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Arkansas AD Jeff Long will be chairman of playoff selection committee

Arkansas AD Jeff Long will be chairman of playoff selection committee

Arkansas AD Jeff Long has been named the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Published October 14, 2013 - 9:40am

Arkansas’ last year has been a heck of a ride

Arkansas’ last year has been a heck of a ride

One year ago today, Arkansas former head coach Bobby Petrino took a joyride that would change his career forever. Let’s catch up on the Hogs’ one-year timeline.

Published April 1, 2013 - 2:00pm

Former Arkansas coaches criticize Jeff Long and say players quit on the team

Former Arkansas coaches criticize Jeff Long and say players quit on the team

Former Arkansas coaches Paul Petrino, Paul Haynes and John L. Smith say players quit the team. Haynes and Petrino also criticized Jeff Long for hiring a 10-month coach.

Published January 30, 2013 - 9:46pm

John L. Smith will not return; Hogs to hire a new coach within 10 days

John L. Smith will not return; Hogs to hire a new coach within 10 days

Arkansas head coach John L. Smith will not return as the head coach next season, AD Jeff Long said today in a statement. CBSSports.com also learned that Arkansas is expected to hire a new coach within 10 days.

Published November 24, 2012 - 11:45am

Why Arkansas should consider firing AD Jeff Long

Why Arkansas should consider firing AD Jeff Long

Arkansas is expecting Jeff Long to make the right hire for their next head coach. But there’s nothing in Long’s past performance that should give the Hogs confidence.

Published October 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Signs must be approved in Arkansas before football games

Signs must be approved in Arkansas before football games

In order to reduce the Bobby Petrino references this football season, the Arkansas Athletic Director sent a tweet yesterday reminding Razorback fans that all signs must be approved by the administration. So much for free speech, they censor their fans…

Published August 21, 2012 - 8:30am

John L. Smith’s Weber State Departure Not Shocking

John L. Smith’s Weber State Departure Not Shocking

There isn’t a single university, including Arkansas and Weber State, that doesn’t know that hiring a coach is essentially an at-will agreement for both sides. The contract isn’t meant to guarantee specific performance. It functions more like an insurance policy. That’s why contracts generally have buyout clauses and bonuses if the coach is still employed at certain future dates.

Published April 25, 2012 - 2:57pm

QB Tyler Wilson’s Leadership Key In The Wake Of Petrino Firing

QB Tyler Wilson’s Leadership Key In The Wake Of Petrino Firing

Arkansas senior quarterback Tyler Wilson has had a fantastic spring, so far. His numbers in the Hogs’ scrimmages are off the charts, and he has stated that he is way ahead of where he was at this time last year.

Published April 16, 2012 - 2:59pm

Petrino Firing Needed For Arkansas’ Long-Term Competitiveness

Petrino Firing Needed For Arkansas’ Long-Term Competitiveness

It would be inaccurate to look at Bobby Petrino’s firing as a case of “ethics and morals” trumping wins. Judging by his Tuesday evening press conference, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long was not engaged in moral grandstanding or some Roger Goodell-like effort to show everyone that he was in charge. Long made a calculated long-term decision that he believed was in the best interest of the Razorbacks football program.

Published April 11, 2012 - 8:20am

Letter Re: Arkansas Football – Late Bloomers and Sensibility

Letter Re: Arkansas Football – Late Bloomers and Sensibility

Adam Hambrick writes a letter to all Arkansas fans regarding their upcoming season and a comparison to ladies of the ‘late blooming’ type. He says the Razorback faithful need to temper excitement with sensibility.

Published August 18, 2010 - 6:09pm