My hope is that Lazor is really impressive this year - then Ross/Hickey proceeds to fire Philbin and company, give Lazor the reigns and he brings in more of these Chip Kelly style people to get this team going.
Part of me thinks Ross really wants Philbin to succeed. There is no question he likes him a lot. And if he does falter its all in on Harbaugh.
Lazor has a chance to use this as a launching pad to a head coach position elsewhere, in my opinion. If he gets Tannehill and Co. going this year, and they make playoffs perhaps this year and in 2015 then I have no doubt he'll be a hot name ala Jay Gruden.