's buyout and bring in Will Wade. When Wade decided on LSU it left DRad with bringing Brownell back or going after a "Plan B" coach at best. Just ask the coots how this worked out in football.
While DRad probably didn't have any contact with any head coaches, I am sure his people had contact with potential head coaches' people. That is how the game works.
We give Brownell one more year, if it doesn't work you have a less costly buyout and can go after your top pick for head coach. I think retaining Brownell was more the product of Wade opting for LSU but DRad cannot come out publically and say that. He has to support the guy he has in the position.
Agree I wanted a new coach but let it go and let's get behind Brownell and give him his last chance to revive the program. BB has to know he doesn't have many chances left but we need to stop all the BS and let him try to do his job sink or swim.