When this rumor popped up I thought it didn't make sense for him to take a step backwards from coaching pros to having to deal with college kids and the extra stuff that comes with it.
But I read a article on twitter that implies he is doing both. From that standpoint this seems like a great move for Nike to create a pipeline of HS stars to Oregon to BTC giving Schumacher four years to audition and develop athletes for the next level while the NIL dollars can ensure he keeps getting the cream of the crop to create a well balanced team.
Thomas seems to be the question mark, sucks to coach two of the best mid distance prospects in the past decade from NCAA to potentially being out of a job. Although he could just focus on mid d while Schumacher is more hands on with 5k/10k/steeple and XC