Arkansas born, Razoback Alumi, Florida Resident growing tired of defending my Hogs, but as any dedicated fan I won't yield.
Read my comment below about Jerry. He’s not a very well liked or respected man. I have been around the guy 10-15 times and he pulled some rather shocking things on young ladies and more. I personally lost all respect for the man. I don’t think coaches have enjoyed working for him in the past despite how much he paid them either. But I will admit I have witnessed things personally I never imagined any man would do. And I don’t mean impressive ones either.
If you notice nobody wants to work for Jerry. The former coaches have cited Jerry getting overly involved in the coaching and they leave. Jerry has $$$ & that’s about it. Not the classiest guy....Numerous personal accounts he was a sleezball! Detail I can’t elaborate on here.
Chavis is the worst! Defensively Arkansas was outrageously awful
Money isn’t it at all! There’s plenty of money to get a big name coach but nobody wants the job. If you have made it to this level, a coach just wants to win and doing that in the SEC at Arkansas trying to clean up the ruins of yesteryear is a huge undertaking
It will but you can’t allow a guy to show absolutely no progression and lose games to Western Kentucky and San Jose St.
Arkansas has one of the WORST defenses in the country!!! Why has CHAVIS not had his bags packed yet? This guy has years of experience under his belt and clearly times have changed because he is a miserable recruiter and defensive coordinator. CHAVIS take a bow and get gone!
Dan Skipper calls you out and there’s a serious problem! Huge man, not a huge talker. When he is speaking out then it’s clear that Chad has lost support from his players and that’s something that likely can’t be fixed even if he did have the ability to make it happen but he doesn’t. I really feel for our players! Both young and old. Two years of coach B and then this guy! Yikes. First two years with this guy? He’s promised you the world, you trust him and look what happens! What can you possibly say to a recruit that’s going to make him believe that you just lost about 20 games but you are a true winner and that’s soon to come? I don’t think that’s going to fly! Two years, you should see progress. As in things getting better and not worse. The downward trend or no sign of an upward trend is the real issue. It says that in two years, you have done nothing to improve in your ability to win. And it’s as simple as that
Cheers to Ty Storey! I really believe he proved it really wasn’t much of a ordeal for him to transfer to WKU and return to Fayetteville and destroy Chad Morris. He did it with ease and I commend him on his work. The sooner Chad Morris is exploited for his lack of ability and deficiencies, the sooner he can be relieved from his duties. I love the Hogs. I also have a ton of respect for the entire conference. We have been a total embarrassment to the players, fans the state and the SEC! It’s a privilege to play in this conference and it’s integrity must be upheld. Before Bilema Arkansas was able to do that. And Coach B did win some random games but this is a disgrace to everyone.
Jerry Jones is as much of the problem as anyone. His son is about 5’6”. Trust me, I am 5’10 and have met the guy. No way he’s 5’11”. Jerry has money that’s about it. He may know a little about natural gas and real estate but aside from that his character is extremely poor. I have been around the man personally enough to know. Have you ever noticed that he can’t keep coaches when he has gotten a good one and has difficulty getting good ones? They all say the same thing. Jerry tries to get highly involved in the coaching and drives them all away. He got Morris and after his grandson got to start, he needs to send him back to Dallas!
There’s plenty of cash to take care of business. Arkansas is a small state and rural with a little more than 2million people but it’s surprisingly wealthy especially when it comes back to football. Unlike Florida however, they have proven not to be very swift to act. I am an Arkansas Alumni living in Florida the last 12 years. The issue with coaches is all about few guys wanting to live there and the difficulty of recruiting. The facilities are top 25 and will always be up there. But in state there’s just not that many solid recruits and the really good ones don’t go to Arkansas anymore. So it definitely takes a unique guy. NW Arkansas is actually a great place to raise a family, extremely low on crime, all the amenities of a large scale city and growing by the second. But Chad Morris didn’t even sell his home in Dallas with the lengthy contact he signed that seems a little odd. Winning games at SMU is a far cry from competing in the Sec and apparently he failed to realize that entirely. I do know each day he stays the less it cost to pay him out. But it could potentially cost them more in lost revenue by not doing so. He’s had games with 25k seats open! I wish that Arkansas was more like FL in the fact that they will fire a guy on the second year and have another good one in place without a doubt. Again, it’s not money it’s recruiting. If you are an elite coach, you know you can command high pay but you wouldn’t want to go somewhere just for a few extra million that you have a far more difficult time getting the talent you need to win. My deal is, enough of these guys that talk about what they are going to do and then lose etc...Chad M did it against Miss St and wow! Bilema was notorious for getting on Twitter and chatting it up about what he was going to do to teams and putting his foot in his mouth! That is the worst!
