i spoke with tech support about this topic last yr. in summary, current firing logic will remain in-place / as is since the only thing needed to avoid being fired is "...improve over the previous season (even slightly), which generally is enough to avoid firing" and "we don't want to discourage anyone from continuing to play the game"
here is the case details...
9/28/2012 6:31 AM jaisonline
Hi, I'm wondering how <coach name> hasn't been fired after nearly 20 seasons without a single NT or PIT win. ...never had more than 6 conf wins in a season. Only 3 PIT appearances (no wins), and only won had 2 winning seasons.
I was fired from Tark Villanova after season 34 when I went 7 seasons w/o a NT win although I had NT appearances and a nice # of PIT wins.
I understand the firing logic is different now but isn't nearly 20 seasons with that track record unacceptable enough to be fired?
Shouldn't someone else have a chance at coaching that school?
10/1/2012 8:35 AM Customer Support
Thanks for the feedback. Firing is always a difficult thing for us to balance because we want to open up those top jobs, but we don't want to discourage anyone from continuing to play the game. Losing a job at that level could lead to that, so we tend to give a pretty long leash. One thing that he has done in recent seasons is improve over the previous season (however slightly), which generally is enough to avoid firing.