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  • #1 by Ben on 11 Aug 2017
  • Is 6-7 wins a good season or bad season for you this year?
  • #2 by razorbackfan86 on 11 Aug 2017
  • For me, anything less than 8 is bad.
  • #3 by The Boar War on 11 Aug 2017
  • Bad (that is to say unacceptable at this point in Bielema's tenure)
  • #4 by Kevin on 11 Aug 2017
  • Year five, shouldn't the expectations be higher
  • #5 by NoogaHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • Very disappointing. 8 would be acceptable but not satisfactory. That being said, 7 wins would not have me ready to find a new coach, but 6 would be a losing season and possibly a firable offense. I'm obviously not taking into account unpredictable things such as a injuries or a cholera outbreak or even amoebic dysentery.
  • #6 by TrueBlue on 11 Aug 2017
  • Lanny will have to get a bigger server to handle the traffic after a 6 or 7 win season.

     
  • #7 by sowmonella on 11 Aug 2017
  • Is 6-7 wins a good season or bad season for you this year?

    You should be bant for life plus 20 years for this post.
  • #8 by HillBillyHogfan on 11 Aug 2017
  • 6-7 wins means pay the buy-out and throw all the money it will take at P.J Fleck
  • #9 by jst01 on 11 Aug 2017
  • Bad, real bad.
  • #10 by King Kong on 11 Aug 2017
  • Yes. Especially considering this IMO is the easiest schedule we have had since 2011
  • #11 by The Kig on 11 Aug 2017
  • My guess is this thread will be in File-13 soon... it's pointless. 

    For those who think the program is going in the right direction, 6-7 wins would not be a good season.  Nor is it where most of us think we will end up.  Some pretty bad things would have to happen for us to only win 6 and even 7 seems unlikely. 

    Even the people who apparently hate CBB, don't think the program is going in the right direction, etc... don't think 6-7 wins is good.  They just may think that is where we end up, which would add fuel to their position that things need to change.

    For me personally, I think anything less than 8 wins is going to be considered underachieving.  Having said that, if we have injuries at key positions we could well end up with 6/7 wins.  BUT that would be very bad. 
  • #12 by SemperHawg on 11 Aug 2017
  • The SEC West is as down as its been since Coach B has been here, we don't draw Georgia/Tennessee/Florida from the east, and Mizzou SHOULD (cough cough) be beatable.  He has a returning senior top end QB. 

    Ole Miss-Dumpster Fire
    Miss St- Should be beatable at home.
    A&M- If there were ever a year to get these dudes, this has to be it.  They are bad and we are on two weeks rest.

    USC-E-tough but winnable on the road
    Mizzou- If he drops two in a row to this garbage team he deserves to fired on the spot.

    TCU- not out of reason to expect a win at home with two more days rest than them.
    3 other non con games- All should be wins, if not see Mizzou.

    You do the math on that and tell me what win total is ok with you.
  • #13 by Polecat on 11 Aug 2017
  • not sure if it's acceptable, but it's expected
  • #14 by NoogaHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • a cholera outbreak or even amoebic dysentery.

    As I typed that I remembered that we do go to LSU this year
  • #15 by longpig on 11 Aug 2017
  • For me, anything less than 8 is bad.

    Bad starts at 8 with me. 
  • #16 by HoopS on 11 Aug 2017
  • Following how we collapsed last season, 6 wins would be a problem.
  • #17 by jusgtohogs on 11 Aug 2017
  • Not going to be surprised if that's the result we get but won't be happy about it.  Expectations should go up every year and if they don't win at least 8, I think Coach will be heavily scrutinized going forward--and should be.
  • #18 by GuvHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • 7 wins would not be acceptable.
  • #19 by rzrbkman on 11 Aug 2017
  • Is 6-7 wins a good season or bad season for you this year?

    Now there's a topic that has not been already discussed to death this summer.
  • #20 by bigpigpimpin on 11 Aug 2017
  • Just say no
  • #21 by HawgsPolo on 11 Aug 2017
  •  8)
  • #22 by King Kong on 11 Aug 2017
  • 6-7 wins means pay the buy-out and throw all the money it will take at P.J Fleck

    The players will be excited to get Robb Smith back in that move
  • #23 by HamSammich on 11 Aug 2017
  • We will win 7 and beat Bama... completely acceptable
  • #24 by Hawgphat on 11 Aug 2017
  • Would it be "acceptable" to me for my little Maltese mutt to lose an arm wrestling contest with a gorilla?  - - - Sure; that conclusion is a given.

