Gary knew exactly what he was doing!! And, has for a long time. He did not change because he knew the method worked and did not trust any new method. Another way of saying, he's hard headed and stubborn. Some on here continue to say he'll coach at another school. No he's done, that's it for Gary. I've known GP for a long time. Know his family, know his first ex wife and the three grandboys. Gary will change when hell freezes over. He doesn't have to and inside his body, its what he is comfortable with. If you understand his personality you know what I saying. He's a good man that's for sure and if I ever had to, I'd want him in my fox hole during a fight. I wouldn't have to put up his mouthing because he lost his voice three minutes into the fight. He did put TCU on the map and at the same time almost took us off the map too, The admin loved it because they knew the program is doing just fine and had little contact with him. Now after 21 years they have to face the program again and therefore know little what to do to hire a coach who can improve on GP's record. On top of that, an AD in unfamiliar territory and apparently confused. Just look at today for example, everyone knows who the coach is going to be but has not even announced its intentions. Just a bit hesitant I'd say in unfamiliar territory. First mistake was ,to call and ask are you interested in becoming a coach at TCU. In the day, if I needed a talent for a position in the company, I'd put my rear end on a plane and let him say no to my face. This Dykes thing scares me and as far as I'm concerned, they took the easy road and just gave it a 1/2 a.. try!Exactly. Nick, evolved and hires effective coaches to do their jobs. Is Nick still a hard ass, absolutely.
You can’t dog cuss everyone on the field and not produce. Pretty sure that’s been an understanding long before this “new” climate.
What changed was offenses figuring out GP’s defense and GP’s inability to change and hire good coaches.