I think there are a ton of great and attractive jobs in various sports, like any profession. You are right too it is sport based. Chapel Hill is a destination Job in probably AD and Basketball but not so much football. I’m just saying there are a handful of top jobs and we should be hiring coaches that have the drive to someday have a shot at those jobs.
I think the point im making is in the pecking order of college athletics we are a mom and pop technology company and Texas is Google. I don’t want us to hire people that see themselves here for 20 years. I want them to want to ascend the ranks in their profession. That drive is what we need. We should see our coaches either getting fired for failing - see women’s volleyball or likely leaving due to winning.-
When the pros come calling those driven folks will even leave those destination schools too, see Spurrier or Pitino. Urban Meyer also retired And returned for another destination school. Roy Williams who left Kansas to probably one of the only schools that could claim equal level.
I get what you are saying, my point is though we have to be realistic about where we are and the coaches we can hire based on our resources. If we find the success that we all hope we do, we will not be able to hold on to most of our coaches and the fanbase needs to understand that. Even if we win for 10 years in major sports and move up to AAC we won’t be a destination job for our sports. Just boots us up in the pecking order.
To get back to where we started - we should never seek to pay a woman’s coach top market dollar in their profession and I would argue we should not worry about retaining coaches in any sport that doesn’t move the needle in our market. It is a waste of money.
So to sum up. Coaches and admin getting hired away for winning and doing a good job is a good thing. Let’s be realistic about where we are in the world of resources for college athletics and being a stepping stone school isn’t a bad thing as long as we hire wisely.