I think the major concern is two CSP's are suddenly gone. Going thru this multiple times does not inspire confidence.After months of things just getting better & better (try an remember the situation a year ago) ... having one setback in one (albeit, major metropolitan) place seems a little thin to be making blanket theories about.
I recognize Alex Pop had a stellar reputation. But, do we even know who broke up with who?
I caution against throwing blame around without actually knowing any of the facts.