I meant singular credential for him to get this job now, not in the strictest sense of the world. I should have said most notable or something like that. His failure at his most recent and relevant job precludes his authority, sorry. 12 years ago is 12 years ago, and he was an abysmal failure at it. It is he going to completely refrain from making comments about team needs or directions for the future? If so, then fine. But we all know that ain't going to happen and he was atrocious.
The opening scene of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" is loosely based on games of dodgeball Brian Dawkins played in second grade.