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  • #1 by ricepig on 03 Nov 2017
  • #2 by nwahogfan1 on 03 Nov 2017
  • #3 by Potosihog on 03 Nov 2017
  • No way them Awlburn boys want someone with integrity.

    "If you ain't cheatin you ain't tryin"
  • #4 by Justifiable Hogicide on 03 Nov 2017
  • Auburn is not about hire an AD dumb enough to fire Bobby Petrino over what Long did.
  • #5 by Dwight_K_Shrute on 03 Nov 2017
  • It's just lazy writers throwing out the same list of names they always do.  Bigger jobs have come and gone and JL has not left.  He's not going to dip his toe into that cesspool.  Use some common sense.  The GOBN here is more than enough for him but pales in comparison to that at Auburn.
  • #6 by phadedhawg on 03 Nov 2017
  • Auburn will have to clean up their own mess before they can steal out of state talent to take over the AD job.  Any AD would be crazy to take over that mess with an FBI investigation ongoing.
  • #7 by Dark Helmet Hog on 03 Nov 2017
  • Long is the HDN of athletic directors. His name will keep popping up with every job opening for a while until he destroys our program and no one else wants him.
  • #8 by ChicoHog on 03 Nov 2017
  • Long is the HDN of athletic directors. His name will keep popping up with every job opening for a while until he destroys our program and no one else wants him.
    Big difference.  Long is highly regarded in the AD and college president's world.  Nutt was not and is not.  Otherwise he would have another job by now.  Pretty obvious the AD's of the world have no interest in HDN. 
  • #9 by 12247 on 03 Nov 2017
  • I just don't see Jeff Long as a fit for Auburn and I would think both sides know that.
  • #10 by LZH on 03 Nov 2017
  • Jeff Long just wanted his name thrown in there to look like a bad ass so that way when he screws up another head-coaching hire, he will at least look like he went for a killer and not another milk toast mediocre coach.
  • #11 by hog911 on 03 Nov 2017
  • Long is the HDN of athletic directors. His name will keep popping up with every job opening for a while until he destroys our program and no one else wants him.
    If JL was truly sought after he wonít be here! Itís all smoke and mirror and another way to get himself a raise!
  • #12 by tusked on 03 Nov 2017


  • I still wish I knew what JL has done for the hogs to make him such a highly regarded AD.  I think it's self promoting BS.
  • #13 by Jack The BN on 03 Nov 2017
  • I don't know why you guys complain about Long so much. We've got ball park hot dogs at the concession stand. Life is good!
  • #14 by farmhawg on 03 Nov 2017
  • Obviously being in the top ten adís long will be chosen at Auburn. How could they pass on him?

    Like Nebraska....
  • #15 by Rayzback on 03 Nov 2017
  • Iíd read that him and Gus didnít get along. Wonder what this means for Malzahn?
  • #16 by HardCore on 03 Nov 2017
  • Long is highly regarded in the AD and college president's world. 

    And the runway at XNA is smoking hot with University Gulfstreamís flying in to acquire his services. 
  • #17 by jkstock04 on 03 Nov 2017
  • Iíd read that him and Gus didnít get along. Wonder what this means for Malzahn?
    I had heard a few weeks back that it was either going to be Malzahn or Jacobs head on the chopping block. By that wisdom this means Gus is safe.

    Not sure I believe that though. Losing to Bama a few years in a row will get any coach there fired. They for sure wanna win.
  • #18 by Rayzback on 03 Nov 2017
  • I had heard a few weeks back that it was either going to be Malzahn or Jacobs head on the chopping block. By that wisdom this means Gus is safe.

    Not sure I believe that though. Losing to Bama a few years in a row will get any coach there fired. They for sure wanna win.

    Thought the same....    or did they want a new AD in place to pick the next coach.
  • #19 by Hoggish1 on 03 Nov 2017
  • It's just lazy writers throwing out the same list of names they always do.

    Enough said.  Bingo...
  • #20 by Torqued pork on 03 Nov 2017

  • I still wish I knew what JL has done for the hogs to make him such a highly regarded AD.  I think it's self promoting BS.
    It's his thespian skills. His tears at the announcement of Petrino's leaving rank up there with Denzel Washington's in Glory during the whipping post scene.
  • #21 by The Hawg Marshal on 03 Nov 2017
  • I had heard a few weeks back that it was either going to be Malzahn or Jacobs head on the chopping block. By that wisdom this means Gus is safe.

