Ultimately admitted Oregon was 2nd best job on West Coast if not 1st because of commitment of everyone from top to bottom in Eugene along with the Phil Knight/Nike Factor.
Espn did the article comparing the two jobs back in summer and picked us by a slim margin. I was in the other camp on it for precisely the same reasons as Brock stated.
2nd point he made was ultimately JL was fired because he believed he could take any player and coach (as witnessed by his choice of OC/promotion of BG to DC, and rest of his hires who had zero real experience or ties to recruiting on the west coast) put them into his system and success would follow. As it turned out that was completely false in both on and off field results.
His top 2 candidates are Baylor HC and Campbell. Plan B guys Wilcox and Sitake.