I am bringing this up because the more I think about it, I really don't know what the right answer is. It probably comes down to how well he coaches for the remainder of the season and the potential candidates that are out there in December/January.
I am willing to overlook the Manball Massacre if he calls near perfect games to defeat MSU and OSU. Hell, beat IU this weekend and get those two wins - he could fling his own poo at other staff members in the box for the other three games for all I care.
Bet let's say the remaining games are more Akron/UConn/PSU than ND, and everyone's calling for his head at the end of the season. Would there be any viable replacement?
For former UofM staff, the options are limited. Cam Cameron has Michigan ties, but is in Year 1 at LSU (and is probably happy to be working with MIles) and has a $1M buyout. Debord is a non-starter. No one from the RR era is ever coming back.
Presumably the OCs at the top offensive powerhouses (Baylor, Oregon, TAMU, FSU) have zero chance of coming here.
There aren't many 'lower level' programs with offenses in the top 25 so far this year: Fresno State, Wyoming, Northern Illinois, Troy, Boise St.