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Hurt QB, hurt Middle Linebacker, hurt Defensive line, hurt kicker, not a bad effort from the second team.
Coached socks off? Ha. Did you get your idea of what a coach is from the movie The Little Giants? That last call was extremely clever but man it was Bush league. I agree not letting Bama sub is unfair. Who knows if they could have ever overcome the turnovers, missed field goals, etc. But those guys battled their tails off for the right to get the ball and one more crack at it. As a fan that’s what I want to see, can they do it? Not can Gus fool everybody by lining up a punter at wideout. The officiating on both half ended plays was a joke. Boy, that #5 from Auburn can flat play ball though, eh?
That pick 6 was gnarly. Other than that standing in there and delivering. The burst on that Waddle, goodness.
Yes and yes. I've never seen such a thing in my life.
That was complete bull. You ready? Get on the ball now. Grip the ball we are about the blow the whistle. Ready. Set. . . Geez.
You really are going "I want neck brace Bobby?" Really? Wow.
Been saying it since mid-season (actually for years), #HireMikeLeach
I just do not understand the man crush Arkansas has on Gus Malzahn. I'm not saying he's been a terrible coach but I just don't see anything near the hype. His "offensive guru" status is seriously questionable at this point as his teams at Auburn are consistently in the bottom half of the league. Auburn is firmly a second tier SEC team right now. It's not like there are a ton of other programs lining up to dump money in this guys lap right now. But every time there is an opening Arkansas acts like this guy is the second coming of Vince Lombardi. His winning percentage as a head coach is tied with Joe Moorhead. Think about that for a second. You want to pay Nick Saban money for Joe Moorhead's record. That's quite a premium for a sweater vest and some trick plays.
This is journalism now? Look at what some people tweeted. What a world.
Haha. You’re “evidence” is that Butch’s wins aren’t really wins and Pruitt’s losses aren’t really losses. And somehow Pruitt’s losses are Butch’s. You haven’t debunked anything. The “objective” facts are the Butch has the highest win percentage of any coach’s since Fuller, that he went to 3 bowls in 5 years and was 3-0 in bowls. He also had high rated recruiting classes. Your “feeling” that Pruitts loss to Georgia State over a year after Jones left was somehow Butch’s fault is the opposite of objective. If you want me to evaluate on something other than wins and losses maybe sports aren’t for you.
I’m not sure you understand what the word “objective” means. BTW I don’t want Lyle. My point was not that Butch is great. It’s that he sucks. But Kiffin sucks equally and with character issues. But he probably sucks less than Pruitt. Which is probably a moot point since Phil will backstab his way in somehow soon enough. Enjoy all that.
You are seriously citing the Schiano debacle as evidence that your fanbase is NOT toxic? Lolz. You can’t make this stuff up.
So toxic that he had a higher win percentage than Kiffin, Dolley, and Pruitt, and in 5 seasons had 3 bowl wins and 2 9 win seasons. Butch’s biggest problems were Tenn fans unrealistic expectations. Face it, it’s the Tennessee fan base that is toxic.
How am I joking? One is empirically better than the other. Coach A: Head coaching record 84–54 (.609), 4-2 in bowl games, 4 conference championships. Coach B: Head coaching record 63-49 (.563), 1-2 in bowl games, 1 conference championship Which one has a better resume? This doesn't even take into account that Coach B's character has been called into question literally everywhere he has been.
Not defending Lyle's tenure at Tennessee (don't want him at Arkansas). But at least he only destroyed 1 program, whereas Kiffin destroyed 3 programs and sabotaged 1 national championship... That being said Butch Jones' winning percentage at Tennessee is higher than Kiffin, Dooley, and Pruitt. Basically he's the best coach of the last decade since Phil left.
Well his resume is better than Kiffin’s.
CFB writers Bruce Feldman, Ralph Russo discuss how ‘tricky’ Arkansas hire could lead to domino effect
We don’t need a circus ... hire Kiffin?!?! Huh?
I agree with everything LSUSMC said.
Kiffin has demonstrated this newfound maturity by . . . . ?
Certainly has had success as a coordinator. And I'm not saying he wouldn't be somewhere on my list. I'm just saying from my perspective the hype outweighs the results. Not sure how much evidence I've seen on the "maturity" piece either. High risk/reward play perhaps.
Ok. Sure. The guy went to Texas freakin Tech. 10 seasons, 10 winning seasons, 5 bowl wins, Big12 coach of the year. 84-43 overall at Tech. Your numbers for Washington State (not Washington) are just false. He's 53-45 there (not under .500) where he has picked up 2 conference coach of the year awards and one national coach of the year. And again, all of this is at Wash State, not exactly a blue blood program. I'm not sure if your ranked team record is accurate, as your other data is not, but Arkansas hasn't beaten a single Power 5 team in 3 years and has a losing record against Group of 5 teams. And you are judging by a hypothetical matchup with LSU and Bama. Are you kidding me? Did you just watch Arkansas get curb stomped by WKU at home on senior day with 40k people in attendance? You're worried about beating the number one team in the country? Baby steps.
Couldn't agree more. #HireMikeLeach
Does character matter at all? Goodness.
What is exactly is Kiffin's resume that makes everyone think he is great? Winning seven games at Tennessee? Bailing for greener pastures after one year and telling recruits not to go to class so they could go with him? No thanks. This dude literally broke the Raiders, the Vols, and USC for a decade. I'm confused.
I don't know. He had Texas Tech awfully close to going to a championship. I would like to think Arkansas has more recruiting juice than Texas Tech and Wash State. Maybe not. But I would like to see him try. As for being hard to deal with I am sure that is true. But I don't imagine most high level coaches are super easy to deal with. Can't imagine it's much fun dealing with Saban. That's what Hunter get the big bucks for.
Winning at a group of 5 school (playing and recruiting against other group of 5 schools) is a different animal. Winning at a blue blood program is also a different animal. Being a coordinator is a different animal. Leach is literally the only guy who has consistently proven the skill set of going to a school in a major conference that was irrelevant and evaluating, recruiting, developing, and scheming in such a way as to make them competitive. Arkansas may be the worst power 5 team in the country right now. His interest level at this point of his career may be a concern as someone mentioned and others may do a fine job, but this is the guy I would make say no. At least the offense and post game interviews would be entertaining. Heck I would take anything entertaining about the Razorbacks right now.
Someone tweeting isn’t a news article. Call me when they #HireMikeLeach