Boise State fired their coach after losing to UTEP. Boise State crushed SDSU this week. I think teams are firing coach earlier so they have first pick at the coaches available. If SL contract is not extended at the end of the season we will start out behind the eight ball. I would think all parties involved know SL future here. I sure his agent is looking for extension by now. If both parties agree he won't be back then SL needs to start his job search and WB needs to start looking for coach.
WB has to make the decision soon I would think. This is total speculation on my part. I have no idea how this works behind closed doors.
Might this trend be fine for schools who’ll get $24-$30 million annually from its P5 conference coffers, but for G5 schools not so much since some need good attendance for the all important gate receipts?
(Honestly, did UCLA only draw 1,000 fans for a recent game)?
I think overall, you're just seeing less people go to games so making the experience itself top notch is more important. Most programs are having attendance woes. You can watch most games from the comfort of your couch without dealing with overpriced food, traffic, dirty restrooms, cell tower dead zones, and so on. I think making the game day experience better will get the occasional visitors, especially those with families, to come back more regularly.