I saw RD retweeted this earlier… Its awesome to see Arkansas show up on this list.
It’s also scary to realize that the entire SEC west is also on this list. I’m sure that our team will get better, and CCM is obviously a good recruiter. However, I’m afraid there will have to be a shift of some kind in the dynamics of our situation for us to experience any type of sustained success in conference play or legitimate CFP relevance. I just can’t picture us winning more than 9-10 games in a season any time in the next decade playing the conference schedule that we do, no matter who is coaching. And as we’ve seen the past two years, and several more times over the past decade, this division will make an average-to-mediocre team look like an all-time terrible team.
I will be happy, like you, to just see a good, competitive team play again, regardless of the conference record.
I just am bad about only following Arkansas recruiting, and have been really excited to see us set a “personal best” in recruiting rankings. Its a little demoralizing to take a wider view and realize that your personal best is just nearing what the divisional average is.
On a brighter note, I am still thrilled that we are at least going in the right direction to be in the same “league” as our opponents talent-wise. 38-0 against Mizzou should never happen, and it is downright embarrassing to think about how low we actually are on the SEC football pecking order.
Edit: I’m a big CCM fan. Its easy to get down about the way things have been, but they are sure working hard to change that. It will be exciting to see how some of these new recruits shape up next season.