The more i glean from the interwebz and on here, the more i am convinced that this whole thing was media and fanbase driven. Before you call me nuts on this, there is plenty of evidence to back up my idea that DB never intended to change coaches. The opposite idea has no proof that there ever was.
Exhibit A: All the double secret sources said that Harbaugh would accept the position if asked. Harbaugh sources said that if asked he would not be taking the job. Apparently he was never offered the job
Exhibit B: Every source has said that only DB knows what DB is up to. There are myriad sources saying that RR is done, but none have said that DB told them explicitly
Exhibit C: Each CC candidate has their own sources saying that Coach X is the guy if offered, again apparently no one has been offered.
In summation, perhaps this has all been for nothing. DB is smart, so why would he put the program through all these contortions. Perhaps it is to instill RR with the fear that year 4 is do or die. Sure we lost D hart, or did we. Could he be back after RR is given the green light on year 4. Its snake oil season, and we all no one has a more potent cocktail of Snake oil than the West Virginia kid. I could be wrong, but the longer this goes on, and the more i read. the more i become convinced that there never was a planned coaching change at all.