    Not sure I believe that though. Losing to Bama a few years in a row will get any coach there fired. They for sure wanna win.
    Jacobs has been taking a lot of heat for the softball scandal and basketball problems with the FBI. Couple that with a lot fans being unhappy with Gus, it's a wonder Jacobs has hung on this long.
  • #22 by Cure on 03 Nov 2017
  • Jeff Long just wanted his name thrown in there to look like a bad ass so that way when he screws up another head-coaching hire, he will at least look like he went for a killer and not another milk toast mediocre coach.
    Long didn't screw up hiring Bielema. I hope fans don't truly believe this.
  • #23 by hawgon on 03 Nov 2017
  • Sounds like they need an integrity injection to get them through this basketball scandal.
  • #24 by East Clintwood on 03 Nov 2017
  • It's just lazy writers throwing out the same list of names they always do. 


    They (and most anybody else) probably only know about 3 AD's names at all, whether they're any good or not.  So every job opening that comes up gets the same 3 AD's mentioned for the job.
  • #25 by EastexHawg on 03 Nov 2017
  • Iíd read that him and Gus didnít get along. Wonder what this means for Malzahn?

    Nothing.  Long isn't going to Auburn.  His work here isn't finished.  Faint though it is, the football program has a slight pulse.
  • #26 by HardCore on 03 Nov 2017
  • Long didn't screw up hiring Bielema. I hope fans don't truly believe this.

    No.......No.  Itís worked out really well.
  • #27 by East Clintwood on 03 Nov 2017
  • Long didn't screw up hiring Bielema. I hope fans don't truly believe this.


    Yes, he most certainly did screw it up. 

    He got Bert's love letter and he did a wikipedia level investigation of his resume and then hired him.  On the surface it looked fine but there was much there to indicate that it wouldn't work. If he had dug into the situation at all, he could have seen that Bert and system was not a good fit at Arkansas and the the deck was stacked against him being successful here.
  • #28 by jkstock04 on 03 Nov 2017
  • Sounds like they need an integrity injection to get them through this basketball scandal.
    LOL. Perfect scenario...I think they could use an AD like Jeff Long to clean up their "win first" mentality that seems to plague their program.
  • #29 by Cure on 03 Nov 2017
  • No.......No.  Itís worked out really well.
    It hasn't worked out the way he's hoped I'm sure, but grabbing a successful head coach from a P5 school is not a bad hire. He gave him time to build his program, which is all any coach could ask from their AD.


    Yes, he most certainly did screw it up. 
    He got Bert's love letter and he did a wikipedia level investigation of his resume and then hired him. 
    Oh, so that's how it worked? I understand.
  • #30 by PygmalionEffect2 on 03 Nov 2017
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    It's just lazy bama writers
  • #31 by hobhog on 03 Nov 2017
  • Jeff Long just wanted his name thrown in there to look like a bad ass so that way when he screws up another head-coaching hire, he will at least look like he went for a killer and not another milk toast mediocre coach.

    He didn't throw his name in there. But carry on....
  • #32 by Dark Helmet Hog on 03 Nov 2017
  • Big difference.  Long is highly regarded in the AD and college president's world.  Nutt was not and is not.  Otherwise he would have another job by now.  Pretty obvious the AD's of the world have no interest in HDN. 

    You failed to see the deeper meaning here. That's ok. Carry on.
  • #33 by gchamblee on 04 Nov 2017

  • Yes, he most certainly did screw it up. 

    He got Bert's love letter and he did a wikipedia level investigation of his resume and then hired him.  On the surface it looked fine but there was much there to indicate that it wouldn't work. If he had dug into the situation at all, he could have seen that Bert and system was not a good fit at Arkansas and the the deck was stacked against him being successful here.