I hope they do lose to end this Chad Morris misery. At this point, nobody is coming to Arkansas to play for him next year. Chaney’s defense is pathetic, the entire morale of the team and fans is at an all time low. We are a total embarrassment to the SEC and without Chad Morris it can’t get any worse. No conference wins and throttled by less than good teams. I fee really bad for our players. It’s got to be a terrible experience
Chavis has been around the block and then some. Way to take responsibility Coach! I’m sure recruiting is amazing with a guy like that they will be coming from every state!
I must admit, I was skeptical of Bielema from the get go. As soon as he leaves Wisconsin, its like their program kept trucking on like he was never there. Which led me to believe it was more Wisconsin’s AD former head coach that was his mentor and returned to coaching the Badgers upon his departure. Tough to be too sour about Petrino. He’s quick to get some flashy offense going but proven plenty of occasions that he is an unpredictable sketchy character. Bilema quickly hit the twitter and did a lot of talking almost always ending with his foot in his mouth. I don’t like guys that talk. At least win a good amount of games beforehand! He was successful at recruiting Arkansas’s largest Offensive Lineman ever, but had a tough time getting them to do their jobs. Personally, Arkansas could have hired a host of others before Bilema. He lost games that truly brought the program to an all time low. At least in the Petrino days, there were some solid years. Bielema never. And hey, what do I know? He gets hired as consultant to head coach Bill B of the Patriots just a year after? He must know something but head coach in Sec is not in his capabilities. Glad to see UK on the up & up! Lots to look forward to!
The record is impressive. However, given UCF has given up a fair amount of points & a ton of yards to really weak teams this season. Have UCF play Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Clemson. Alabama & there’s not a chance they are able stop any of these teams from acoring 50+. It’s far fetched. UCF has pur up a ton of points this season, but not against a really great team. Again, the undefeated season is impressive but controversy will continue until strength of schedule improves!
That’s what I am afraid of! Arkansas seems laser focused on Gus. And when he says “No,” they havent given other coaches equal attention & that may turn them away. I want the best for the Hogs, but damn this seems like a real crap shoot & it really doesnt have to be this way at all
Grew up in Arkansas, went to UofA, played college golf all 4yrs. Graduated w/ a masters from Walton College of business. Arkansas has Jerry Jones & some heavy hitters. However, I think you are misinformed on the Walton family being involved. Norwest Arkansas definitely has some mega wealth, but if you think Malzhan’s decision will have anything to do with money you are wrong. I assure you, whatever Arkansas is prepared to offer the guy Auburn will match. I wish the Walton family, Stephens, Jon Tyson, etc would throw some mega money out there to get us a big name coach. WIth all this coaching musical chairs, I’m not sure who that is & for most big name coaches...They’ve made millions & will continue. Arkansas has incredible facilities but produces very few in state recruits & will always be a tougher place to win than some of its Sec rivals
Gus is 52 & I’m guessing he’s got plenty more gas in the tank! This won’t be his last offer from Arkansas if he’s not ready to leave Auburn. Which, why he would leave Auburn is a mystery to me
I agree. The Arkansas job isn’t going anywhere. All this focus on Gus really makes Arkansas look very careless to other coaches. It just doesnt make much sense for Gus to leave. Look what he’s got at Auburn! His salary will greatly increase & who knows he may go to the National chalpionship. This is a program he built! Why walk away when its thriving only to start over from scratch at Arkansas. I hope Arkansas throws some real cash at a big name coach! If Gus is #1, Memphis coach #2 I really think Arkansas is in bad shape. Sure, I’d enjoy Gus but just seems far fetched!
