Here's what I've been told. You can believe, not believe, I don't give a shit. I like most of you so I'll put it out there. Just know that my source isn't a janitor, a friend of a friend of a friend, it's someone directly connected with someone high up in the front office.
I posted last night that Clark has a basic man crush on Pioli. That's never wavered. Clark is of the opinion that a QB and a new shiny HC will spark the fanbase (which he's 100% wrong about). Pioli has done a master sales job, but Clark breaking up with him basically was a huge long shot.
The real, real shitty part is that not only is he going to be back for 2013, but to attract any HC candidates, Clark knows that he's going to have to lock Pioli is to an extension the length of the contract the HC signs.
That's the death blow to all of this.
Pioli's not only going to be here for 2013, but baring a miracle here at a minimum of 2 years after that.
Now obviously none of this is set in stone, people can miscommunicate information, but this is what I've been told as of 15 minutes ago. Believe at your own risk.
The misinfo out there about all of this is crazy. I'm holding out hope it's false, but the tea leaves are all pointing to this being real and that the ****ing fat meathead is back again.
He's going to go on a media ass kissing circuit like he did last year to try to portray himself as a nice guy. I can tell you that other people that work in that front office (not the source of my info) were praying he'd be fired.
Clark just loves the money Pioli makes for him and he truly believes Pioli was mostly the brains behind the Pats titles.
I want to throw up.