1. MM is done after this season at CU. He knows it and has known it. His comments in his pressers have made it clear that he is positioning himself for getting hired elsewhere. The narrative he is driving is that he turned around a 2nd program, turning the worst P5 program into a division champ in his 4th year. Then, had the team undefeated and rolling to another title until an unprecedented rash of injuries hit in the 6th year. He's been around long enough to know that you never introduce or validate excuses for losing and he had avoided that until the past week or so. The only reason for doing so is if he's spinning the resume instead of best managing his current team and season. 2. RG knows that it's time for a change and has felt that it was questionable that MM was the coach to get us back to the CU he remembers from the Gee/McCartney years at CU. That's what drives RG -- getting us back to that. He has made his decision and probably made it last year during the end-season collapse, but a reasonable offer to hire MM away did not materialize so they had to roll with it for another season. He's hoping to let this play out so that MM wins another game, improves the narrative on his tenure, and gets hired by someone in order to mitigate the payoff of the contract and free up more money for the next coach and staff. Ideally, MM takes certain coaches with him like Eliot who are paid a lot of money. No big deal with most of the assistants who are making in the lower range of salaries and would likely find jobs for next year anyway. I do think he likes Chev a lot and would love to see him stay (it was him and Lance that pushed for him to be hired in the first place). 3. Whomever the next HC is, I guarantee it will be someone with gravitas who RG believes can take CU football to a championship level. Will be someone who is driven to recruit and to win and will be good with boosters. Someone who doesn't have a lot of time for any of the other distractions of the job (i.e., staff and organizational structure should be able to make sure players stay eligible and APR is maintained - you don't have to worry about recruiting toward that).