Last thing I’m going to say on this but it is somewhat amazing to me how controversial of an opinion it is that I support Mike and the team (I’m at every game with my 4 season tickets), yet am somewhat disappointed with where this program is at in year 8. Oh sorry, evidently I’m not supposed to count years.
As a stated originally, I don’t want any of the three coaches I mentioned and I just pulled those schools from the top of my head with the qualifier that, traditionally, they were equal or lesser programs than Arkansas. There are more examples, and I’m sure there are better examples: Howland at MSU, Pearl at Aub, Sampson at Houston (yes, I know they’re sleazy), Musselman at Nevada, Oats at Buffalo, etc. I’m also fully aware of examples that support Mike Anderson…Tony Bennett at UVA, Beilein at Michigan, Kruger at OU. Their sustained success came later.
A lot of the responses were disappointing an indicative of the reputation of this board.
As usual, snark from Adam. If a very innocuous, calm, unemotional response in a thread I didn’t start makes your day miserable…well then, I feel sorry for you. How’d all those posts you made this summer lamenting the football staffs’ recruiting, or lack thereof, age?? They’d been here for SIX MONTHS and you were all over them.
And stuff like this below, the overly dramatic hyperbole, isn’t helpful or constructive to having a measured debate.
PJ, please show me where I’ve said I didn’t want Mike or don’t want him anymore. I’m friendly with Mike, he’d know me if we ran into each other, I’ve been to his place a number of times, he’s a good man and a good coach. Doesn’t mean I can’t reasonably be disappointed in the progress and quite frankly…Mike has privately shared his frustration with people that he hasn’t gotten us to a perennial top 15 program status with at least one or two sustained tournament runs yet.
I’ll be in my usual seats on Wed, wearing red, cheering for the home team and their coach.