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bakedhog19741
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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby bakedhog19741 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:47 pm

invictahog wrote:
SilverFox wrote:If Norvell is not already committed to some new program, he will be in very short order. I truly HOPE that Arkansas has already reeled him in; - - if not, Norvell is likely bound elsewhere.

Gus is not going anywhere after today.

I would venture to say that there are VERY likely not a lot of proven-quality, household name, big-time football coaches who are champing at the bit to come to Arkansas. Our best bet - (perhaps our ONLY bet) - may be a little known dark horse up-and-coming young man who is currently either serving as an Offensive or Defensive Coordinator at a prestigious, high-profile program - - or is a HC at a lower tier or a mid tier football program.
I worry that you are right. It's a bad time to be firing both your coach and your AD unless you have something lined up. Sounds like Kelly signed with UCLA so Florida is still looking for someone in addition to Ole Miss, Tennessee, A&M

I’m pretty confident Frost is going home, so they’ll still be looking next week as well.

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby Dfarris » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:05 pm

If Gus isn’t the chosen one then we have to turn our sights and quickly because these vacancies will fill up fast.

Mike Norvell - Memphis
Neal Brown - Troy
Chad Morris - SMU
Seth Littrell - North Texas
Mike Bobo - Colorado State
Charlie Strong - USF
Frank Martin - UTSA

Im not in favor of the likes of Les Miles, Houston Nutt or Tommy Tuberville.
I just don’t think those guys would bring any juice to the program.

Those guys on the above list have ties to either our state or have been coordinators at successful power 5 programs and can recruit in the south which is a must.
However, these coaches won’t still be available if we wait to see if Gus is willing to walk away from Auburn after a possible playoff season and a top 10 recruiting class coming in on the plains next year.
So, unless we have an agreement in place with Gus, we better start working the phones and secure one of these guys soon so they can start recruiting.

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby McHawg » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:11 pm

After today Lane Kiffin will be the frontrunner.
But what about Todd Graham from Arizona St. He can could recruit Texas well.
Long shot but a great fit Justin Fuente.

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby bakedhog19741 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:14 pm

McHawg wrote:After today Lane Kiffin will be the frontrunner.
But what about Todd Graham from Arizona St. He can could recruit Texas well.
Long shot but a great fit Justin Fuente.

I’ve actually heard Fuente’s name mentioned before. It died down a little and started focusing on Gus, but I don’t think that would be a bad hire.

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby LaHog » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:45 am

I hope the U of A has already been in direct contact with at least 3-5 agents of coaches. The agents will advise their commodity if this could be a step up and with an upside. CBB got in because of “the letter” to Long. I don’t believe any other coach has tried that approach. Coaches are not going to go out on a limb if they have a good gig going, they will let their agents do the behind the scenes discussions and pray that it’s not leaked, so coaches can go on saying or denying any questions media people come up with. I think for the love of his home state, Gus would be a viable candidate, the verdict is still out on that option.

I love defense and that’s my choice for a HC. He needs SEC experience...
Pruitt of Alabama
Gratham of MSU
Venables of Clemson
I think Enos may be retained once interviewed. He can open an offense and let it rip. His biggest problem is an offensive line being coached up.
The defense needs revamped, especially in the secondary, linebackers, defensive line...yeah that side of the ball.
Just my opinion...
Carry On

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby invictahog » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:06 pm

So far this seems like a fairly predictable and rational way for the current UA administration to react.

Jeff Long was targeted by the Board of Trustees. They didn't like him because he wasn't Broyles, is from "The North," and was a technocrat focused on building our brand and improving the lives of the student athletes while being a realist as to our expected ceiling as a middle-tier program historically.

The writing was on the wall for CBB but the chancellor and acting AD pulled the trigger after Long was canned. No one else could. The acting AD is auditioning for the open AD job. She does what an AD would do which is fire the coach and try to find a new one.

Who is in charge? The acting AD. She knows that we are pretty well screwed because the board fired Jeff Long after a tenure that was well-regarded outside of the state. They fired him too close to the end of the season and after many other programs had fired their coaches. There will not be time to get a new AD to hire a new coach. The acting AD must act. Does anyone really want her to convene a committee now when there are so many programs all scrambling to get a coach? We all know the short list of good coaches. She is likely trying to get one of them to come. Whether any will come to a school without an AD who just fired a good (to the rest of the world) AD is anyone's guess. We had a shot with an out of the box hire with Jeff Long in place. Now we are just another middle-tier small state school vying with numerous other similar schools for the same scarce commodity. Maybe our acting AD will make a home run hire. Maybe she won't. Blame the board for putting us in this position. Many a rival coach will get raises this year...

Meanwhile, has Wally Hall gone senile? What a rambling, incoherent article by him today.

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby JboroHOG1718 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:29 pm

From what i have heard and read from multiple sources and people we have moved on from Norvell.

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby Dfarris » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:29 pm

And what sources are those about we’ve moved on from Norvell?

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby Hogbacker » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:15 am

I’m going to continue to believe that the powers to be have planned their work and working their plan to bring stability and a winning program back to the great fans of Arkansas. It’s just ridiculous to think they become really upset and threw their hands up in the air and said fire JL and CBB and we will figure something out later, it would be ridiculous wouldn’t it ? WPS

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Re: Okay, so now what???

Postby CajunHog » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:37 am

Anyone support Summlin coming to the Hill? He knows how to recruit Texas & maybe he brings his D.C. With him. If Chavers can't sure up the D nobody can.

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