This is good news (finding a new coach) in my opinion. Although I'm not sure how the coaching chemistry will be next year with Danny Hope on board as a head coach, I like the idea that the new coach for 2009 can recruit in 2008 and the recruits know who their coach will be. If you're not going to replace Tiller now, this is a good option. Although my preference is for a replacement now :)
I gotta believe Brock Spack had his eye on the head coaching spot. Hopefully he recognizes that his stock has taken a hit in recent years with the Boilers' poor defensive showings (as opposed to the great defenses he produced in the early Tiller years.
I'll pontificate later on "good riddance" to Joe Tiller.