Yea MA finally built the relationships with some of the good in state kids. After some really good ones got sent elsewhere and got paid to go elsewhere. Then gets canned so the AD can hire his man he hired before at his previous school
Wish there were more upperclassmen & Sr’s on the roster to help hold the team together.
Few minutes ago on Recruiting Intelligence Report show, Fitzgerald Hill said that he is hearing Shaka Smart will be leaving Texas for Va Tech and Chris Beard will be going to Texas for big money. I always thought Texas was final destination for Beard.
I believe its already been mentioned here that the AD prior to HY was the one that hired Sampson. Then that AD left and HY took over. At least that was my take on what was discussed. I could be remembering it wrong as I’m getting old and things are starting to go on me (ie my memory for starters).
Apparently, this is what happened and why everyone is confused on this. HY was assistant AD (or something similar) at Houston. He was instrumental in getting Sampson his job, he was also instrumental in getting the guy now coaching Texass FB (supposedly). Then when the AD left (I don’t know why he left) and it was open, they returned the favor and got HY his AD job at Houston.
So, yes HY didn’t actually hire him, but he maybe the main reason he got his job.
Yeah because we’ve had great plans before…Outside of Mike Anderson who was connected to the program all we’ve been able to pull in here are up-and-coming coaches. So spare me the plan… I’ll believe it when I see it
You are actually right to be skeptical given the ineptitude of Arkansas athletics for the last several years. But we’ve got a new guy, and Mike to his massive credit has cleaned it up. It’s a good job. So I’m optimistic. Let it play out.
No matter how many times schools go through a coaching change, the fan base seems to think that a school can/should have a coaching candidate waiting in the wings for an offer. It is never that simple. Sometimes things work out, but not always.