I agree, Dublin is the dream job. You can make a complete disaster of it, and the players will always get the blame for not being wrishty enough.
The whole myth of the manager is being totally over blown though. Managing a county hurling team isn't rocket science, or it isn't a gene you get with your mothers milk. If you are a good team manager (and not everyone is, but a lot are) and if you have good senior hurling management experience, you would make a go of it. Sure there are degrees of ability, but the incumbent is hardly setting the bar too high there.
For me getting the likes of Sutcliffe, Kelly and the Schuttes playing and firing on all cylinders would make an infinitely bigger difference then a manager would (assuming it is a relatively sensible one).
I have absolutely no doubt a Dublin guy could do it, even the fact that that has to be written feels a bit foolish. I am sure guys made mistakes too in who was vetoed and who wasn't. But time moves on and hopefully people have learnt. Possibly what we need is a bit of mediation by a guy who would carry a bit of respect all round.