Since you brought it up, Swine (not surprisingly), I’ll give my 2 cents at the risk of this thread going where Clay prefers it not to go.
Regarding “inserting religion into football”… the fact is, one’s personal faith can (perhaps should) become such a part of their makeup that it is impossible to “put it on the shelf”. Those spiritual convictions shape how one thinks, decides, acts, and talks, regardless of your walk in life. Convictions are just that: convictions. If you have them, you can’t pretend you don’t. If you are convicted that sharing a Bible verse during YOUR coaches show is right, then you do it. Your convictions have already determined that the voice of your critics is outweighed by the strength of your beliefs. Pretty sure Coach Hatfield would agree.
You’re right, the fans had much to do with running off arguably the 2nd most successful football coach in Razorback history. Coincidence or not, as a result, the program became largely irrelevant for the next decade.