This is just a supposition..
but I just had an idea. Just a thought.
So Gamble says to Woody. "Look I really want this job, but I would like the opportunity to hire my own coaches, even though I would be fine working with Rex. Let me go interview for the San Diego job. Just give me that opportunity. If I don't get that job, I will take this job. I think it's only fair you give me that opportunity. Leak to the press that I didn't do well so that the San Diego people aren't suspicious."
That actually makes logical sense.