I thought that was what I was doing. Perhaps you should direct that to those who originated the analogy and not to me when I say - 'The Beamer saga had a lot of layers to it, none of which really matter that much any more.' That certainly seemed like a dismissal to me.
I'll agree with you that VT football and VT basketball analogies are pointless and not at all related.
I thought he was adding his agreement to your post
It could very well be Jim Weaver pulling a CYA by saying it wasn't about the money, when Johnson left for a 33% pay increase. How is it not about the money? He left VT for Clemson, which is about as close to VT as you can get in the college basketball landscape, the sole exception being Clemson has five decades of ACC membership on their resume.
Sort of like the gal saying - 'It's not you, it's me...' as she crushes you by leaving you to sleep with your best friend.
You don't go to the CEO to get approval to give a raise to someone in middle management. That is ridiculous. Weaver has to get Stegar's approval to boost the pay of an assistant coach, when Weaver is running a $50+ million dollar athletic department? And he has to ask Charlie if it's okay for him to boost a guy's pay by $50K to retain him? Seriously?
It sounds more like a case of Weaver covering himself than routine budgetary procedure.
Of course, Weaver's version goes against logic. Not that an AD would ever try to cover his arse when a personnel situation goes sour. Nah, they never do that...
NOR is it ever in their best interest to insinuate (the only other conclusion one could draw from the exodus) that the coach they stood behind is running off coaches and players alike.....
My only point (and you very well MAY be right about the CYA) is that we don't really have nearly enough decent evidence to know one way of the other....EITHER way, it doesn't "play" well...THAT'S for sure.
Agreed, it plays very badly, especially with any recruits. Regardless of whether his status was shaky before, Greenberg has to now know it's time for him to leave. Right or wrong, his relationship with Weaver just fractured, and he might as well look elsewhere. Weaver just detonated the bridge behind Greenberg.