AD's want their own guys.
ADs want winners, or 50-50 guys that can keep the boosters happy.
"They have just one winning season since he returned in 2015 and are a combined 19-71 in Big East play. "
How often does an AD come in and totally back a guy, with that record, who's also currently on probation (3 years) for recruiting violations?
Something looks strange here. If I were a new AD, I would not want to be tethered to Leitao any more than I had to be.