I could agree with all if this as a reason to give Ron a pass for the record we have if it were all there was to it.
The circumstances that forced the decisions on personnel choices I agree he gets some forgiveness on. I agree that it was Hurney's, and to some extent his, decisions that put us in a financial mess. So players had to be replaced, rightly so or not, and you get what we got with little money and limited talent available that would come here on one or two year deals. That's going to change but will take time.
What I do have an issue with is his active/starter personnel decisions and his game preparation and management. He has not improved in any of those areas in 4 years. That in itself is reason for dismissal.
I disagree that we haven't seen improvement in 4 years from Ron. His first season, Ron was very tepid, no fire, overly cautious. Do you think Ron would be going for it on 4th and 1 in his first year of head coach? No way. His clock management has also improved.
Game prep? You can't go 12-4 without good game prep.. that season shows he is capable if we have the capable talent on the roster. This year we are extremely young, as we lose many veterans in the offseason.
Personnel decisions? These young guys need to develop. Where they are now is not where they were at the beginning of the season. He is plugging guys like Andrew Norwell, Benwikere, etc, at the appropriate time and they are making impacts. These guys have a better understanding of the playbook now, and more than likely would have made many mistakes if they were plugged in earlier in the season. Let's remember John Fox, who would have played the veteran at all costs, and these young rookies would have never gotten the chance to show what they were made of this season.
I applaud Ron for the job he's done, and think he definitely deserves another shot to right the ship next season.