hiring of Pat Chambers and the “departure” of Ed, along with what Phil said on the Jed Donahue show yesterday, here’s my take on the situation:
According to Phil, a lot of the stuff that frustrated Ed over the years was addressed in Chamber’s hire: i.e. higher salaries for head coach and assistants, bigger recruiting budget, and control of the venue.
So Ed had to leave in order for the AD to get the message that we really needed to improve in those areas?? Really?
Putting 1 and 2 together, it seems like (to borrow from the Parliamentary System), PSU/Curley had “lost confidence” in Ed and weren’t really inclined to extend his contract for another couple years (like they did after the NIT championship).
Ultimately, it seemed like what PSU did was to give Ed the old “de facto” termination.
Couldn’t blame the guy if he was just a little bitter about all this.