    The most impressive part of your post is that you actually believe this.
  • #34 by gchamblee on 04 Nov 2017
  • Jeff Longs name keeps coming up in these AD searches, not because he puts his name out there, but that he is high on everyone's list due to his reputation and how highly respected he is to those that matter in these types of searches. Watching people who are butthurt over CBB not working out here slide their chapped asses across the carpet is comedy.
  • #35 by BR on 04 Nov 2017
  • #36 by twistitup on 04 Nov 2017
  • Jeff Longs name keeps coming up in these AD searches, not because he puts his name out there, but that he is high on everyone's list due to his reputation and how highly respected he is to those that matter in these types of searches. Watching people who are butthurt over CBB not working out here slide their chapped asses across the carpet is comedy.

    Chumlee defends Long and CBB....again. Dude must get paid- its all he does. Damn Russians
  • #37 by GuvHog on 04 Nov 2017
  • Jacobs has been taking a lot of heat for the softball scandal and basketball problems with the FBI. Couple that with a lot fans being unhappy with Gus, it's a wonder Jacobs has hung on this long.

    That's exactly why Jeff Long would be a good fit for Auburn. After the scandals, they need to clean things up and he would be the perfect one to do that.
  • #38 by HardCore on 04 Nov 2017
  • #39 by jkstock04 on 04 Nov 2017
  • Chumlee defends Long and CBB....again. Dude must get paid- its all he does. Damn Russians
    They know they have been dead wrong about everything they have pushed so hard and it's their only defense. Comical really. I've never seen anything like it. Even staring right in the face of their extremely hard fought agenda sinking to the depths of hilarity they are defiant.

    Just so you know, in case you haven't heard...Bielema is still a high end wondrous coach...Jeff Long was an absolute genius for hiring him. "It just didn't work out here." Bielema has just been an unlucky guy. If the tandem of Jeff Long and Bielema were at a different place than Arkansas not only would they be bringing home integrity national championships every year, they would also be winning football national championships.
  • #40 by MuskogeeHogFan on 04 Nov 2017

  • Yes, he most certainly did screw it up. 

    He got Bert's love letter and he did a wikipedia level investigation of his resume and then hired him.  On the surface it looked fine but there was much there to indicate that it wouldn't work. If he had dug into the situation at all, he could have seen that Bert and system was not a good fit at Arkansas and the the deck was stacked against him being successful here.

    As a disclaimer: I'd like to see Bielema gone at the end of this season.

    As for Long's choice of Bielema, his hire (based in part on his success at Wisconsin) looked like a home run at the time due to the facts that:

    1. He was an advocate of players getting to class, staying out of trouble, getting their degrees.
    2. He embraced a strong R/S Program.
    3. Didn't depend on getting high ranking recruiting classes to have success.
    4. He put a lot of emphasis on long term player development to sustain success in a program.
    5. His background growing up on a farm might make him a better fit for a state like Arkansas.
    6. He had won conference titles and gone to a lot of bowls at a major P-5 school.

    On the surface, to many if not most of us, this did indeed look like a home run hire and we weren't the only ones who thought that was true.

    Bielema wanted this job pretty badly but I think he underestimated the level of the challenge, especially with regard to recruiting in the SEC. Higher ranked talent didn't gravitate to Arkansas based on Bielema's name and record as he thought they would. There have been several reasons for that.

    I believe that Long thought that if a HC could have the level of success at Wisconsin that Bielema had, while instilling discipline on and off the field as well as in the classroom and academics (Long's hot button), that he could surely emulate the same success at Arkansas.

    So did Long whiff on the hire of Bielema? Well of course hindsight is 20/20 but there were very few (aside from those blatantly biased in favor of BP at the time) that didn't say that this was a great hire. It produced great expectations.

    It didn't turn out to be the success that everyone (including Bielema and Long) had hoped to see, but the initial hire was thought to be a home run.
  • #41 by BR on 04 Nov 2017
  • As a disclaimer: I'd like to see Bielema gone at the end of this season.

    As for Long's choice of Bielema, his hire (based in part on his success at Wisconsin) looked like a home run at the time due to the facts that:

    1. He was an advocate of players getting to class, staying out of trouble, getting their degrees.
    2. He embraced a strong R/S Program.
    3. Didn't depend on getting high ranking recruiting classes to have success.
    4. He put a lot of emphasis on long term player development to sustain success in a program.
    5. His background growing up on a farm might make him a better fit for a state like Arkansas.
    6. He had won conference titles and gone to a lot of bowls at a major P-5 school.

