You can only give the info you are getting. I do think that there were some useful idiots with money and influence who allowed Jimmy Sexton to work his magic, even after the Bama win. Sometimes people hear what they want to hear, and believe what they want to believe.
You can only relate what you hear, and what you think is a good source. I always thought it was crazy for Gus to consider to come, but I have no doubt some thought there was a chance. Appreciate you sharing the info coming your way.
You know, we can ramble on about whether we like or dislike Gus, but until we get us a coach who has the “IT” factor in recruiting Texas and Louisiana we are going to continue having the same ole problems of the past. The only reason I am on this board is the prompt info that Clay, Richard and Dudley bring. All else is just a waste of my time.
You know, we can ramble on and on about whether we like or dislike Gus, but until we find a coach who has that “it” factor in recruiting we are going to continue having the same ole problems of the past.
There is only one reason I come on this board, and that is to hear what Clay, Richard and Dudley have to say. Most else is simply a waste of my time.
I will preface this by saying that I never wanted Gus. I do think that he was out for himself.
That said, I really think the thing that swayed him to Auburn was winning. By all accounts, he is a fierce competitor. It seems that he has the pieces in place to win at Auburn. He has a fertile recruiting area there. It would take him a while to get the players he needs at Arkansas. Under these circumstances, I get why he would stay.
I didn’t ever believe Gus would come back to Arkansas. I think he’s always done what is best for his career, with no real thought to anything else. He did that again. I guess that’s what a lot of folks do, so I’m not blaming him.
It’s like I said last week when I think about fishing: you don’t leave fish to try to find fish.
Gus has players. He wasn’t going to leave good players and then try to find good players (at Arkansas). He knows he can find them at Auburn.
What I know now is that Gus is an Auburn man. He’s going to stay in Auburn, Ala., for the rest of his career. If he was going to ever coach at Arkansas, it was going to be now. That’s gone now.
I agree with you. Had he not beaten Georgia and Bama in consecutive weeks, he would have been our coach.
I also heard he called his friends in NW Arkansas after they lost to LSU and said he would be interested in our job. Of course at that time, he thought Auburn may turn him loose. He and Sexton played their cards right. He gets a raise to stay with a team that has a chance to win it all as early as next year.