DawgTownHog wrote:bakedhog19741 wrote:dwp007 wrote:Given the timing, if the buzz that Malzahn will have a say in the hiring of the next AD is true, then he may be the guy.
I like Gus. He knows Arkansas and would be a huge improvement over the past 5 years, in my opinion.
Yet personally and for different reasons, I also like Mike Leach, Charlie Strong or the guy at Memphis.
I think a lot of people fail to realize, Gus is having issues at AUB. He had a terrible two year stretch with 4 & 5* athletes. He won’t get that here. I don’t think he is one of the coaches that can make up for the gap in talent by scheme (I actually think Petrino is better at that than him).
Charlie Strong couldn’t get it don’t in Texass with 4 & 5* talent in the Little 12. I see no reason in believing he can do it here with “less talent.”
Leach is EXTREMELY OVERRATED. Many on here claimed 8-4 is mediocre. His career stats show a 7-5 guy (and that counts an 11-2 year). Bret was a career 9-3 guy prior to coming here. No way Leach will be ready for the SEC.
As for Mike Norvell, I’m not sure two years as a HC will be good enough, but if those four are my choices, I’d risk it to find out. However, the rumor mill is Norvell has already accepted another job, which will be announced after their Championship Game. If Memphis wins they’ll play in a New Year’s Six Bowl, that he may not coach in.
Just curious...you wouldn't want Norvell because he only has 2yrs as a HC...right? Soooo...a 34yr old with one year as a HC would be out of the question, huh?
Frank Broyles was 34yrs old and had one year as a HC before being hired at Arkansas and he won a National Championship 6yrs later. Geeze...
Different time, and Frank never coached in the SEC
Edit: Also, when it comes to Norvell, Memphis was built by a guy named Justin Fuente. Fuente used Norvell’s philosophy. Norvell took over a program that had already ran HIS system for two years prior to arriving. So, Norvell hasn’t turned a program around. You can give him some credit, because it was his philosophy, but he himself didn’t do anything to lead me to believe he can rebuild AR.