    On the surface, to many if not most of us, this did indeed look like a home run hire and we weren't the only ones who thought that was true.

    Bielema wanted this job pretty badly but I think he underestimated the level of the challenge, especially with regard to recruiting in the SEC. Higher ranked talent didn't gravitate to Arkansas based on Bielema's name and record as he thought they would. There have been several reasons for that.

    I believe that Long thought that if a HC could have the level of success at Wisconsin that Bielema had, while instilling discipline on and off the field as well as in the classroom and academics (Long's hot button), that he could surely emulate the same success at Arkansas.

    So did Long whiff on the hire of Bielema? Well of course hindsight is 20/20 but there were very few (aside from those blatantly biased in favor of BP at the time) that didn't say that this was a great hire. It produced great expectations.

    It didn't turn out to be the success that everyone (including Bielema and Long) had hoped to see, but the initial hire was thought to be a home run.
    I agree with this 100%, nice job MuskogeeHogFan.. Realistic views and what I thought when he was hired.
  • #42 by parallaxpig on 04 Nov 2017
  • Iíd read that him and Gus didnít get along. Wonder what this means for Malzahn?

    He loses to Alabama and Georgia then he's bye bye........
  • #43 by DEVIL DOG HOG on 04 Nov 2017
  • The FBI report is due out this week.
  • #44 by parallaxpig on 04 Nov 2017
  • The FBI report is due out this week.

    Will they take Pearl out during game in handcuffs. I think that would make ESPN's top 10 plays of the day.
  • #45 by ChicoHog on 04 Nov 2017
  • Will they take Pearl out during game in handcuffs. I think that would make ESPN's top 10 plays of the day.
    That would make my day.  He is a scumbag, used car salesman.

    I think Malzahn may survive because the new AD would want a say in the football coach hire.   Unless he loses to A&M, UGA and Bama.  Then it probably doesn't matter. 
  • #46 by gchamblee on 04 Nov 2017
  • Chumlee defends Long and CBB....again. Dude must get paid- its all he does. Damn Russians

    which part of my post do you think isnt true?
  • #47 by gchamblee on 04 Nov 2017
  • They know they have been dead wrong about everything they have pushed so hard and it's their only defense. Comical really. I've never seen anything like it. Even staring right in the face of their extremely hard fought agenda sinking to the depths of hilarity they are defiant.

    Just so you know, in case you haven't heard...Bielema is still a high end wondrous coach...Jeff Long was an absolute genius for hiring him. "It just didn't work out here." Bielema has just been an unlucky guy. If the tandem of Jeff Long and Bielema were at a different place than Arkansas not only would they be bringing home integrity national championships every year, they would also be winning football national championships.

    ? literally nobody has said this lol
  • #48 by GunnerHawg70 on 04 Nov 2017
  • It hasn't worked out the way he's hoped I'm sure, but grabbing a successful head coach from a P5 school is not a bad hire. He gave him time to build his program, which is all any coach could ask from their AD.
    Oh, so that's how it worked? I understand.
    Dude, you're trying to use logic and reasoning on HV...Waaaaay too many jackholes on here that want to debate (unintelligently) facts and common sense all for a cheap laugh or a crappy attempt to "HV Shame" you...Dumb down your facts, leave holes in your story and you'll fit right on in...😑
  • #49 by jkstock04 on 04 Nov 2017
  • Dude, you're trying to use logic and reasoning on HV...Waaaaay too many jackholes on here that want to debate (unintelligently) facts and common sense all for a cheap laugh or a crappy attempt to "HV Shame" you...Dumb down your facts, leave holes in your story and you'll fit right on in...😑

    Absolutely. Because hiring a big 10 retread who was going to bring us a smashmouth offensive line and stout defense with zero team speed was a great idea from the get go.
  • #50 by Cinco de Hogo on 04 Nov 2017
  • Long didn't screw up hiring Bielema. I hope fans don't truly believe this.

    The only fans saying stuff like this are the ones that don't understand what kind of coach Arkansas needs, which Long didn't.   Just because you got a name don't mean diddle.  Long made a mistake and a lot of people knew it at the time.  Most of us still hoped and gave it time but it never "felt" like it would work out.

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