Arkansas fans react to reports of AD Jeff Long being fired
Reports surfaced Wednesday that AD Jeff Long and Arkansas were parting ways.
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Long had been with the Razorbacks since 2008 with the football team experiencing mixed results during his time there.
Long hired Bobby Petrino in 2008. The team did experience positive results with a 34-17 record in Petrino’s four seasons, but his departure came as the result of an ugly scandal that involved an adulterous affair.
Long hired Bret Bielema in 2013 following Petrino’s departure and the ensuing fallout, but the Razorbacks haven’t found consistent success with Bielema. It remains to be seen if Bielema is the next to go, but it certainly is a strong possibility with Long no longer there.
Arkansas fans took to Twitter with the news, and the Razorbacks faithful had serious mixed feelings with the decision:
Don’t let the door hit you on your way out @jefflongUA #byebyeyankee
— Michael McDaniel (@mrmikeymikes) November 15, 2017
Some really dumb opinions out there about Jeff Long being out at Arkansas. This isn’t good and we’ll see it play out in a slow and painful way. Boosters back in charge
— Jamie Pilote (@ThePilote) November 15, 2017
Jeff Long seems like a great guy & will land on his feet. I would have kept him, but I also see why some wanted him to go. #wonalittlelostalot
— Smallie Bigs (@Giffdigity) November 15, 2017
Arkansas Athletics was top 15 in revenue, and had one of the highest fundraising years. You're crazy if you think Jeff Long was the problem
— Jared Corleone (@_SheWent2Jared) November 15, 2017
Arkansas just made the worst decision ever by firing Jeff Long
— Aaron Scott (@thatballer04) November 15, 2017
Happy Happy Joy Joy !! Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye @jefflongUA it’s about time, you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here. Best of luck in your future #whattooksodamnlong
— Jimmy V (@onearmmofo) November 15, 2017
See ya, Jeff Long! Oh, Bielema you might wanna get some boxes bc you’re next.
— Trey Gentry (@trey_gentry) November 15, 2017
.@jefflongUA this is what happens when you don’t connect with the fans. You know the ones who come to the game. The ones who rightfully so turned their collective backs on you & your decisions.
— Mr Felts (@JFeltsy) November 15, 2017
BOOOO. JEFF LONG WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. Good luck finding an AD as good as he was with the publicity he gave us being on the CFP committee plus making our other programs good. https://t.co/aNiSxjCR3e
— Ross Fondren (@RossFondren) November 15, 2017