Enos' success as our OC just increases the risk (for us) that

he will leave for another HC job. Writer projects that another good year with Austin and the Razorbacks and he will probably be gone. Or maybe that’s just how interpret his musings.

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/arkan … ches-list/

We are lucky he is still here now. There have been offers, but I do believe he wants a couple more years of competing in the SEC against the best. Then get a good power 5 HC job.

Enos had an under .500 record in an average league. I’d be surprised to see any Power 5 teams offer him a job unless Arkansas has a breakout year.

He will probably leave if the right position comes along, but when he took the job there were some quotes from him about always wanting to be a head coach, becoming one and finding out it not quite what you think it will be. He seemed to enjoy his time as a head coach but also missed the actual game planning and coaching that comes with being a coordinator and position coach. Like I said, he will probably leave if and when the right job opens up, but maybe he enjoys actually coaching instead of all of the PR work and other headaches that come along with being the head man.

A man can dream can’t he?

If we have a breakout year, he’ll get some great offers as OC at bigger schools but we can live with that.

Matt, I didn’t indicate this in the OP, but he has also had some interest from the pros, as well. But likely as an assistant or more likely OC.

I could see him being a QB coach at the NFL level.

He may hang around in thoughts that if Bret fails to pull it together he’d have a good shot at a promotion from within.

That comes with having good assistants. Just part of the deal.

I don’t know about you but I like having assistants that others want.

I don’t know how JL could avoid giving consideration to promoting him if BB moved on. And I’m likely in the minority, but I can see a scenario where BB might just do that.

Arkansas was a good job while we were in the SWC; not so in the SEC. Has to be one of the most difficult in Power 5, IMO. So, if he had a couple of 9 or 10 win seasons and garnered some interest from the NFL, I could see him moving on.

Arkansas’ last two football coaches won conference titles in their previous job, so there is an expectation that whenever the time comes to replace Bielema, it will be with a coach who had similar - if not better - credentials as a head coach. The salary will command that kind of hire. The fans will demand it.

With all due respect to Dan Enos as a coordinator, his record indicates that he was not a good head coach. He was 26-36 overall at Central Michigan, including 18-22 in the MAC and never won more than seven games in a season.

Dan Enos is a very good offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. I think he could very well move to another school if there is a breakout season, but I don’t know about a head coach job. I think it would be a deal where he makes a lot more money for him to make a move. It could be back to the Big Ten. That’s his roots. Not sure how many Big Ten schools would pay a coordinator $1.25 or something like that. But that’s probably what it would take. Most would make a move for a $400,000 bump. I sure would. Could Arkansas match that? Perhaps if he’d taken the Hogs to something good. I figure that he’d eventually want to be a head coach again, but maybe it just has to be the right spot.

And how has that worked out with the last hire at Arkansas? His record at Arkansas is not much better than Enos’.

If you take out Petrino’s last two years, I’m not sure Enos could do any worse than any of the other glorified hires by Long. Or anyone else that’s been at Arkansas since Hatfield left. Just facts.

Arkansas is not exactly in a position of strength when it comes to attracting top of the line coaches. Fact again.

And I’d like to know the last time fan’s thoughts were considered in the decision to hire an Arkansas head coach.

To be clear, when I was a season ticket holder I was contacted by the ADs office asking if I had any interest in a suite in the north end zone. But there was no language in the email that even hinted at my opinion regarding “good idea” or “bad idea” on moving ahead with the project. And never, ever, even been contacted regarding the hiring process of a head coach.

This Matt, just for informational purposes: The last head coach to win an NCAA national championship had no head coaching experience when he was hired. In fact he had never held a coordinator position of any kind either. And he was hired by a former Razorback player and later held an athletic administration job under J. Frank Broyles before moving on to Clemson as AD.

Sometimes one just has to think outside the box.

I agree with what you said about the move Terry Don Phillips made at Clemson. There was something about that coach that made Terry Don think he would be a successful head coach. Was it his recruiting? Hmmm. Was it his ability to motivate the players? There are times to hire an assistant as a head coach. There are times to think outside the box. But, if you can hire a proven head coach, that’s the thing to do, almost every time. Dan Enos might prove to be something special the second time around. Ed Orgeron might be that the second time around as a head coach. Don’t know.

I always wondered what would have happened had Frank Broyles hired Joe Kines instead of bringing back Danny Ford. I would have liked to have seen that. But, just after elevating Jack Crowe to head coach and see him flop, he decided that wasn’t a good idea. He elected to get a proven head coach. That is the way it’s going to happen most of the time.

You’re right Clay, according to Terry Don, he said he had observed Dabo on the practice field and with recruits (and he was/is a cracker jack recruiter) and they were just drawn to the guy. Of course his demeanor is much more up beat than what I’ve seen from Enos. But his players really appear to like him.

I would have liked to see Joe Kines get two or three years to see what he could do. But Razorback football was at a bad place by then that I’m not sure how it would’ve gone for him.