If the team rebounds and wins 8-9 games, he and his agent scream to anyone who will listen, "See, I can turn around a program, look at all the changes I made. I can do it to yours too! Pleeeeeeeeeeease hire me!!!"
More likely his players continue to tune him out and he stumbles to a 5-6 win season and the administration has no choice but to fire him. He lives large for several more years on his buyout.
Either way, he's lost nothing by marketing himself as a "new man."