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This guy looks like the "anti-Petrino". Thank goodness!
1 year, 7 months ago on The Bielema Era Begins In Fayetteville
I would hire Phil for five years,bring in Peyton at year three & groom him to be head coach by year six!
1 year, 7 months ago on Strong Still Mulling UT, Louisville Offers... Or Is He?
@Norton "Law of diminishing returns" is exactly what is about to play out. I doubt all of these rosy predictions of increased revenue will overcome the stark reality of two more mouths to feed. Also, CBS is right on target with their analysis that this expansion has added almost nothing to the overall TV product. "Eyeballs in Missouri" don't mean much if they're all trained on the Rams, Chiefs & Cardinals!
2 years, 1 month ago on Was The SEC, Missouri, And Texas A&M Union A Smart Move?
Ugh! We look like we belong in the WAC, not the SEC.
2 years, 1 month ago on Arkansas Unveils New Uniforms: Black Jerseys, Black Pants, White Helmets, Mix And Match
What is the evidence that this "matters to recruits"? U of A Recruiting Coordinator Tim Horton was quoted as saying that he had never had a recruit mention uniforms in his entire coaching career. What these uniforms do accomplish is to solidify our status as a second tier program that looks like we don't belong in the SEC!
2 years, 1 month ago on More Photos Of Hogs' New Football Uniforms
The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again! I knew expansion wasn't worth it.
2 years, 1 month ago on Sherrill Says A&M-LSU Thanksgiving Game Is Already On The Table
Tim Horton should be the clear choice! If he handles the job well, remove the interim tag.
2 years, 3 months ago on Fulmer Backpeddles, Carroll Pushes Mariucci For Hogs Gig
Great move, Jeff! I didn't think we had the guts to do the right thing, but I was wrong. I'm very proud to be a U of A alum & Razorback fan tonight. Now let's ring up Kirby Smart!
2 years, 3 months ago on Report: Arkansas Has Fired Bobby Petrino
John, you should slide as many copies of your "Push It Past Cowards" post under as many ADs' doors as you can find. That's the best post you have ever put on here!
2 years, 5 months ago on SEC A.D.s Ready To Start Schedule Talks
If they weren't prepared to go to a nine game conference schedule, they should never have expanded the league!
2 years, 5 months ago on SEC A.D.s Will Discuss 9-Game Schedule; Slive Needs To Push It Past Cowards
2 years, 5 months ago on Grant's Stand Could Cost Tide, But Kudos To Him For Taking It
@dee6634 I don't see how I could be paranoid about this. I'm not even an Alabama fan. I was simply asking for information.
@dee6634 Does Coach Saban have any kind of a track record in similar situations?
That's my kind of guy. Way to go Coach Grant!
I attended my first college football game at War Memorial stadium in 1956. Baylor beat Arkansas 12 - 0 in the season opener. It was Frank Broyles first game as the Razorback head coach. I have had many wonderful memories at War Memorial over the past 55 years. Many of my favorite memories involve the "red-hot" Ark. - LSU series. I hope the Hogs continue to play in War Memorial for many years to come & I especially hope they keep the LSU series there.
2 years, 5 months ago on Little Rock Might Upgrade War Memorial Stadium To Keep Hog Football
Has he been to the U. of Ark. campus yet? That might make him feel a lot better.
2 years, 5 months ago on HS Coach: Philon Feeling Better About Arkansas Decision
Won't the TV networks "encourage" a 9 game conference schedule? It would certainly "enhance the content" of a TV package.
2 years, 6 months ago on ACC Adopts The Scheduling Format The SEC Is Scared Of
All this is giving me a headache. Why not just go back to divisions like in football? The Big 10 & PAC 12 have it right. Arrange the schedule so as to enhance competition & rivalries within the conference & quit worrying so much about the post-season. That's like teaching for test scores instead of for learning.
2 years, 6 months ago on An 18-Game, Divisionless Schedule Would Be Best For SEC Hoops
So do you think these geographically challenged conference wreckers are thinking about that...at all?
2 years, 6 months ago on Big 12 Reopens The Expansion Can Of Worms
It seems to me that much of the misadventure that is conference realignment is driven by schools chasing automatic qualifier staus for BCS bowls afforded by membership in the power conferences. If major college football does adopt a long-awaited much-needed playoff system, doesn't that do away with the automatic qualifier status & therefore much of the reason for these absurd moves?
Adding 2 more teams & certainly playing only within your division are where I disagree with XIIarf. The SEC should have stayed at 12 teams [if it ain't broke don't fix it]. If the main purpose of adding A&M & Mo. was to enhance the TV package by "adding more eyeballs" I believe it is coming at too high of a price [splitting revenue 2 more ways, disrupting schedules, threatening existing rivalries, etc.] It would have been much better to enhance the TV package by adding another conference game & entering into a formal non-conference scheduling agreement with the Big 12 or the ACC like the Big 10 & Pac 12 have done. I believe Mr. Slive got outflanked on that one.
2 years, 6 months ago on More Schedule Whining: This Time From Carolina
While I do not agree with the first part of your post [that's going from bad to worse], I do agree with the latter. Since we are now a 14 team league, a 9 game conference schedule is the remedy for preserving more existing rivalries & allowing "non-permanent" cross-divisional opponents to play each other twice in every 6 years instead of twice in every 12 years. It will also "enhance the content" of the TV package & strike a blow against cupcake scheduling.
I agree. I know it's a little late, but I don't think adding A&M & Mo. is worth all of this.