I want to preface this by saying that I don’t think that the scenario below will occur; but it almost did with Keady, so it is not completely unthinkable no matter how unlikely.
Firing Painter is very different than if he unilaterally decided to leave … either to retire or pursue more money elsewhere … but, IF he did decide to leave who would be on your short-list of coaching candidates who you’d like to see considered and why? What changes would you want the coach to implement on his staff and recruiting approach? As an example, what of Painter’s players from the past 8 years would he actively recruit that Painter did not and what players would he seek to avoid? Why would those players choose Purdue over wherever they ended up under this new coach?