Great coaches understand how to pivot and maximize their players strengths. Neither coordinator has tried to play towards their players strengths, and it has been repeated in game after game.i don't believe Sonny wants to replace Gillespie or Briles. It's just a feeling based on articles read/heard.
I'll tell you one thing, this bunch can recruit!
Sonny will never admit it, but the chemistry on this team NEVER materialized. I also think the NIL had a lot to do with this. Trying to manipulate the chemistry, organization, and egos of 18-19-20-year-olds would be a frustrating task, then add money paid, and you have a monster on your hands!
Joe Gillespie is a better coach now because of obvious personnel needs. Slowly improving! And Briles falls into a similar situation. No consistency or offensive statement because, again, not the right personnel. Limited resources cause consistency!
I have heard over and over, Dykes is a good CEO from people who would know of that.