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Hiring new football coach trumps a new AD

By Wally Hall

This article was published December 1, 2017 at 2:15 a.m.

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University of Arkansas chancellor Joseph Steinmetz talks to the media about a $120 million gift for the art school on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Rumors were flying. Tweets were twittering, or whatever they do, and texts were being sent with bold statements or tough questions.

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BoudinMan says... December 1, 2017 at 7:47 a.m.

I can see who the scapegoat will be if the new hire(s( don't meet Wally's approval. Surprise! Surpreise! The blamee will be a woman.

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JakePace says... December 1, 2017 at 8:44 a.m.

Are you really suggesting we hire a "running backs coach" with no head coaching experience and I don't think has even been a coordinator just because he's from Arkansas?
Could we aim any lower?
You might recall that both Hatfield and Nutt left Arkansas for what were considered "lateral moves."
There are some good names being mentioned and some good coaches out there - lets let the people in charge do their job. We can stone them to death later.
LOVE ME SOME PORK!

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drs01 says... December 1, 2017 at 8:50 a.m.

The UofA-Fayetteville has some serious problems. The Peter principle comes to mind with dumb and dumber in charge. I doubt if the "Foundation", private donors, filthy rich folks can alter this course enough to save us from mediocrity.
The fate of our football program was determined years ago when we joined the SEC WEST. Taking games away from central Arkansas did little for in-state recruiting. And $130 end zone seats that are being built today are a real joke.
It's obvious that had we been in the EAST we might have consistently winning seasons.
But 3-5 losses in the WEST every year makes for some obscure bowl game every year at best.
Now you are saying it's GUS or else, possibly working for a woman AD. Why not just hire a woman head coach. Hillary would be proud.

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ASD68342008 says... December 1, 2017 at 9:24 a.m.

Wally,
Go ahead and admit it – you're upset Long and BB were given the pink slips after years of failure – the "uncommon" and "build the right way" slogans did not equal victories. Another year of both would have continued the disastrous path of losses. Let us all have patience and give the Ohio State guy and the lady (AD) a chance to find the right personnel. Oh by the way – you forgot to mention Bobby Petrino as a successful coach.

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TravisBickle says... December 1, 2017 at 10:06 a.m.

I don't think there's any coaches clamoring for the hapless Hogs job!!

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mloydcaingmailcom says... December 1, 2017 at 12:58 p.m.

Thank god for Tennessee! Otherwise UA would be the laughing stock of the college football universe.

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RBBrittain says... December 1, 2017 at 1:27 p.m.

Bielema needed to go, but The Hill's stupidity was in (a) firing Long first, then (b) assigning the coaching search to the interim AD without filling the AD opening first. My problem with Julie Cromer Peoples is NOT her gender; it's that she's an interim AD doing a job either Long or the new AD *SHOULD* be doing. The coaching job is important, but so are the AD job and the relationship between AD & coach. That's why we need a *PERMANENT* AD leading the coaching search, even if it's just taking the "interim" off Cromer Peoples' nametag (IMO not the best option, but better than what we have now).

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