Yes, exactly. Or, to put it another way, there is no such thing as a rebuilding year anymore. Every season is a one-off, and if you end up 5-7 (or worse) then the coaching staff just simply lost that year. They aren't ever "building" toward anything in the future. The good news is that you get to try again the next season with a new roll of the dice and an almost entirely new roster.
Having a good system (on both sides of the ball) is important--in some ways that's the ONLY thing coaches are paid for nowadays, as developing "culture" is no longer relevant, and recruiting is based on the strength of NIL collectives). But, having said that, there is zero benefit in developing a system that cannot be effectively and fully implemented between spring practice and the following August. (I'm looking at you, 3-3-5!) If it takes players you don't have on your roster to run it, then why are you wasting everyone's time teaching it to a group of players who can't do it effectively, won't be able to have a successful season with it, and won't be around next season to continue it?
I do think the various NT NIL collectives should marshall their resources and at least make a play at countering the massive offers coming at Rogers. I know they probably can't afford to pay him market value without blowing all the money needed to pay a whole host of other players. But, let's at least try to make him a fair offer--like UTSA did to keep Harris after last season. QB is so important to this offense that I shudder to think of how badly this season could have gone if we hadn't found the right guy. Letting him walk without a fight is very risky...
You know what else they say in the business world? People don't leave jobs, they leave bosses. We only have the lens of social media posts (and some occasional "inside" information) to go on, so we really don't know what's going on behind closed doors.