I heard BP at the LRTD today. I had no idea what to expect either from him or the crowd (it was SRO). Came away very pleasantly surprised. My opinion of BP went up a whole lot.
Today was his first time back in the state since he left. He opened with what sounded like a very heartfelt apology to everyone there for what he’d done. He talked about how supportive & good the fans were to him, his family & Razorback teams. He actually choked up a bit as he apologized & spoke so glowingly of the fans. He got a standing “O” following that apology.
He also assured us the Razorbacks would be very good in time. Said it’s a top program with great potential–primarily because of the fan support.
Of course, he talked about his highlights here. They never lost at WMS while he was here. Spoke highly of so many of the players he coached here: Mallett, Tyler Wilson, Casey Dick, the outstanding receivers: J Wright, Adams, Hamilton, DJ Williams. (Who am I leaving off? He didn’t leave anyone out.)
He was funny, too. When asked about putting lots of pressure on his QB’s, he joked that he always thought he was considered a “players’ coach.” The presentation included some highlight plays, including the pass from Dick to London Crawford to beat LSU & the 4th & 6 where we scored a TD against LSU on a pass from Mallett to Adams. Bazzel commented that Mallett was pointing at someone on the sideline & asked BP if it were him. Petrino quipped that when Mallett pointed at him he always used a different finger.
I think the feed is available if anyone wants to watch. I’d encourage it. Like I said, my opinion of him went way up after the talk.
Here’s a link to the whole programBP at LRTD