Exactly.It’s definitely a cya situation.
Also, a consultant is hired by management and for management to tell management exactly what management already wants to hear. Then management can say, "The consultant told us to do it."
The last thing that management would hire a consultant to do would be to provide objective, independent, expert advice.
Agree that I would rather have Bielma than Heupel, although I don't think Heupel is a bad guy or a terrible hire.