My point is the downfall for both Nobles and Whitting was their assistants. The Head Coach cannot do everything. Whitting has to be willing to make changes because his assistants are not getting it done. He did early in his career when he replaced the pitching coach with Anderson.
If Whitting does not improve or show the willingness to make changes, I think Sean Allen would be a good option. However, I would want to know who he would hire for assistants and know more about their backgrounds. You have to have a complete competent staff to be successful.