Yep, and I’ll take it further to say there was praise here for Lovie trying to hire minority coaches as an example for the CFB world/as something that will resonate with recruits at the beginning of his tenure. and now it’s been twisted into him just checking off boxes and doing favors for friends. When Ash was hired it was praised that he brought in a woman who had a football family pedigree for that role and now she’s a nobody who can kick rocks.If Beckman won at Illinois there would have been an insane number of people on here who would have embraced the lasagna comments that we all joke about now. Fans always hate the mannerisms of their coach when they are not successful but accept/embrace them when they win.
Bottom line is Lovie did some bafflingly bad things (hiring his son) and tried to do some good things (elevate and mentor minority coaches in a sport where that is lacking) that didn’t pan out. And he did some good things as well, I’m sure.
All the currrent praise for BB bringing in folks who played for him, GA’d for him, know his style, etc. will also turn into “favors” in two years if the product on the field isn’t improved.