Who isn’t next Hog coach
A couple of quick things. First, Rutgers brings a good defensive line and pretty good overall defense to Fayetteville.
The Scarlet Knights offense is not so good, but Louisiana-Monroe looked like a Top 25 team against the Arkansas Razorbacks defense.
There is going to be a lot of discussion in the coming weeks about the next head coach at Arkansas, and while it has already been stated here it won’t be Jon Gruden, I can honestly say that at this point I only know who it won’t be.
It won’t be Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, Les Miles or Pete Carroll.
It won’t be Houston Nutt, Bear Bryant or Jim Tressel.
And most likely it won’t be Bobby Petrino. When Petrino made his recent confession, he did it on national television, not local.
If he thought he had a shot at returning to the Razorbacks that interview would have been done in Arkansas. To further illustrate that, the interview was done in his home state of Montana.
There are a lot of people who won’t be the next coach at Arkansas, but right now what Jeff Long and the Razorbacks Nation need is for there to not be openings at schools with better facilities.
The talent pool is shallow enough for head coaches who are interested in Arkansas.
If you want to follow a dark horse in this race, keep an eye on Louisiana-Lafayette’s Mark Hudspeth, who led the Ragin Cajuns to nine wins last year and a 32-30 win over San Diego State in the New Orleans Bowl.
Not saying he’s on Long’s list, just that he is a good coach who can recruit players and fans.
Also watch what Gus Malzahn does at Arkansas State now that he survived Oregon and Nebraska.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.