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  • #1 by rzrbackramsfan on 02 May 2017
  • Pelphrey was quite the disaster but he did some good things.  Whats your favorite thing he did?

    I would personally go with getting Marshawn Powell to come to Arkansas.  If Powell would've spent 4 years under CMA he could be in the NBA right now.
  • #2 by Proud Hog on 02 May 2017
  • Left
  • #3 by King Kong on 02 May 2017
  • Beating the Hoosiers
  • #4 by TomasPistola on 02 May 2017
  • Showed some fire. I liked the guy. Just wasn't gonna get it done here.
  • #5 by Hollywood_HOGan45 on 02 May 2017
  • He was a fantastic guy.
    Outside if winning in the NCAA his first year I enjoyed beating a great Oklahoma team with Blake griffin.
    One of my favorite nights as a hogfan.
    The problem is the team took a nosedive after beating Texas. 2-14 in a bad league won't get it done,

  • #6 by PonderinHog on 02 May 2017
  • #7 by ShadowHawg on 02 May 2017
  • I liked him. The best thing he did was get academics heading back up.
  • #8 by trphog on 02 May 2017
  • Not come to paint
  • #9 by Foshodo on 03 May 2017
  • Pelphrey was quite the disaster but he did some good things.  Whats your favorite thing he did?

    I would personally go with getting Marshawn Powell to come to Arkansas.  If Powell would've spent 4 years under CMA he could be in the NBA right now.

    Marshawn is a punk... wish he would have stayed in VA with his all-potential fake gangster self. i had to unfollow dude because he ragged on Razorbacks almost any chance he got.
  • #10 by The ColonelHog on 03 May 2017
  • He left!  Terrible hire!
  • #11 by HOGINTENNESSEE on 03 May 2017
  • Beating the Hoosiers

    Yep. This was it.

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  • #12 by HogAllMighty on 03 May 2017
  • #13 by HogAllMighty on 03 May 2017
  • Marshawn is a punk... wish he would have stayed in VA with his all-potential fake gangster self. i had to unfollow dude because he ragged on Razorbacks almost any chance he got.

    So did Darnell Robinson. Did you call him a punk?
  • #14 by The_Iceman on 03 May 2017
  • Pelphreys first year and a half were awesome. His last 2.5 years were a disaster.
  • #15 by PennHOG on 03 May 2017
  • His courtside facial expressions were classic.  I loved his passion but I he had so much trouble with discipling players.   I think he will get his shot again.  But to answer the question, beating Indiana
  • #16 by The_Bionic_Pig on 03 May 2017
  • Uptick in recruiting as compared to Stan Heath.
  • #17 by Hawg Red on 03 May 2017
  • Pelphrey was a decent recruiter but he took too many character risks. It seemed that the fire he had early on in his career went away in that second season. I don't think he was prepared for what it took to run an SEC program. I actually feel bad for the guy. I don't think he was really one anyone's radar for a high-major job before we had to scramble and came calling. Now he's damaged goods. I do think it's odd that he hasn't turned up somewhere as a head coach. He'll just be 49 this summer. I do hope he gets another chance to be a head coach. He just wasn't ready for the Arkansas job.
  • #18 by poloprince on 03 May 2017
  • Suspend his players
  • #19 by King Kong on 03 May 2017
  • Uptick in recruiting as compared to Stan Heath.

    I would disagree with this.
  • #20 by PonderinHog on 03 May 2017
  • I would disagree with this.
    Recruiting was not Heath's problem.
  • #21 by Little Lady Back on 03 May 2017
  • Pelphrey was a decent recruiter but he took too many character risks. It seemed that the fire he had early on in his career went away in that second season. I don't think he was prepared for what it took to run an SEC program. I actually feel bad for the guy. I don't think he was really one anyone's radar for a high-major job before we had to scramble and came calling. Now he's damaged goods. I do think it's odd that he hasn't turned up somewhere as a head coach. He'll just be 49 this summer. I do hope he gets another chance to be a head coach. He just wasn't ready for the Arkansas job.

    This pretty well sums it up.
  • #22 by HognitiveDissonance on 03 May 2017
  • I respect him quite a bit as a person.
    He had mixed results as a coach. I was ok with whatever Long decided to do heading into that fifth season. More time, ok. Make a change, ok with that too.
    But a quality individual.
    One thing that really stood out to me was even after Long made a coaching change, Pelphrey traveled back to Arkansas to see some of his players go through graduation ceremonies. Many people would have left town and never looked back.
  • #23 by Rock City Razorback on 03 May 2017
  • Recruiting was not Heath's problem.

