We have a chance to get out front and help stop the craziness of these escalating salaries and stand our ground. We can tell Gus good riddance and encourage him to go to the grass greener on the other side and stick to our convictions and budget and hire a second tier head coach or an up and comer assistant at our current levels. The reality is, with the hunchback getting paid $6M, Jim Bob getting $7.5, and Satan getting $11+M, Gus holds the chips and we have to decide whether we want to play or not. Pitching Gus at this point would set us back another 2-4 years to get a cohesive, effective staff in place, and we would still pay any known replacement in the 6-8M range. It's called capitalism and that's the current market. If we had any idea of getting rid of him, it should have happened 6 weeks ago. Auburn needs to get the deal done quickly and stop this waste of energy.