The players, though, don't expect much to change, at least not immediately.
"Coach Stewart always let his assistants do the coaching, so I doubt much is going to change,'' Braun said. "We know how they're going to coach [after going through five weeks of spring practice] and it shouldn't be any different.''
The sudden nature of the changes, though, has left the players a bit dizzy after a week in which their only source of information about what was happening was media accounts and social networking. And while the whole thing seemed to drag on during the week, the reality is that in the end it was all concluded within a matter of days.
"It came out of nowhere,'' said Tandy, who for days was bombarded by questions from friends and family and had to tell them he knew nothing. "And the next thing I knew, it was all over.''
Not everyone, though, sees the change as anything that will clear the air. A few, like defensive end Bruce Irvin, didn't see much difficulty with having Stewart and Holgorsen co-exist, so now having only one of them remain isn't that big an issue.
"We'll do the same things, just with a different head coach,'' said Irvin. "It's pretty much going to be the same. Stewart ran what he ran and Holgorsen ran what he ran.''
But in the end, just the awkwardness of the entire situation was beginning to wear on some. Now that awkwardness - at least from the standpoint of how many head coaches the team has - has been relieved.
"We came in [Saturday] morning, had a small workout and it felt like a weight was off your back,'' Tandy said.
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.