Don't know who they would go with, and they could afford the buyout, but I have trouble seeing him as a fit there.
As i said before, I don't see him leaving this year, because the coaching carousel was extremely tame this year: south of the Mason-Dixon there was not a single P5 opening between Phoenix, Arizona and Auburn, Alabama. That never happens. The ACC, SEC and Big12 combined had 3 openings (4 if you count cincy. If that were the norm coaches would average 13 year tenures.
But next year it is likely to pick back up. Plus, if he is good again -which given the QB return seems likely - he will get hotter while the buyout gets lower. While it may price out some Big12 and ACC teams, I don't think the buyout is that big a deal to B1G and SEC teams to be honest though. The money available has gone up a level again, and in most of those places 6 mil is just a normal yearly salary for the HC now, maybe even on the lower side.
I just hope they fill in the logo like here. I've never liked that the CUSA logo at Apogee was just a white outline with the field grass being used to fill it in. We always complain about wrong shades of green being used, I'm surprised no one has made a complaint about it.
I call bs. The next program he improves will be the first. It is like Harbaugh said about Ryan Day, Harsin was born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple. Even though I am not a fan of his, you can at least say Fuente turned around Memphis.