Here’s a couple more excerpts from Mike Bohn’s interview with the Athletic.
Q: What’s the main football reason you’re confident Clay Helton can get this back on track?
A: You look at the last two (New Year’s Six) games we’ve been in in the last 10 years, Clay was the head coach for both of them.
REACTION: Did Bohn watch the Cotton Bowl loss to Ohio State? Also, both those games had something more important than Helton: Sam Darnold.
Q: The biggest moment of your first three months was bringing Clay Helton back for 2020. The decision has been made, but regarding the circumstances around it, would you do the 11-day wait (between the end of the regular season and the announcement) differently if you had the chance?
A: It’s been three months and a lot has passed, and I think too much was made of the wait. The bottom line is any time you have a new AD or a new leader in a significant role, whether it’s in intercollegiate athletics or any other major piece, and you’ve been there three weeks, there’s aspects of relationships and conversations that are critical to be held. I believe that process allowed us to align on that central administration piece I’m talking about, partners on campus, and now we’re in a way different place. I think that was a nice benefit of at least that timing.
REACTION: The 11-day wait was a debacle and so was making the announcement on twitter. The answer is full of confusing gobbledygook.