i get what you say when you say we as outsiders really don't have an objective way of viewing what a coach actually does.
All we have is the result.
Personally, I liked Gano, and I will even give credit for Danny actually developing him. Other than blocks last year (which have been shown to not be his fault) he was a damn fine kicker, and considering we brought him as a rook... we'd seen progressive improvement in the kid's game. His leg strength is superior, at least it looks that way from my sofa.
the move to Cundiff was a total head-scratcher to me.