    Would it be "acceptable" to me for Arkansas to lose to Florida A&M and New Mexico State? - - - No.

    Would it be "acceptable" for Arkansas to register another 6-7 win season? - - - Take another hard, unbiased look at how these past two seasons have panned out, - - - - - - and you tell me.

    When I was a small child, my grandfather had a sorry, worthless, lazy old mule named "Fred".  Now, - - - my grandfather could have taken old Fred out and run him every day - from sun-up to sundown - until he dropped, - - - and it would have been EXTREMELY unlikely that Old Fred would have EVER won The Kentucky Derby.  Such a goal would have been totally unrealistic.  Such an accomplishment simply WASN'T WITHIN THE LIMIT'S OF FRED'S CAPABILITY.

    Segue the past two seasons to this impending new season. - - - - - - - - - There's your answer.
  • #25 by HamSammich on 11 Aug 2017
  • Would it be "acceptable" to me for my little Maltese mutt to lose an arm wrestling contest with a gorilla?  - - - Sure; that conclusion is a given.

    Would it be "acceptable" to me for Arkansas to lose to Florida A&M and New Mexico State? - - - No.

    Would it be "acceptable" for Arkansas to register another 6-7 win season? - - - Take another hard, unbiased look at how these past two seasons have panned out, - - - - - - and you tell me.

    When I was a small child, my grandfather had a sorry, worthless, lazy old mule named "Fred".  Now, - - - my grandfather could have taken old Fred out and run him every day - from sun-up to sundown - until he dropped, - - - and it would have been EXTREMELY unlikely that Old Fred would have EVER won The Kentucky Derby.  Such a goal would have been totally unrealistic.  Such an accomplishment simply WASN'T WITHIN THE LIMIT'S OF FRED'S CAPABILITY.

    Segue the past two seasons to this impending new season. - - - - - - - - - There's your answer.

    Was shooting Fred and getting a John Deere out of the question?
  • #26 by theFlyingHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • 8)
    Now that is an earth shattering first post.



    Of course 6-7 wins is unacceptable. 9 wins makes me feel alright but really it's all in how we play and compete.
  • #27 by Hawgphat on 11 Aug 2017
  • Was shooting Fred and getting a John Deere out of the question?

    Grandfather couldn't have afforded the John Deere; - - - - and Fred couldn't have afforded Grandfathers Kentucky Derby ambitions.

    Disappointment comes to all along Life's Pathway.
  • #28 by DoctorSusscrofa on 11 Aug 2017
  • Regardless of the answer, BB isn't likely getting fired for it, so it's not really worth answering. (But I'm a sucker so there's my response.)
  • #29 by Hawgphat on 11 Aug 2017
  • This matter of the "acceptability" factor in regard to the number of accrued wins for this upcoming season rather reminds of the episode of the "Heavy Duty Judy" in the shoe store.  The sales girl told Judy, "Sure, we have that particular shoe in all sizes; - - what's your size"?  HDJ replied, "Well, - - - I'd go with size 6, - - - but size 8 feels so comfortable, - - - I guess I'll settle for size 10s".

    If the Hogs are unable to forge a 10-win season, - - it's likely an individual call as to what would be an "acceptable W-L record.
  • #30 by HamSammich on 11 Aug 2017
  • Grandfather couldn't have afforded the John Deere; - - - - and Fred couldn't have afforded Grandfathers Kentucky Derby ambitions.

    Disappointment comes to all along Life's Pathway.

    In India you would be a god.
  • #31 by longpig on 11 Aug 2017
  • Not going to be surprised if that's the result we get but won't be happy about it.  Expectations should go up every year and if they don't win at least 8, I think Coach will be heavily scrutinized going forward--and should be.

    Yeh, 8 or less this season and the Pelini comparisons will start flying.
  • #32 by Hawgphat on 11 Aug 2017
  • In India you would be a god.

    I don't know about that; - - - Grandfather's cow, Myrtle, didn't seem to be overly fond of me.
  • #33 by TheRazorback500 on 11 Aug 2017
  • Less than 8 is unacceptable to me unless there's a rash of key injuries.
  • #34 by Hogwild on 11 Aug 2017
  • I wouldn't have a problem with a 7-5 regular season. 

