It seems to me that the shitstorm hit RichRod pretty quickly when he let West Virginia. His team was coming off a loss that likely kept them out of the National Championship game, so though they were going to a big bowl, it was consolation prize time when he quit.
Brian Kelly, on the other hand, bailed on a team looking to establish themselves as a national power. It has to deflate the team badly going into the biggest game in the history of the school. So if Florida stomps them in Tebow's swan song (there is a latent gator pun in there somewhere) lots of people are going to write that Cinci is going to crawl back into their Ohio hole.
Kelly's timing is horrible, and totally disrespectful. One month of recruting is so important that he is sacrificing a program he purported to be dedicated to for years.
Is this all some form of Irish Teflon?