The ultimate disgrace

I did not personally know Frank Broyles, but I did cross paths with him on a few occasions in my 50 years of following the hogs. I shook his hand and called the hogs with him. I can say unequivocally that he ate, drank, slept, lived and died an Arkansas Razorback. He was the greatest Razorback IMHO. So for the program that he supported with ever fiber of his being to be 1-20 in conference play, after his passing is the ultimate disgrace. Of course, no one intended on this to happen, but it did, and it started before the grass was growing over his grave. I use to hear stories about how bear Bryant would tell his players about the men that came before them, how valiant and competitive they were. He would say you don’t deserve to wear their jersey number. Well that’s how I feel about today’s razorbacks, they don’t know who and what came before them. They all, coaches and players, and AD’s alike need to be introduced to the blood sweat and tears that was put into that program before it got pissed right down the drain.


Great post!

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While I agree with your overall sentiment, it’s been so long since this program has been relevant (Other than the CBmfP years) and even longer since the football program as a whole really played tough, I mean tough, football that these coming into the program now just don’t know. We need a team full of Trey Burks type players. I’m not saying that they don’t work hard because I’m sure few of us could do their workouts but I don’t see a whole lot of GRIT or SAND and that’s what the Razorbacks should epitomize.

We have never been perineal front runners, since joined the sec, but we have been competitive, won the division a couple of times and ran in The middle of the pack most of the other years. Now we are perineal bottom dwellers, 3 years running, and immediately after the passing of coach broyles. It’s like those in charge, did not care to the degree that he did, I always thought Jeff long or BB truly never appreciated the heritage, they were like, we making money, life is good. That is where is started.

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We were close until Pittman left. If they could have just built off that two years of success. Just not sure why the wheels came off so fast. I know why so don’t explain it to me. CBB’s 2nd and 3rd teams were gritty and tough. We cannot maintain any success or keep positive momentum for any length of time.

JFB told us that HDN was the best for our program.

It made people so mad, the legend was forced out.

He has basically been proven right again.

JFB also “encouraged” HDN to hire Gus. One could argue the downward spiral started there.

I don’t disagree with that, Hogq. That’s where it all started.

Nutt and UA Football had no major problems until Gus and the fabulous Springdale 5.

NCAA probation was over and the present and future looked bright.

Loved Frank. Was he perfect, no one is. But love the program, you bet he did. Let’s remember he had turbeville virtually Hired and the committee hired hdn.

As far as the program now, next four games will tell us if we will put a r.i.p. sign over the grave. I always believed what clay said recently, that we can come back and be relevent w the right coach, but I will admit, we’ve been down for so long I’m not sure we will ever be relevant again.

If that hire could have been made with open arms, it could have a much different result. Because of all the animosity, there was nevere going to be all for one and one for all.

I also thought that B.B. thought a whole lot of himself. He was a braggert from my point of view. And he probably thought he was the best thing that ever happened to this program and that is why it was so easy for him to let go of the rope. He didn’t think it was anything before he got here.

Not to be picky, but you may want to check the meaning of the word “perineal”.

It’s an anatomical term for a private area of the body.

I know what you meant to say (perennial)


All of this heartache will pass and Arkansas will be very competitive at some point. Painful as hell right now, but it will pass.

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“Perineal front runners” - That’s one strange oxymoron.
“Perineal bottom dwellers” - Makes more sense. :rofl::rofl:

I looked at it a couple of times thinking it did not look right, but I was 6 beers in and decided that since my teacher, spell check said it was good, i went with it, now I see why, it was another word altogether.

I hope you are right, Richard, just don’t do whatever Rutgers is doing.

I promise never to post six beers in.

Great post, Razormac. The Razorbacks have been a part of my life since I was a child. I grew up driving in the early morning dark to Fayetteville to watch the Razorbacks play at 1:00 p.m. and my family would drive back and get home around midnight. We would listen to the other college games on the radio coming home. Coach Broyles came here and built a powerhouse and it was somethin’.

The right coach can make the program good again, but it will take somebody special. Those kind of coaches are very hard to find or to identify. Who can do it? Coach Broyles was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of coach. I guess we just need to be thankful he came here when he did.

[quote=“arlingtonhog, post:5, topic:29693”]
We were close until Pittman left
[/quote]I think he was a good line coach, and wished he was still here, but the credit given here seems a bit exaggerated.

The credit Pittman received was well deserved! He can recruit and evaluate talent that’s the first task. Then he has the ability to coach. The coaching is a challenge. He is able to challenge players and motivate them and get their best effort.

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