I’m on record that I despise Gus and that is true. It’s from his HS days. I’ve come grips that there is some likelihood of this happening. So my son and I talked about it because my feelings regarding Gus impact him much more than me. If he decides he can go with it, I will. If not, well I don’t really want to think of it. I don’t think central Arkansas people are enamored with the idea of Gus - mostly because it seems the BOT has pulled a coup to the interests of those that live in NWA. I’m guessing that’s where the money is coming from. Anyway, I’ll be pulling for an Auburn win (I hate Auburn) so every probability of Gus coming to the UA is reduced.
Auburn will steal Jimbo Fisher from A&M or go finally get Bobby Petrino as the anti-Malzahn replacement and they will be fine. They will not be able to wait for Malzahn to bring his Razorbacks to play them. It will be ugly. Auburn will be fine no matter what happens.
I live in Little Rock, and Gus is pretty popular down here with most of the people I talk to. Why would he not be? If he leaves Auburn for home to come coach the Hogs, it would be a huge get for the program. The guy is a superb coach. He has won 2 SEC West titles, one SEC Title and maybe 2 within 5 years. He has played for a National Championship. What does it take for him to get respect?
I have no doubt he’s getting info from someone connected - doesn’t mean it will pan out. Things are fluid. Just like when you heard about a Coach from the northwest and that Norvell was headed to TN or FL. I’m sure that came from a good source but, again, things change.
No, I DO NOT LIKE GUS, UNLIKE EVERYONE ELSE I HEARD HIM SAY “AUBURN IS THE ONLY PLACE HIM AND HIS FAMILY HAVE EVER FELT AT HOME.”
I’m not stupid, and neither is he. He WILL NOT COME TO ARKANSAS, WHICH IS WHAT YOU CLAIMED.
As for who should be our coach, I’m not sure. Of all the names mentioned I have skepticism of each one. An out of left field hire of Chris Petersen would probably excite me, but anyone else I’d have to really look at what they’re bringing.
I have no doubt Gus is the top target of whoever is running this coaching search. At least I know he’s the target of influential donors. I also have no doubt there’s some sort of contact with him, most likely through Jimmy Sexton, but if they have personal relationships, perhaps they’re bypassing Sexton.
However, I don’t believe for one second that Gus has assured anyone he is coming here. I’m sure he’s expressed interest, would like an offer, & might even be so unhappy there that he’d like to get out. But I don’t think he’d abandon the chance to win the NC & if he wins the SECCG, we can’t wait for those to end. And I don’t discount the strong possibility that he’s playing Auburn for a huge contract extension. If it’s high enough, he might coach there one more season & just leave. He won’t need a job.
Baked lets just agree to disagree. For one Gus and his wife do not like it there. Gus feels underappreciated. ALSO 2 board members can not stand St. Gus.Maybe Gus stays but EVERY coach says the same thing wherever. That’s a MUST for a coach to say. When the mess was going on here years ago, yes there was some hard feelings. But time has passed. It;s differant now. And since when do you believe everything somebody says. Where was he when he said that. AND just not to long ago AUBURN fans wanted him fired like yesterday. FIRED!!
Also the AD Jay Jacobs is stepping down at the end of the year. Then O Guss will not have his AD that backs him. Sound familar? Kind of like Arkansas at the moment.
As for the post of the guy that doesn’t like him"Picking his nose on national TV", Gus has a lot that he has wronged over the years.
Don’t worry about talking (write) too much. At least somebody is and I am certain your people know or think they know things. Too much smoke for Gus not to be the offer. Does he really give up the players and resources there to come to our mess? That is a tough one to believe. Maybe. Needs to be over very soon. We have very, very few SEC players and there has been no real recruiting for weeks. Going to be tough for a couple of years no matter who is the coach.