I don't know if that really was Floreal who sent the link above regarding saving Weir's job... but does Floreal really make all the hiring and firing decisions? I find that hard to believe. I'm sure he has influence, but he's not calling the shots.
Stanford once again doesn't seem to be getting the most out of its runners and field men. The cross-country team performance this year was the worst in the history of the program. 17th? Get out of town... Clearly there needs to be some shake-up.
I know that when David Vidal was hired, or brought in, or whatever his situation was, there were some absolutely top-flight candidates for that position who never even got the courtesy of a reply to their applications. My suspicion is that they had to advertise the job (some sort of NCAA requirement, perhaps), but that they had no real money to pay anyone. Vidal's job -- and I'm only making an educated guess -- is probably paid at the graduate assistant level. Because otherwise I don't know why the Stanford Athletic Department, usually a class act, couldn't even respond to applications for a job they listed.