I think Nororious has started a credible chain.
I personally think coach B is solid and like him.
Runs a clean program etc.
My only real criticism/observation is his sideline demeanor during games which doesn’t inspire confidence (yes thought his arguing call was nice).
I felt against Missourri and Tech that if we had a Holtz he would have gotten everyone’s attention and team would have fed off of him. Sometimes on sidelines it seems like he doesn’t care (we know he does). Would have given anything to see him thrown down his watch ala Hotlz and inspire team in emotional way. May have been all we needed because team was clearly uninspired in second halfs last couple games.
I’m in minority but I have thought for years Arkansas expects a coaching personality alone to overcome dramatic recruiting disadvantages we don’t even like to acknowledged ourselves.
I don’t blame a head coach at Arkansas for systemic recruiting disadvantage that no AD administration has overcome.
Unfair to blame an AD for recruiting because AD’s at the bigs don’t have to care.
But it’s the X factor at Arkansas. Would be impressed with AD if he dedicated plans to innovate in this area which may mean ten times the resources of other bigs within the law for us to upgrade talent enough to be a more consistent respected top program. I wonder sometimes if that is even a goal of Administration.
I don’t believe Arkansas can’t compete at the top nationally respected levels year in and out.
I’m disappointed Coach B could not motivate the last two games to beat teams we are superior to at this time and hate that it impacts perception of program.
AD deserves tremendous credit for improving facilities and getting some name play on national committees.
My hope is for AD not reacting now to the obvious, but developing a real plan to overcome talent deficit Arkansas has faced against the bigs for years.
i doubt any coach in America could fix the historic recruting deficit without a very strong AD leadership to overcome.
May not be fair because AD’s with the bigs rarely have to be involved in this area to the degree we need.
I think this AD can lead this program and show that Arkansas can be at the top.
Coach B can get us where we want to go, but this is going to take a lot of help and leadership and innovative planning perhaps as never before in our modern program history to overcome against the kind of talent we must - and rightly want to compete against. We belong in the SEC among the best.
Even after embarrassing last two games I still believe this program can compete at nationally respected top levels more years than not.