Here is why:
Possibility 1 - if RR is fired in January, this kid is obviously going to be pissed. Like pissed enough to take his 4 starts somewhere else. Like Dee Hart did. Waiting until January doesn't exactly give the new coach much time to try to mend this fence and keep the kid.
Possibility 2 - RR is kept in January. Then we have unnecessarily subjected our recruits (and current players) to this type of shit where they feel compelled to unsolicitedly defend RR.