Our coaches are very good and very smart.
We knew A and M would load the box to try and stop our run game.
We had a plan for that to spread them out and keep them honest.
We simply did not have the personnel talent to execute against their better talent.
What if Austin had four six four guys with 4.4 speed to get ball to, or protection to find an option?
What if our d backs had their d back strength and speed?
We can develop kids well and you don’t need 5 stars everywhere.
But if we ask ourselves why we have never won an SEC title, it is not because we don’t have good coaches.
Program needs major talent infusion equal to other SEC bigs.
Arkansas needs an honest and major strategic introspection to ensure that it overcomes recruiting disadvantages we have as compared to SEC bigs.
Can we beat more talented teams? Of course.
Can we coach up kids better than most? Yes I think so.
But if we truly want to be a big, we have to dedicate more resources than others to attract high talent.
This can’t be just on a coach this has to be a major AD priority.
Some great programs can have down years of course, but most relevant big programs sit on top of fertile recruiting areas which make those programs highly coveted.
We expect an Arkansas coach to not only be great x and o but recruit as if he has built in advantages of major peers.
We have not won an SEC title despite having some pretty fine coaches.
This program needs high level SEC talent year in and out if we want to be a big in my opinion.