Hope you are right but you are banking on our recruiting class being the persuader and that class ranks behind Auburn’s for sure and I think MissState’s too. Plus their previous recruiting classes on their campus are way better than ours, so how is our one and only in several decades “middle of the pack in the SEC” recruiting class going to be the deal clincher?
Oh, I guess you could argue that ANY OL is going to be better than what we put on the field this year.
On the other hand, we graduate 3 and may bring in from 3 to 5 newcomers. And there are no real “rocks” among the returnees around which to build said OL. Just because we acknowledge that it was a weakness this year, and know it has to improve, doesn’t mean it automatically will.
I think they will be a little better - maybe more so toward the end of the season - barring injuries. But I just don’t see a marked improvement in the OL next year. Probably year after next, if we keep everyone we have and sign 5 more next year (2020).
If god gave us no Hope where would we be. I liked coach CBB. 2 words changed my thoughts about a man being paid 4M bucks. Flip Flops. Maybe tacky on my part just unprofessional.
You can just tell CCM is buying all in. Working hid butt off. I would suggest he’s working 16-18 hours a day.
When I worked at Whirlpool and building houses, I slept 4-5 hours a day. 7 days a week. When I coached I drew up a plan and studied every kid and the moves he could make, or not make. Studied all night long moving players from position to position. When I built a house in 2 days I could see the lay of the land the exact place for every roor and colors gave a complete vision of my project.
We need to finish strong and get a couple of differance makers. Then get the team, with solid team leadership to change the culture.
A “I’m not going to let this team fail again.” TEAM attitude. WE’ve picked a really bad year schedule wise but miracles can happen.
With some luck and the right bounce of the ball (some coaching) we can win enough and get to a bowl game. Team leadership and a couple of kids break out. If not just don’t even go or watch.
I hope Kelly sees he can make a difference and be a leader of this team.
As great as it would be to have Kelly Bryant (and I am cautiously optimistic that he’s coming) or another grad transfer at QB next year, part of me says that only delays getting on with the program. Connor Noland could start as a redshirt freshman (and take our lumps), then the next year he’d be a redshirt sophomore with a year-and-a-third’s experience. But if he’s on the bench (albeit learning under Bryant), then in 2020, we’ll be starting over with a QB with very little experience.
I really hope KB or Fine or another excellent grad transfer comes, but I can see some downside to it as well.
Teams start over with inexperienced quarterbacks alll the time and have success. Not sure why it needs to be any difference at Arkansas. Last I heard Fine is the quarterback at North Texas and has not announced any transfer. Why would he?
Agree——he goes to MSU or Auburn. Offenses suit him, and he will have adequate protection to make multiple reads and show his passing and decision making skills. Initially I wanted him to be a Hog but we don’t yet have enough pieces around him to serve him well. Our incoming class shapes up to be fantastic but don’t expect more than 2 or 3 of them to be real difference makers. One of our most glaring deficiencies is along the OL and there are very few freshman that can be impactful on the OL as freshman. Our direction, I think and hope, is trending up but 2019will be another long year. It’s wearing me out,