Posted by
Message
Jack Ruby
Central Arkansas Fan
Member since Apr 2014
6139 posts

It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
With the Tennessee calamity (probably Arkansas's closest competition for coaches) and with A&M seemingly dead set on chasing Jimbo, Arkansas - who most said would be fricked during the hiring season-actually seems to be set with the best pool of potential coaching candidates.

Kiffin, Norvell, Leach, (Maybe Venables) and yes, even still some saying Gus is in play if he loses this weekend (he won't come either way though).

It seems regardless, Arkansas is going to get e very quality coach that will probably have significant input as to who his boss will be, especially if he is hired first which seems now likely.

If you're one of these guys, Arkansas also looks very sane and stable compared to Tenner, all while probably paying exactly the same salary.

This post was edited on 11/27 at 1:11 pm


NIH
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Aug 2008
85676 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
Would not surprise me at all if Arkansas and State end up having the best hires of the offseason. Not having immense pressure to hire a big name like Gruden or Chip Kelly or whoever allows a search with due diligence.


TchPowDog
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2015
1252 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
I think Leach would be a homerun for them. He knows the area recruiting-wise.


Latarian
Arkansas Fan
Thug POS
Member since Jul 2010
24742 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
Petrino and Bielema were both hired with almost no warning or leaks. Looks like this hire is gonna go down the same way, which is a good thing.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
wareaglepete
Auburn Fan
Sugar Bear
Member since Dec 2012
1270 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
This is the week guys, if Gus loses this time, it really is going to happen.


Porcine Human
Oregon State Fan
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2016
4802 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
quote:

I think Leach would be a homerun for them. He knows the area recruiting-wise.


Do not want


bamasgot13
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Feb 2010
12662 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
quote:

This is the week guys, if Gus loses this time, it really is going to happen.


Might. Might not. I doubt he's forgotten that you guys wanted him fired 4 weeks ago, tho.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
160
Eric Nies Grind Time
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Sep 2012
20181 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
Thus begins the reign of MSU and Arkansas atop the SEC West.


Jack Daniel
LSU Fan
In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
12671 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
Except it’s arkansas.


Hawgeye
Coastal Carolina Fan
tFlagship Brothel
Member since Jun 2009
25056 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
quote:

It seems regardless, Arkansas is going to get e very quality coach that will probably have significant input as to who his boss will be, especially if he is hired first which seems now likely.


No matter what anyone on this board or in the media says, Arkansas recently ends up with very good hires on paper.

1976: Broyles hires Lou Holtz
1984: Broyles hires Ken Hatfield from Air Force
1991: Broyles promotes Jack Crowe from OC(this is why Ark has never gone coordinator route again)
1993: Broyles hires Danny Ford
1998: Broyles hires Houston Nutt(least experienced HC hire)
2008: Long hires Bobby Petrino
2012: Long hires Bret Bielema

The history of the Arkansas job being open, shows that there is always interest from top coaches from around the nation. Outside of the Crowe hire, each head coach has been a known commodity at the HC position. Outside of Houston Nutt, each coach has coached at a very high level.

History says, Arkansas will normally make a very good hire on paper. Since 1957, Bret Bielema is the ONLY head coach hire with experience, who hasn't worked out well for Arkansas.
This post was edited on 11/27 at 1:26 pm


NIH
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Aug 2008
85676 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
62270 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
This MSU hire is incredibly huge for their program.

Moreso than it would normally be.

Ole Miss is about to be in the gutter for a few years and MSU has a real chance to dominate the state in ways they have never before. The right coach could set them up for big success for over a decade.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
skirpnasty
Mississippi St. Fan
Atlantis
Member since Aug 2012
10389 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
It's nice to have a fanbase with realistic yet optimistic expectations. Skip right past Gruden, Kelly, and Frost to logical options like Pruitt, Venables, Norvell, etc... Then fans are happy and actually support the hire when it's made.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
81
TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
62270 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
quote:

History says, Arkansas will normally make a very good hire on paper.


Arky has a boat ton of money and reasonable expectations.


Hawgeye
Coastal Carolina Fan
tFlagship Brothel
Member since Jun 2009
25056 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
quote:

Arky has a boat ton of money


People tend to forget about this. The amount of money Arkansas is paying out this year in buyouts alone and not blinking an eye, speaks volumes. In the midst of a $200 million stadium renovation.

quote:

reasonable expectations.


I would agree. 90% of Arkansas fans are content with 9 win seasons and being in contention for the SEC West every 2 or 3 years. Sort of like Houston Nutt's tenure here. Nutt just seemed to have too low of a down year. Petrino proved a coach can have Arkansas in position at the end of the season his last two years. That is all a fan base can ask for, really.


Tridentds
Texas A&M Fan
Sugar Land
Member since Aug 2011
8600 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
Arkansas seems like a great job for good coach. Nice area, nice facilities, very good fanbase. Petrino proved Hogs can win in the SEC.

Maybe since they got rid of Long things will happen for them.


Ham Solo
Arkansas Fan
Member since Apr 2015
2682 posts
 Online 

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
It's Kiffin or Norvell. My money is on Lane. Just waiting for them to finish out their season.

Very slim outside chance Gus just wants the hell out of Auburn and comes here, but I just don't see it. I feel like he is positioning himself for a big Auburn raise. I would rather have Kiffin anyway.


ShaneTheLegLechler
Houston Astros Fan
Rockets in 5
Member since Dec 2011
43388 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
I’ve always thought Gundy and Arkansas would be a match made in heaven but it seems like he’s patched things up with T Boone. Lane would be very interesting


TDsngumbo
USA Fan
TDsngumbo (R)
Member since Oct 2011
11428 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
I'm pulling for Les Miles to go to Arkansas.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
25
Porcine Human
Oregon State Fan
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2016
4802 posts

re: It Feels like Arkansas is actually in the best position for a coach now
Would love to see what kind of talent Kiffin could bring to the Hill


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram