you posted in another thread it’s likely he is fired. Are you hearing this more and more from people with the power to influence such a thing? Or is this something you are projecting after covering Hog sports for almost 4 decades?
I’m sure it’s a combination - I’m just trying to read the pulse of Razorback nation from 1200 miles away.
If Bret is actually fired, I hope Long hires 1) an ethical caring coach who keeps thugs out of the program. Count me OUT of the “win at all costs” crowd, and 2) someone that believes in sound football. I happen to like Bielema’s systems. They aren’t working…and offensively I’d add some read option…but I think simply sating fan desire to see passes flying all over the yard all the time no matter what isn’t the road to longterm success at Arkansas.
PS–Petrino’s teams could run. I am talking more about a Leach style just throw throw throw. That rarely wins championships. And I actually think we have the right guy at D-Coordinator
I do hope Bret can turn it around enough to earn another year. I think the pieces are in place for a better season next year.
I don’t think there will be a win at all cost approach taken in a hire of a new head coach when that decision is made.
There’s young talent on both sides of the ball. I hope they keep Michael Smith and Barry Lunney when a change is made.
But I’m not convinced there will be a change this year. Paul Rhodes isn’t doing what he said he would do with the defense so he can hit the road when that times comes.