247 reporting that Jeff Long has been fired as AD. Anyone else hearing that this is true. This means that Bielema almost certainly is next. I wonder who is waiting in the wings. Surely we wouldn’t make this decision without having someone ready to step in or it could hurt coaching search and recruiting.
This is Arkansas, they don’t plan that far ahead. :shock:
I am afraid you may be right.
ESPN also now reporting. I hope we have a good plan in place…it’s hard playing 3rd and 4th fiddle to Alabama, Auburn and LSU every year
I think that was a bad decision. Better have a good backup plan.
Must’ve had cause to fire him, I’m curious as to what it is.
I am as well. I’m sure all the rumors that he was interested in other AD jobs around the country didn’t help
I imagine being dead last in the SEC in student-athlete graduation rate didn’t help his standing any.
I think Long is taking way too much criticism for the CBB hire. We may hire a better coach that has more success than CBB, but his resume at the time of hiring will almost certainly be thinner. It’s a crapshoot. Hindsight is 20-20.