Yes, I would. Here’s why: With Auburn, there is no guarantee that Gus will be the head coach next year; in fact, he probably won’t be if reports are right. The OC is already gone. At Mississippi State, they lose a ton of starters, and there’s no guarantee that the new coach will be able to reload. At North Carolina, there will be a new coach. Only Missouri seems like a stable place, and without Drew Lock, there is a QB void. But with Arkansas, he’s got a coach with whom he is familiar. As a parent, that would mean a lot to me. Also, I would trust CCM to do what he says because he’s proven to have done it in the past.
You would trust CCM to do what he says, what he saying ? Looking from the view of not being a Arkansas fan you would choose Arkansas because he knows CCM, I hardly think that out weighs his lack of protection and higher probability of injury. Don’t get me wrong I hope we get KB and he EARNS the QB job because that means we took a step up at that position. WPS
[/quote]Honestly, I don’t think we’ll get him, but hope we do. All I’m saying is there’s a bunch of unknowns out there right now. IF, and only IF, there is truth about the instability of the Auburn coach’s job, why would he go there? They’ve already let the OC go? Who will he be calling the shots? I understand the O-line concerns–injury is a possibility, but you also have to say Ty Storey played a whole year without injury (his injury vs. Ole Miss was his fault for not sliding or going out of bounds). KB has better escapability. Also, the offensive line will be better next year (can it be worse?) if we land the JUCO players. As for CCM doing what he says, I am saying he has seen what kind of coach CCM has been, the improvements made at SMU, what he did at Clemson, and knows what he would be getting as compared to these other places where he’s considering. Again, figure he’ll go elsewhere, but I can make a case for Arkansas that is not far-fetched.
If he would commit on Dec 4th it might have a positive effect on the remaining recruiting period. Its all about getting the best players you can get and hopefully we will get him, I’ve always thought if he thinks so highly of CCM he would have already pulled the trigger without all the other visits. Some just enjoy being courted by head coaches along with being in the spotlight and reading about himself on the web, you just never know. WPS