    We will likely be underdogs in at least 5 games, TCU, A&M, Bama, Auburn, and LSU.  With USCe being a toss up.

    If we win the games we are suppose to, 7 wins would be a reasonable regular season, anything less than means after 5 season his overall record would still be south of .500
  • #35 by Arkansas Fan on 11 Aug 2017
  • The SEC West is as down as its been since Coach B has been here, we don't draw Georgia/Tennessee/Florida from the east, and Mizzou SHOULD (cough cough) be beatable.  He has a returning senior top end QB. 

    Ole Miss-Dumpster Fire
    Miss St- Should be beatable at home.
    A&M- If there were ever a year to get these dudes, this has to be it.  They are bad and we are on two weeks rest.

    USC-E-tough but winnable on the road
    Mizzou- If he drops two in a row to this garbage team he deserves to fired on the spot.

    TCU- not out of reason to expect a win at home with two more days rest than them.
    3 other non con games- All should be wins, if not see Mizzou.

    You do the math on that and tell me what win total is ok with you.

    IF Bielema wins 8-10 games this season, people will just say it's because the SEC is down.
  • #36 by farmhawg on 11 Aug 2017
  • Year five, shouldn't the expectations be higher
    Only if you like winning.
  • #37 by HamSammich on 11 Aug 2017
  • Only if you like winning.

    Horrible take horrible fan. Life sucks huh?
  • #38 by Hawgphish on 11 Aug 2017
  • 6 no, 7 yes with elevated expectations next year.
  • #39 by Poker_hog on 11 Aug 2017
  • 7-6 isn't acceptable to me.  8-5 is acceptable.  9-4 is minimum to make me feel good about the state of the program. 
  • #40 by razored on 11 Aug 2017
  • If 6 -7 -8 - 90 wins are acceptable then why did UA FIRE Hootie.

    At 70 years old I can remember the time when anything less than UNDEFEATED was NOT acceptable.

    Get on the bandwagon or get lost.
  • #41 by razored on 11 Aug 2017
  • If 6 -7 -8 - 9 wins are acceptable then why did UA FIRE Hootie.

    At 70 years old I can remember the time when anything less than UNDEFEATED was NOT acceptable.

    Get on the bandwagon or get lost.

  • #42 by SugarHillGaHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • I'd be extremely disappointed with a 6-7 record.  However if they looked competitive with no blow outs or second half collapses I'd probably be able to handle it.  It's time to prove it more than that though.  I have standards and they are low but blow outs and second half "wth just happened" would get me off the fence finally.
  • #43 by davglo35 on 11 Aug 2017
  • To me last year was unacceptable. We were 2 second half meltdowns from a 9 win season. Its the manner in which we only won 7 that peed on my fire of enthusiasm. The smoke was just too much to take.
    This season should be at least 8 and maybe even 10 if we avoid the meltdowns and put a foot on the neck when we have em down.
    I'm taking this season as a wait and see ordeal. If we don't improve in several aspects it could even be a 5 win season worst case scenario.
  • #44 by WilsonHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • What is the definition of "acceptable?"
  • #45 by VirginiaHog on 11 Aug 2017
  • Need 8 min.
  • #46 by Hawgphat on 11 Aug 2017
  • If 6 -7 -8 - 9 wins are acceptable then why did UA FIRE Hootie.

    At 70 years old I can remember the time when anything less than UNDEFEATED was NOT acceptable.

    Get on the bandwagon or get lost.

    "Get on the bandwagon, - - - OR GET LOST"?

    Wow. - - - - - - - - - - - Just - - - - - wow.
  • #47 by NotSoFastMyFriend on 11 Aug 2017
  • No one can seriously agree with 6-7 wins as acceptable.
  • #48 by farmhawg on 11 Aug 2017
  • Horrible take horrible fan. Life sucks huh?
    Nope, sooner or later we will have a new coach that can finish.
  • #49 by TNhawgfan on 11 Aug 2017
  • 7 wins is not acceptable, but i think that's much more likely than 9 wins. These teams you guys are calling trash (mizzou, tamu, ole miss) are going to light up the scoreboard against our D
  • #50 by jgphillips3 on 11 Aug 2017
  • With this schedule and at this stage in tenure, 100% unacceptable.  I don't even think Jeff Long would find that acceptable either.
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