    Agreed. Ronnie Brewer, P Bev, Al Jefferson (even though he never played), Weems (briefly) are the Pro Hogs that have had recent success and staying power in the NBA that were all Heath guys. Pel had some good players, but they never broke through and remained in the league.
  • #24 by Polecat on 03 May 2017
  • Maintaining that super duper haircut
  • #25 by Corkscrew Johnson on 03 May 2017
  • Probably the best thing he did was convince someone he could be a head coach. 
  • #26 by rzrbackramsfan on 03 May 2017
  • Maintaining that super duper haircut

    This too
  • #27 by The_Iceman on 03 May 2017
  • Why is this in the Basketball Recruiting Forum?
  • #28 by ShadowHawg on 03 May 2017
  • Agreed. Ronnie Brewer, P Bev, Al Jefferson (even though he never played), Weems (briefly) are the Pro Hogs that have had recent success and staying power in the NBA that were all Heath guys. Pel had some good players, but they never broke through and remained in the league.

    Since its fair game to hold in state guys against MA, then Brewer and Weems don't count. We were about the only school recruiting Jefferson because everyone knew he was going pro just like LeBron and didn't waste resources on him.

    So that leaves Beverley. A headache and grade causality

    If MA had recruited these guys this would be the narrative along with not being able to keep Anderson from Ok State.
  • #29 by Rock City Razorback on 03 May 2017
  • Since its fair game to hold in state guys against MA, then Brewer and Weems don't count. We were about the only school recruiting Jefferson because everyone knew he was going pro just like LeBron and didn't waste resources on him.

    So that leaves Beverley. A headache and grade causality

    If MA had recruited these guys this would be the narrative along with not being able to keep Anderson from Ok State.

    Fair enough, but if you spin it back around on CMA (I fully support him and like him as our coach, although there are times that I question his recruiting), he doesn't have anybody in the NBA not from the state and he's been here longer than Heath...
  • #30 by hvsupastar on 03 May 2017
  • Personally I liked it when he told that Tennessee player to STFU in the SEC tournament
  • #31 by Jim Harris on 03 May 2017
  • Pelphrey was quite the disaster but he did some good things.  Whats your favorite thing he did?

    I would personally go with getting Marshawn Powell to come to Arkansas.  If Powell would've spent 4 years under CMA he could be in the NBA right now.

    beat Oklahoma and Texas back to back. That's great by anybody's definition.
  • #32 by hogsanity on 03 May 2017
  • Fixed the APR.
  • #33 by HognitiveDissonance on 03 May 2017
  • beat Oklahoma and Texas back to back. That's great by anybody's definition.
    Yes.
    I was going to say that was the ‘Peak of Pelphrey’, but I figured everyone else would say that also.
    I was at both those games. Awesome games, the Bud was rockin’.

    Back to Heath, yes, he was an excellent recruiter, a 9 of 10. I rued the day he left because of that reason. He was bringing the talent in. As a coach, I’d give him 5 of 10. Ok.
    You still get credit for recruits with ties to the program, whether in-city, in-state, etc.
    We should know this by now. Instate guys like Allen and Monk left the state. So even if they’re from Arkansas, you still have to convince them to the UA. You still have to recruit them.
    So, yes, if using a ‘credit’ scale, an instate recruit is still worth full credit to me.
    But to truly measure one’s recruiting prowess, out of state guys are worth more, like double credit. 1 pt for instate, 2 pts for out of state.
    Heath had quite a few out of state recruits.
    He also made his mark recruiting within the first few months of taking the job, drawing legitimate interest from Daniel Gibson and Lamarcus Aldridge, and signing Eric Ferguson and Kendrick Davis on short notice. I was as impressed by that as much as anything.
    Heath’s notable out of state recruits:

    Patrick Beverly         Chicago
    Darian Townes         Virginia
    Al Jefferson              Mississippi
    Steven Hill                 Missouri
    Charles Thomas       Mississippi
    Cyrus McGowan     Mississippi. Entire family had attended Miss St, but Heath convinced him to come here.

    Great salesman, average coach.

    Just strictly considering the last three coaches and not the ‘legends’(Eddie, Nolan), if you could somehow combine Heath’s recruiting ability with Anderson’s coaching, we’d be in business.
  • #34 by McKdaddy on 03 May 2017
  • A solid Broyles vocal impersonation.
  • #35 by WilsonHog on 03 May 2017
  • He could kick hell out of a press row table.
  • #36 by East TN HAWG on 03 May 2017
  • Fixed the APR.

