You were right and I was wrong. Surprised but wrong.
So much for all the theories.
I also think it might be a bad look to other candidates to have Neb try to weasel out of the whole amount and threaten to "NOT" fire him ... but he be dead man walking...
One of those things that if you negotiate, no matter how well meaning, it looks like you are trying to change the deal after the whole deal is over. Next coach might see their offer and think "yeah but later are they going to demand I re-negotiate?"
In the land of CFB where outside of serious issues you pay it all out... trying not to is wonky.