There is a lot more to think about than just we lost to Wake, screw this. Firing him now would set this program back 5 years. Its a small sample so far but we are seeing the early signing period is killing first year coach's classes. They get stuck with kids they may not want or don't fit their scheme and the "high star" kids they do get are only available because other teams who have been in on them backed off or don't value them as highly as their stars suggest. To do this twice in three years would be roster suicide. Its also incredibly unfair to fire a coach after one real recruiting class.
Never mind what coach in their right mind would walk into this program right now. APR number is a disaster since Jimbo didn't make kids go to class so you cant purge the roster of kids you don't want. (this has affected Willie too). University Pres, AD and Booster Pres are all retiring next year so the people who hired you wont be here to protect you.
FSU has serious money problems. We were an all girls school for a long time. Law school wasn't founded until 1966, Medical school wasn't founded until 2000. We don't have a big donor base. Here's a fun stat. FSU has 14 people who donate more than $25K per year. UGA has 38 people who donate an average of $200K over a five year span and 1150 people who donate $25k. We are way behind in TV money too because our network is just getting started. After dropping the requisite $30M-$40M on outgoing and incoming buyouts, the football budget will be destroyed. Our scholarships aren't even endowed for god's sake.
Willie gets 3 years. It will at least give him time to set a nice floor for the roster for whoever comes next and will take about $7M off that buyout number. Hopefully with some new OL he can put together a nice season next year and this becomes moot. Im not sure he can but I do believe he deserves the chance.
Only win 4 games and this all goes out the window. Fire him.