    This was what I was going to say.  We were in trouble before he came (Altman saw it and ran), and we were in good APR shape when he left. 
  • #37 by Little Lady Back on 03 May 2017
  • Personally I liked it when he told that Tennessee player to STFU in the SEC tournament

    That was pretty awesome!
  • #38 by MountieDawg on 03 May 2017
  • His defense of Christian Lattener was awful!
  • #39 by Hogginintheville on 03 May 2017
  • I respect him quite a bit as a person.
    He had mixed results as a coach. I was ok with whatever Long decided to do heading into that fifth season. More time, ok. Make a change, ok with that too.
    But a quality individual.
    One thing that really stood out to me was even after Long made a coaching change, Pelphrey traveled back to Arkansas to see some of his players go through graduation ceremonies. Many people would have left town and never looked back.

    This
  • #40 by HogsonHicks on 03 May 2017
  • The day he laid down and bled.
  • #41 by Letsroll1200 on 03 May 2017
  • Bringing in Courtney Fortson
  • #42 by King Kong on 03 May 2017
  • Since its fair game to hold in state guys against MA, then Brewer and Weems don't count. We were about the only school recruiting Jefferson because everyone knew he was going pro just like LeBron and didn't waste resources on him.

    So that leaves Beverley. A headache and grade causality

    If MA had recruited these guys this would be the narrative along with not being able to keep Anderson from Ok State.

    Jefferson wasn't a guaranteed first round pick at the time. If he had dropped to the Second round he was coming to Arkansas. Steven Hill, Townes, Thomas and  Famutimi all highly ranked.

    If Heath could have coached a lick we might have done something
  • #43 by MCHogger on 03 May 2017
  • Marshawn is a punk... wish he would have stayed in VA with his all-potential fake gangster self. i had to unfollow dude because he ragged on Razorbacks almost any chance he got.

    I rode on an airplane from Fort Smith to Dallas and sat next to Marshawn Powell in early April.  He was a really nice guy and had absolutely nothing to say negative about Arkansas.  I asked him what he was doing in Fort Smith and he said that he lives in Greenwood with his wife.  He came in for the birth of his child that weekend and was on a plane back to Germany where he plays professionally.  He said when he retires from basketball he wants to live there full time- said they have acreage and a nice house and he loves it there.  I asked him about Pelphrey and why he came to Arkansas in the first place. He said he lived in Newport News, VA and was going to either UVA or Arkansas.  He said the reason he came to Arkansas was strictly his relationship with asst. coach Tom Ostrom, who is currently on staff with Archie Miller at Indiana.  He said the first time Pelphrey came to visit him at his high school, Pelphrey actually fell asleep talking to him.  He was very close to Ostrom though.  Marshawn was a top fifty kid in high school and was a very good player for the hogs, despite several injuries.  I asked him about the primary difference between Pelphrey and Anderson and he said discipline and accountability.  He said with Pelphrey you really didn't even have to go to class.  Totally opposite with Mike.   He said the program was much more structured with Anderson.

    He remains very close to BJ and Fortson.  He also said that he played a lot of ball last summer in Springdale against Malik.  He said Marcus had some secret private gym arranged for him and several former and current Hogs to play in.  Said that Fortson was there a lot, and that a Courtney had just signed a big contract extension in China and had a really nice house in Springdale, and that was a surprise to me as well.  Said he really wanted to stay his last year, but that he needed to move on because he was 23 due to his redshirt injury year.  Super nice guy.

    Here are some recent Germany highlights of him, I think we forget how good this guy was

  • #44 by cosmodrum on 03 May 2017
  • beat Oklahoma and Texas back to back. That's great by anybody's definition.

    Yep. This one.
  • #45 by PharmacistHog on 03 May 2017
  • Rocked the hell outta the red sportcoat



  • #46 by ChicoHog on 03 May 2017
  • Didn't give up easy 3's and open layups with his defense!

    I liked the guy also but I think it was time for him to go.  I hope he gets another chance somewhere. 
  • #47 by Boss Hog in the Arkansas on 04 May 2017
  • beat Oklahoma and Texas back to back. That's great by anybody's definition.
    Great start, horrible finish
  • #48 by NWAHog479 on 04 May 2017
  • Sit next to Billy D @ Florida... Pel was and is a great assistant coach, not a bad coach somewhere like USA. LOL @ Marshawn being an NBA player because 4 years here would not have mattered.
  • #49 by azhog10 on 04 May 2017
  • He sure could lay down and have a good bleed.
  • #50 by FineAsSwine on 04 May 2017
  • Didn't give up easy 3's and open layups with his defense!

    Never won 27 games here while not giving up easy 3's and open layups with his defense! Must have sprung a few leaks elsewhere.  ;D
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