This is clearly an attempt to milk one more year off the contract. Beavs will be HORRIBLE next year based on roster alone. Combine that with a fanbase of one (JackBeav claims he’s the last standing), a coach who (for the tenth time) doesn’t seem to want to be in Corvallis, and an AD who only wants the coach for political and financial reason (the latter of his own doing).
Next year there might be 100 fans per game by mid-season. You might know every single one by name. Now that is family atmosphere!