I remember when he was playing. All the coaches commented that he was a player coach (I think all he did was hold for kickers but that can be a very big job). He flat stated at that time that his goal was to be the coach at Arkansas. Seems it may still be his goal.
My wife’s family were all born and raised in Newport. Her brother and sister were born there but she was born in Pine Bluff. Her dad and grandfather had a grocery store there for years. Hayden’s grocery. Sam Walton was a frequent customer stopping in for cheese, crackers and sardines to take bird hunting with him. Tom Collier was her Uncle.