I was in Little Rock last week and had the conversation with several die hard Arky fans about Horton. To a man, they all agreed he would be a huge loss. He is very highly respected across the state by everyone that knows anything about football.
Of course, now that he pops up on the radar for Auburn the jilted lovers on here say he sucks.
Horton is a great guy and a class act. I hope you guys pay and treat him well. I'm not sad about this at all though, we weren't going to retain him unless we couldn't get someone bigger. If horton left that means that we got a higher tier coach. I say this because you're fricking crazy if you think horton wouldn't have stayed at arkansas if he was offered any on the field coaching position.
I agree, I think he wanted to stay. That's where he played and makes his home. However, just because CBB decided to go in a different direction with his staff doesn't say everything about his ability to coach.
AR has had a lot of good running backs under his watch and the only year there were fumbling issues that I remember is last year.
As far as recruiting, Arkansas has always been a tough place to recruit. It's a low population state that is surrounded by big-time programs in the SEC and Big 12. To blame Horton for the loss of 4 & 5 star recruits, in state or otherwise, isn't really being fair.