Agree. But Long and CBB need to be bashed. Mightily. That’s all I’ll say. I was calling for CBB to be fired for a long time. The incompetence of the UA admin. is just shocking. Hope the new regime can improve things. Morris ignoring the ridiculous “poor little Arkansas” that so many on here espouse is a very positive thing. This guy, it seems, could get kids interested in playing football in Siberia. I really like that about Morris. Hope it translates into a top 15 recruiting class. I think it will.
I agree we don’t look good at all and some of these OL look like Basketball players with all the weight they have dropped,I understand we want speed but this is still a very physical league and you are going to have to run the ball to be effective and I don’t see us doing that to anybody in the SEC we have no depth up front some of the worst pass blocking attempts I have seen at this level with that 2nd OL. I don’t see any playmakers at WR and no QB that can be consistent to make all the throws.
The defense will get better with the arrival of a couple key pieces in the Big DT and the Stud DE,I really like our DB they are fast and aggressive so I think we will be OK on defense if we can stop the run.
6 wins is the absolute most I see based on the talent we have.
This is the same group that looked out classed by Coastal Carolina. I was hoping it was poor coaching, but it looks like it was extrememly poor recruiting. I keep using the term SEC players and most think that means All SEC. I am just talking about ave. SEC talent and we have very little of that.
We have the same players back from a brutal 4-8 season minus Austin Allen and Frank Ragnow…2 huge losses there. Coach Morris has a tough job to get this program in good shape. That’s why he’s getting big money. He’s gonna earn it. I feel bad for him, but it is a great opportunity. Recruiting better than the previous staff is an obvious necessity. That and finding a quarterback to run this offense.
The Hogs are a long way from being a competitive SEC team, but I do like Morris and this staff seems a good fit from a coaching and recruiting standpoint. I know the weather was bad but we don’t have a QB that can take a game over at any level and the O-line is probably two recruiting classes from being SEC ready. Morris will win eventually but it’s going to be an uphill climb with patience needed. CBB was the worst investment in Arkansas history… the Indians got a better deal selling New York for a hand full of beads.
I don’t think Austin Allen was a huge loss. He was never really the same from late in his junior season to the end, and it always appeared to be a mental, not physical problem. Ragnow is an extremely talented OL but he was hurt some last year. There is talent on this team in some spots, notably TE, RB and CB, but the interior DL depth is questionable and four of the OL spots are iffy
right now. The good news is that it will be much easier to scheme around weak OL play in this offense than a base power I, so I feel pretty good about getting to a bowl game.
I don’t expect a freshman to start, that’s not a good thing usually. But man we are in deep if we roll Storey out there as the starter. He was a fantastic highschool qb, but 3a Arkansas is probably the worst classification over the smaller 2a. I just don’t see the arm talent necessary for the SEC.
Kelley has the arm, but I think his size really hurts him.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens, but we’ve got to have some miracles in the qb room to get to 6 wins this year.
They do indeed deserve to be bashed…I’ve done my part to the best of my ability! Seriously, if I did not know better I’d think ole Bret was doing his dead level best to end the program. Just God awful…