Do you realize how shallow the coaching pool is? I know a lot of people think you have to take the volunteer assistant > paid volunteer at small school > coach at small program > D1 coach route, but “years experience” is nowhere near as important as a proven track record of developing athletes.
What else are schools like Notre Dame, Ole Miss, or Oregon going to do? Poach another A-list D1 coach from another program? They would be foolish to not see the allure of bringing in a guy like Brosnan, who you would think would have no problem taking a recruiting class of sub-4:05, sub-14:20 guys and making them a podium contender.