When Lane Kiffin is your coach, he can cut and run when someone makes him an offer, he can get fired on the runway as the team’s charter plane lands, or he could put them on a decade long probation.
Ole Miss plays one of the toughest conference schedules in FBS. They aren’t buying their way out of the game at Charlotte. They’d have to find a FBS game to replace it on short notice.
Ole Miss had David Cutcliffe as their head coach and had 4 good years when Eli Manning was there. They went 4-8 the year after he graduated. The Chancellor and AD called Cutcliffe in, didn’t like his answers as to why they took a step backwards, and fired him. They’ve treaded water since.
Mississippi has 3.15 million people and 3 FBS programs. North Carolina would need 10 to have a similar ratio of FBS programs to people.