Lets talk business here...At what point does Bilema & Hogs losing bring $$$ value of the team down & revenue overall that it becomes worth it to pay the buyout? Anyone?
Hmmm.....Petrino wasn't slow to make it happen. He just made poor personal choices. Bilema is yet to prove much, cashed some large checks, done some serious talking proceeded by little action & broken Razorback records of losing like a champ. I hate to bring up the past but that 37yrds rushing total from Hogs & 600+ yrds total offense that Auburn put on Arkansas was horrendous. It seems Wisconsin became better instantly without the guy & unless he has 2 losses or less during upcoming season, It's really tough for me to see how Arkansas has gotten much from the millions Bilema is collecting. Am I nuts or does anyone believe he's accomplished much in his tenure? Or that a better hire wasn't out there for price of Bilema? Sure he's had a few big wins but the major losses have been unforgettable. And his inability to make adjustments at halftime has gotten beyond excuseable. It's just the opposite of most coaches. Hard to have confidence in a potential W, while watching a confrence game if Hogs don't have a 45pt cushion at halftime. I can only pray Jeff Long doesnt add this to hires he regrets after this next season!
Coach B should be at top of the list! Maybe, maybe not if it was based on winning first halves vs games. This guy drives me bonkers & has from day 1. Guy has run his mouth & lost more than I have patience. Proven to recruit large linemen that can eat but can't block. Fails to ponder the words half time adjustments & talks more crap having to eat crow than any coach in NCAA. Wisconsin has only improved since day one of his departure & has he ever sufferred some hideous lossses! AUBURN TIGERS LOSS! I think Arkansas had a total of 32 rushing yrds & AUBURN school record of 600yrds! Insane A#% Pounding! I truly believe I could have coached the HOGs that game and had an equal or better outcome! Straight from Arkansas Alumni-Bilema better win 8games+ or done! Miserable guy!
Musberger is the WORST! If you have watched any game he's been on in past 5yrs, he manages to talk about anything and everything minus pertinent information. Forget about the specifics of the game, play or any useful insight about what you are watching. He's KING of incessantly speaking about random useless topics, which makes him not just useless but intolerable.
LSU fires Les Miles and wins ball games. Thats impressive. We hire a man that sucked at Wisconsin and has sucked serious wind at Arkansas for too long. Sorry we didnt score 40 the first half because under Bilema, razorbacks don't play the second half! People thought I was being a real pessimist when my post on FB before half stated, "Only 24 up, really would like to see another TD to feel good about this game." I was being a realist based on extreme repeat poor performances from Coach B in 2nd half. The only coach I've seen fail to make adjustments during half-time such that his team plays better. He serves up ribs and does anything possible to be certain the team will play far worse than the the initial 1st half. Encourage others amongst the sec that this dude needs to leave asap!!!
"BB: As long as I've coached, you run the ball into the end zone, you don't reach" This is flat unacceptable. Throwing a player under the bus and the game didnt hinge on this play. Bilema is bottom of the barrell. Never was a fan and he continually provides a plethora of reasons why I can't be a Coach B fan.
NO MORE "HYPE VIDEOS," UNTIL ARKANSAS WINs 5 games straight!!!! Please.....
Offer Mr Strong $$ whatever it takes and bring the Hogs some solid D!!! Pleeeeeeeeeezz!!!!
I certainly feel your pain. The Hogs obviously have multiple personalities. After scoring 3pts and giving up 600+yrds to Auburn I was shocked to see Florida favored by only 3.5. Thanks for finally giving us one W after 9 consecutive losses!
Easy killer! Nothing I can say to that my friend. That burns, stings, all of the above
Daaaaamn. No much I can say to that!