It was a really good segment
DD mentioned the JFB was the #2 Coach in the country in the 60’s but what happened in the 70’s?
I agree JFB was a great coach in the 60’s but what happened in the 70’s?
My explanation is the loss to LSU in the 66 Cotton Bowl that denied Arkansas an undisputed National Title hurt
Then the 6 Dec 1969 Loss to Texass (Spit) something just seemed to never be the same for JFB
I surmise he expended so much energy and creative effort in that time period to get to the top of the mountain only to slip and slide back down into the valley seemed to take the breath out of JFB is what I propose
HDN - happy for him as a Cotton Bowl Hall iof Fame inductee
HDN - I lovef his ability to motivate but as discussed in that Bo show segment / he was good for a time but waned - why ?
IMHO HDN was always a project coach - he could of grown into the job but I suspect he never grew out of Murray St level as a program CEO
A mixed bag of great motivational instinct and inability to direct others to do what he wanted done - it appeared HDN had to have his hands on the strrring wheel
His inability to take his hands off the OC job hurt him greatly just like it did Ken Hatfield
But for the time HDN gave us a great ride - his mountain top was that 2000 Cotton Bowl - sadly his refusal to allow an OC to run the offense IMHO cost him a SEC Championship - but that’s just me with my limited knowledge of the program
Coach Morris - I’m thinking he is the right fit
The program hangs in the balance with his hire
I’m really liking all I’m reading on the recruiting trail he is blazing
Maybe Arkansas has finally found the right fit for a coach in Morris for this time
I suspect if Coach Morris fails Arkansas slips to become ”Ar- KANSAS” And we are simply another inconsequential program tied to Mizzou in a insignificant
End of year game
Or Arkansss become Arkansas again - a Shio Of Buccaneers raiding and buring and terrorizing it’s wsy across the conference
I hope Coach Morris has a great new Era that makes us forget the 60’s