Shows how far the program has fallen when it would be a shock to beat Vandy and Mizzou, on top of that we cant’s mark down the CSU and NTSU games down as wins. Not Long ago we would have marked those as wins instead of maybe’s.
I said last year we were the “Vandy of the West” and had to make a change given how far the program had fallen. Many on this board didn’t like that and thought I was being too negative and overly pessimistic. Unfortunately, I don’t think I was pessimistic enough … the talent deficit is even deeper than I realized.
This is a massive rebuild effort. Our roster is the least talented in the SEC IMO.
I hope I didn’t give you grief of that Jackson - If I did I submit my apology
As others have rightly posted - the idea that Lowly Mizzou and Vandy are better teams at this time is sobering - as neither has the program resources Arkansas has -
Arkansas leadership has failed this state - but they are gone - so I’ll let that dead horse lay
I have total confidence in The new AD and FB Coach
Still I often agonize what could of been if Coach Butch Davis had been hired back in the day - had he been I think we would be look8n* fir a new coach Now bu5 the Razorback Foitball program would be solid
Instead - to quote a former failed Coach and a Combat medic working on me once; “ SMILE”. …Cause this is going* to hurt
Please name an SEC team that does not have a better quarterback than us. How about offensive line or receivers. Don’t forget special teams, particularly kickers. Our defense may not be at the bottom of the 14 SEC teams, but it is not in the top ten. We started off the season looking like a bad mid major team. We have improved to look like a bad but getting a little bit better SEC team. I will be hoping for us to get to a “not so bad” SEC team who can beat Tulsa and upset one of the other teams on the balance of our schedule where we should be the underdog in every game but Tulsa for the rest of the season. That means I am hoping we make it to a 3 win season. JMVVHO.
Our QBs are not SEC, I’m not even sure they are G5 level. Ty gave us a lot of heart and effort and that’s all I ask for, if he can do that every game I’ll be happy, doesn’t change the fact that he’s just not meant for this level.
Our OL would be bad in CUSA. It’s bad. Just bad.
WRs are very slow and lack explosiveness. The ones with speed have no strength. Over all a very under talented, and you would expect that. We do not have a single 4 star or better at WR. Pettway might be the only one close and I think he was just a high 3 star.
De’Vion warren was a 4 star athlete.
We have abismal talent, because Bret had absolutely no idea what he was doing and Barry wouldn’t help in anymore, or he just didn’t care. I’ll take the first. He was the equivalent of a coddled son who’s parents handed him a business and when he took over on his own he threw it right down the drain. With out Barry alvarez he couldn’t coach/develop/evaluate his way out of a wet paper sack.