If Gus is indeed safe for next season.
The only strategy at this point is for AD Greene to publicly support Gus for the 2020 season and solidify 2020 recruits.
If a change is being made
Fire Gus between now and after bama game and hope that the remaining staff can keep recruits on board until a new coach is hired hopefully before the early signing period.
Fire Gus and give Steele an interim position to prove if he is the guy or not and hold onto the recruiting class and let him hire coaches prior to the early signing period if so decided. Remove interim.
Allow Gus to finish the season and wait to the new fiscal year and release him as the buyout drops $6 million dollars roughly. The main part of the recruiting class is signed.
There is also the factor of getting the coach that we want and is it best to start the search now or later? To this I believe without a doubt that Greene has a list already and so does the PTB(they may have several, egos).