I think she’s fine for a bit. COVID + extra eligibility give programs enough cover and plausible deniability, unless there are issues unrelated to the pandemic. I’d say the same about UCLA, as weak as they are now and as much as I’d like to see 1-3 of those coaches replaced. A couple positive contacts or tests can tank your whole season, instantly.
I’m not sure I’d sack her now, even if COVID weren’t a thing. Their recruiting has been eye-popping the past few years, they look better since the 2018 debacle (they’re in first going into Regionals, lol), and SECs isn’t a great data point. There was no point in them going hard there. They already won the regular season, they were down Thomas on 3 events, and nothing that could have happened at any of the conference meets would have affected their top 4 seeding for Regionals. The focus should be Regionals-NCAAs.
Florida also had a beam meltdown at a Regionals in a year they ended up winning NCAAs (2014). There just wasn’t enough parity for it to make a difference in them qualifying, whereas the 2018 Regional score would have ended up qualifying in 2014, and several other years as well, back when a low- or mid-196 was all you needed to make it out of Regionals. Just some context.
Anyways, not trying to make excuses, because there are definitely some transgressions on bars (perhaps firing Owen Field for these terrible dismounts is a good middle ground before sacking Rowland). Vault can get weird, fast. But I do think they look better overall, and there’s no reason to go nuts with clearing house with such a big unknown like COVID afoot, and a bumper crop of elite talent coming that Jenny can take credit for.