Was letting Bohn fire Embree and hire Mike Mac, then replacing Bohn with George the smartest move one could make here? Embo had to be canned. If you fire the AD, then let the new AD fire him, George immediately has a target on his back by Klatt and his ilk. More importantly, it took several months to get George in place, and that was fast by CU's and most others' standards. So if you fire Bohn first, Embo finishes this year's recruiting class, then gets fired after they've all signed their LOIs. Piss off those players and their families, and show future recruits the really ugly under-taint of college football. CU becomes the poster boy for all that is wrong with big time college recruiting. Second scenario: Bohn and Embo are both fired in November. You have to fill the two biggest positions in the department. It would take twice as long to fill the coaching staff, and the 2013 signing period is closed. We'd be lucky to a single D2 quality recruit. So what do you do if you're Benson/DiStefano, and you know you have to get rid of both Embree and Bohn to have a truly fresh start, to have the two most important positions in the AD start with clean slates? You let the old AD make a hire that most people appear to support, then replace him with, at least based on first impressions and on paper, what appears to be an upgrade. A gamble to be sure, but one worth taking given the alternatives. I'm not trying to defend anyone per se, but offering some food for thought.