Mike Leach to Arkansas? Fan starts petition for AD to bring in new coach
Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema is not having a great week.
The Hogs posted a disappointing performance on Saturday while losing to No. 23 TCU at home. The offense managed just seven points with QB Austin Allen completing nine of 23 passes for 138 yards and a TD on the day. TCU won by a final score of 28-7.
As was expected, Arkansas fans took to social media to blast Bielema. Bielema’s career winning percentage at Arkansas is now below .500, and he has managed to post a winning record in SEC matchups just once in his first four seasons with the Razorbacks.
Certain fans have had enough, and one fan has even started a petition for Arkansas AD Jeff Long to bring in Mike Leach as the new head coach for Arkansas. The petition was started on Change.org by someone named Douglas Parker.
From the petition:
Mike Leach is one of only two active CFB coaches to have won coach of the year in two different Power 5 conferences.
Think his offensive strategy won’t succeed in the SEC? As Kentucky’s OC, Leach’s offense set 4 NCAA, 42 SEC, and 116 school records…
At Washington State, Leach is well on his way to the Cougar’s fourth bowl appearance in five years after the program not even being bowl eligible for an entire decade before his arrival. Leach has improved Wazzu’s conference record every single season since his hiring in 2012.
Mike Leach is the man that the faithful Arkansas fanbase not only needs, but deserves. Your signature is the first step in securing his services and bringing Arkansas football back to national prominence. Woo Damn.
As of Monday afternoon, 35 people had signed the petition with a goal of 100 signatures.
Leach is currently in his sixth season with Washington State where he has a 31-34 overall record so far at WSU.
The petition is also not 100% accurate in its claims. The petition claims that Leach has improved WSU’s conference record every season, but that is not true. Leach led the Cougars to a 4-5 record in the Pac-12 in his second season. This was an improvement over the 1-8 record during his first season with WSU, but he followed up 2013 with a 2-7 conference record in his third season.