Where did I say “UConn would tie him to a DC”? All I said “it would not surprise me if DB tries to negotiate for Spanos”. Along the lines of “hey you know we have a guy here who might make a good DC if you’re looking for one”. If he tried to make Spanos contingent on getting the HC job, that’s nuts, which is what you’re suggesting.If UConn was really going to be paying $3.5M for a head coach, they are not going to tie him to a defensive coordinator who is not his guy and whose defenses (and this is more a function of talent) haven't been statistically good.
If they're paying $3.5M the head coach is going to get his picks not the ADs choices for the coordinators.