I understand the concern, but I really do wonder how much worse this is than the flu. Going with the low number, the flu kills about 24,000 people a month worldwide (53,000 if you go with the high number). This year alone, 125 kids have already died because of the flu. That's much worse than Covid 19. Maybe this does end up being worse, but right now I'm not so sure. I am sure the economy is going to suffer along with quality of life. Maybe a more measured response would be to not allow anyone in the arena that has been to a highly contagious area (including the west coast), check people's temps coming in and if you have any significant coughing, you are removed. Admittedly the problem with that is that people are not honest. Just look at how many people come to work sick but get by being drugged up.
Wow, trying to make this fabricated battle-line rivalry a thing. Wondering if these are paid comments. I'd say fans are happy with the hire although there was some doubt at the beginning. The assembled staff look great and most have a lot confidence in the program turning around. Mizzou must have flushed their lunch because I think we be eating their lunch this year. Franks is a bit risky, but has the potential to be high reward. If you don't shoot for the stars, you'll always miss.
Reminds me of some 1960's NASA Apollo program manager that dresses like Mr. Rogers. Will Mizzou make it to the moon or burn up on the launch pad? time will tell.
I think the regional strategy is long term. He's got to take what he can get in the here and now to bring some respect back to the program.
Feel for the guy, he has big shoes to fill. Even a good season will be watered down a bit by what Borrow did this year. Conversely, Felipe Franks could have an okay year for us and he'll look like a million bucks.
This is college football, you don't have to earn it, you just have to be called Texas or something.
Am I missing something here? There's talk about domination and equality, but you pull a lower level team like Vandy and replace it with Clemson? If you did this, you might need to expand each by two to capture some other rivalry's such as putting BYU in the Pac 12/14 North with Utah and moving Cal down to the south where it belongs and adding San Diego State or Nevada. Go back to the drawing board.
We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If ND loses, they will be panicking.
If CBB was a disaster, what was Chad Morris?
I was thinking we were due for some Ohio State legal issues.
Missouri announces it will honor football team’s 2019 win over Razorbacks this weekend during Mizzou-Arkansas basketball game
I hope they do all that pre-game because it will be a blowout by halftime and spoil their monster victory celebration. Not everyday you beat a juggernaut Chad Morris Arkansas team. Maybe they'll do some Club Dub afterward.
Don't worry, you have Chad Morris now.
I echo the Boss Hog comment. Feeling good about playing a Morris led offense next year.
Tag, you're it! WPS
Sad when you don't do any better than Arkansas did agaisnt LSU.
Wow, looks like we are trying to be innovative under Pittman. I think this new tackling thing he does could actually work.
Why don't we duke it out in next year's SEC championship, sound like a plan? :D
Sam Pittman going to work: 4-star offensive lineman Marcus Henderson set to officially visit Arkansas
The line makes a huge difference. I think Starkel would be quite serviceable behind a good line, but he was not cut out to deal with situation we had this year. A little bit better line gets Boyd 100 yards every game. On the flip side, a good line and we'd still have Morris since we would have won a couple more games.
They got one thing right: Gus definitely got a game changer.
Careful: you'll choke on all that kool aid.
Sam Pittman is cut from a different cloth. He has a house in Arkansas, grew up not too far away, he's an Arkansas fan, his wife love's Arkansas, they have family in the area. He wants to retire here, so he's here for the long term, to have success and ride out into the sunset. Hopefully he's successful and that happens. It's not all money for this guy. HY did use his desire to come back home to make a statement on head coach pay though.
A lot of unknowns, but one thing's for sure: the SEC just got stronger-especially the SEC West.
"Couldn’t see him leaving Boca for Fayetteville, but Oxford? Sure" not sure why not other than maybe state of the actual team right now. Fayetteville ranks significantly higher than Oxford as a place to live. One list we were 28th and Oxford didn't even make it.
Not saying we're a better team, just had a better performance. How on earth do we score 20 and aTm only scores 7. Although one wonders how our game with aTm would have went with KJ Jefferson at QB instead of Starkel.
Wow, worse than us! We scored 20 with our inept offense.
I don't think the game this week helped LSU. You didn't cover the spread against a consensus horrible Arkansas team and you were only ahead by 1 point after a quarter and a half. If we don't make some dumb decisions like sliding early or going out of bounds early, it would have been close at halftime too.
I think he has some compelling reasons to come to Arkansas. Wazzu is not going to attract the best players-it's in the middle of nowhere. While you can say that about Arkansas too, you have the added benefit of being in the SEC, NWA is a bastion of civilization in Arkansas and he would inherit a great group of young receivers. It would be an easy transition. He has proven himself with great offenses, all he needs to do is hire a decent DC and he can be a juggernaut.
defeat like Chad would have, Lunney. Bad typing today.
One thing I learned from week 13 is SDS still doesn't report well. This Arkansas game was different from Chad and one of those things in revolving QB's, but not what SDS thinks. KJ Jefferson went out of the game for concussion protocol, so a QB had to come in and that QB was Starkel. Starkel didn't sparkle and instead of riding him to defeat, Lunney like Chad would have, he pulled him after two series and gave another QB a shot. That QB (Jack Lindsey) impressed in his debut by leading two TD drives. Lindsey never would have seen the light of day under Morris.
"I’d be much more concerned if we were going to play A&M without these kids." More worried about a team we almost beat (should have beat) this year? We don't know what we have right now, but if Morris was far and away the biggest issue we had, this game could be interesting. Our offense has talent, we just have made bad play calls which could change this week. You'll surely score at will, but there's a small chance it could be a shootout. A shootout would test the metal of LSU since Arkansas hanging around could certainly get into players heads as the game progresses.