Kiel was a big signing but his recruiting process lends some clues as to some potential issues.
If he didn't even want to compete for the starting spot and/or top backup and wouldn't even go through spring practice I have a hard time finding fault with anything Rees or Kelly did or didn't do.
This doesn't mean that it doesn't suck, because it does. But Rees has been a good soldier and deserves a bit more than "thank you but bye." Now, maybe he even deserves better than what I said below (something along the lines of "I hope he never plays except in a blowout"). That said, he certainly deserves a hell of a lot more than a kid that wasn't even willing to stick it out and compete.