I wouldn't have looked at it this way initially. Makes sense,does the extra year show Lovies short comings or BB ability to coach up? Maybe neither but I will go for the later now. Just curious what can BB do if he wants to move on from some players? Make it obvious that the aren't in his future plans?Perhaps you should view it differently.
Without the Covid rules, we were very likely going to have the largest drop-off in talent of all 14 teams in the Big 10.....primarily because we had so many senior starters in 2021 and a severe lack of talent behind them. More than anything, the new rules push that "cliff" out to 2022 and give BB an extra year to manage around it.
If Lovie had stayed and if Covid had not happened, we'd probably be facing 0-12 in 2021.