it's not like they fired this guy for being the MLK of the big10.
hard to not whack a guy when he's standing up for players including A RECRUIT in group sex with an inebriated co-ed.
who wants that kind of stain on their brand to begin with, let alone a coach without the savvy to know the players put themselves in a bad spot and the casualty if that is often fariness....explain that to your players and publicly shut your mouth.
plus, if there was merit to the protest, why did the entire team fold so easily? some boycott.