It would be more than understandable if two people, both of whom will soon be former UH employees, spent their remaining time on their contracts pursuing their next endeavors. After all, UH decided it didn’t work out and is going in another direction, but will honor the financial obligation of the contracts.
But UH being UH — and under scrutiny for its spending — a past year’s coach and administrator will remain on the Lower Campus for at least another month. New offices for them are being sought.
The situation is not their fault, and bless them for wanting to earn their paychecks. But, still, it’s like a soon-to-be-divorced couple without children still living in the same house. It does complicate dating. (In this case, the new AD officially begins his UH job today after serving in a voluntary capacity the past couple weeks.)
We wish the former coach and administrator well. They worked hard, gave their best, and were loyal to the school. But it’s probably time to move on to the next adventure.