We've heard all about what a great coach and recruiter he is. All the players and recruits have nothing but good things to say about him. We'd be likely to keep all of our current recruits, and a guy who was a great recruiter as an assistant is likely to be even better as the head coach.
We've gotten a big "no" from all of the high profile candidates that we've gone after. At this point, we'd be settling if we got anyone else. So let's not be stupid and get someone like Tubby Smith who would bring in a whole new staff and would set the program way back if they failed. Ehsan is basically an extension of Gary Williams. If it turns out he isn't the right guy for the job, we're basically right back where we are now.
Honestly, I think he IS the right guy for the job. I've heard nothing but good things about him from the players and Williams himself. He's young, he seems driven, and he's learned from the man himself, Gary Williams. We have such a prime young candidate on our hands it would be such a blown opportunity to let him go considering the circumstances.
On twitter, the #EhsanForHC campaign is in motion and going strong. The hardcore fanbase is starting to get behind Rob now. So, Mr. Anderson, make the right choice. Hire Rob Ehsan.