As a kid through for what seemed like a few decades, hearing the Arkansas name called was a rite of passage.
As a kid in the day before I-pads and all, I am certain that I in part learned to read, because I wanted to know how the Triplets were doing in the tournament and what the paper would say about our prospects on next round game.
For a program with once such a history it just hurts not hearing your name called.
Now I’m an old big kid and where I used to cry a little when we lost in the NCAAs, now I just cry that we aren’t even there.
I can promise you one thing, and that is no savior is coming in to help Arkansas Basketball. That 100% has to come from within, with better recruiting and some coaching changes. Bill Self and Mark Few are not coming here. Coach A is our one connection to what we used to be and all of us loved. I love Coach A, but he has become complacent. Sad to say, but true. It’s time for Watkins to retire, and a real effort needs to be made to pry Corliss from the NBA and put him on this staff. We can be relevant again, but some hard decisions have to be made.
Corliss was miserable coaching at UCA. Just like Moncrief was at UALR. Both preferred NBA where they don’t have to deal with recruiting. Being a great player doesn’t necessarily mean you are a great recruiter or a great coach, Most great players have struggled. Look at Danny Manning for example. I don’t know if Patrick Ewing is going to be successful.