... would you want to climb this mountain anymore? Would it be any fun knowing he has to produce results next season (and, if it happens, beyond) that are realistically beyond expectations for even a proven coach? Sure, he's getting the money, but he doesn't seem like a person who would just want to coast on the gravy train as long as he can, and feel good about it. I think Pollard's statement was back-dooring a resignation because he understood the financial constraints of the contract. If the coach decides not to bolt, JP is 100 percent behind him (until next year at this time, if it's the same situation). And he is up front with the coach about all this (but not up-front with fans) â€” and he says, "if you aren't up to the challenge, we will do everything we can to help you in your next direction." Just a theory â€” mainly for discussion, because it just seems like a no-win situation at this point.