The author makes several faulty assumptions:
1) They had a bad AD and a couple bad coaches so, ipso facto, expecting winning football at Colorado is hopeless.
They could try to hire better people.
2) Cutting corners is a prerequisite for success.
They needn't look further than their own conference for an example to prove that one wrong. Stanford struggled in football for years before they finally found the right head coach to bring them success.
Like it or not "big-time" football isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The more likely outcome for those frustrated by the reality is what this beleaguered administrator did: get the heck out. http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story ... chancellor