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  • #101 by Hollywood870 on 12 Sep 2017
  • We don't need a big name.  We need young, hungry and brilliant.  Even the big boys (LSU, Florida, Georgia, etc) haven't been able to hire "big" names so I'm thinking we need the next coordinator ready to make the leap or an innovative coach at a lower level school.
  • #102 by DLUXHOG on 12 Sep 2017
  • Barry Switzer
    Jimmy Johnson
  • #103 by DLUXHOG on 12 Sep 2017
  • Barry Switzer
    Jimmy Johnson
    Lou Holtz
    (And they've all 3 won several NCs and they all 3 have significant ties to Arkansas)
  • #104 by RazorbackAlways on 12 Sep 2017
  • Jimmy Johnson would be amazing. One can only hope he does it for charity.
  • #105 by Karma on 12 Sep 2017
  • A name that will become big in a couple of years is Major Applewhite at Houston. Talking to the young man is like talking to Lou Holtz or Jim Harbaugh in their early days. Only problem is you will have to worry about the teasips to come calling after he is successful. Major is like the next coming of J.Frank Broyles or Darrell Royal back in the 50's. Brilliant football mind, just watch and wait.
    A little coed scandal will likely prohibit him from being our coach while Long is AD.
  • #106 by Karma on 12 Sep 2017
  • Holtz
    Johnson
    Switzer
    Also all old and tired.
  • #107 by DLUXHOG on 12 Sep 2017
  • Also all old and tired.

    Age is only in your mind.  Two of them definitely don't perform to their age, one of them acts like or thinks like he's 10 years older than he is....(you can guess which one I'm referring to)
  • #108 by Wildhog on 12 Sep 2017
  • Age is only in your mind.  Two of them definitely don't perform to their age, one of them acts like or thinks like he's 10 years older than he is....(you can guess which one I'm referring to)

    Wait, you were serious?
  • #109 by DLUXHOG on 12 Sep 2017
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  • If they wanted to, and with the right assistants, any of these 3 could bring an NC to Arkansas......
  • #112 by jcbville on 12 Sep 2017
  • Florida, Tenn, LSU, Texas, etc... Have not landed big name coaches in recent history. They wanted to. But they couldnt. Soooo what in the current college football landscape and given these facts makes that question even relevant?

    What "Big Name" coaches are even out there to be had? Whats the criteria to be considered a "Big Name" coach?

  • #113 by Wildhog on 12 Sep 2017
  • If they wanted to, and with the right assistants, any of these 3 could bring an NC to Arkansas......

    lol, ok.  Now that I know you were joking... 

    It's hard to tell anymore. I see so much crazy BS every day on here.
  • #114 by DLUXHOG on 12 Sep 2017
  • lol, ok.  Now that I know you were joking... 

    It's hard to tell anymore. I see so much crazy BS every day on here.

    I'm not joking.   Regardless of age, any of these guys could do it. I'd love for any of these 3 to be given the opportunity, so long as they were empowered to hire the best assistants....
  • #115 by Wildhog on 12 Sep 2017
  • I'm not joking.   Regardless of age, any of these guys could do it. I'd love for any of these 3 to be given the opportunity, so long as they were empowered to hire the best assistants....

  • #116 by RyeHogFan on 12 Sep 2017
  • I think what Arkansas needs is a true program builder. Many people, myself included, lauded the hire of Bielema because of the success he had at Wisconsin with an impressive 68-24 record in 7 seasons.  The thing is, Bielema really was just a program sustainer, continuing the success of Barry Alvarez from the 16 years before.  He did an outstanding job of sustaining and maybe even building upon what Alvarez had done, even to the point of continuing on with the offense Alvarez had run. He never had to build a program that was down. He never was forced to be innovative on offense because the Wisconsin way was already established. 
    So, regardless of how "big" a name a coach is, if we can find a coach who is a proven program builder and who is flexible and creative on the offense, this is who we should target. I'm just referring to the coaching portion here because it's also obvious that we would need a coach who is either a dynamic recruiter himself or who can bring in a good collection of recruiters and talented coaches.
  • #117 by rhames on 12 Sep 2017
  • Barry Switzer
    Jimmy Johnson




    Oh man.
  • #118 by Hollywood_HOGan45 on 12 Sep 2017

  • Even if the only coaches we can get are assistants or lower level FBS, we need to go get one of them.

    The coach next year needs to not be Bret Bielema.
  • #119 by ricepig on 12 Sep 2017
  • Even if the only coaches we can get are assistants or lower level FBS, we need to go get one of them.

    The coach next year needs to not be Bret Bielema.
    You might as well log off and come back in Dec of 2018.
  • #120 by Boardon Hamsay on 12 Sep 2017
  • best that we could get is Mike MacIntyre

    How bout Craig Bohl?
  • #121 by Swestwill66 on 12 Sep 2017
  • BOBBY PETRINO before Atm hires him.
  • #122 by GoHogs1091 on 12 Sep 2017
  • This isn't the way we need to think. We caught lightening in a bottle with Bobby, and felt like we had to go get the biggest name we could to replace him. That's what got us in trouble with Bert.

    The answer is to go after a premier coordinator, or a solid up-and-comer. Brent Venables, Dave Aranda, etc.

    The ship may have already sailed regarding Venables.  We had two chances to hire him as HC when we hired Petrino and Bielema, but now our job may not be big enough anymore for him.  He has put himself in a position through elite results that he now should be in consideration for a very big-time HC job.  He told the media right after Clemson won the NC that he hopes to never leave Clemson.  I wouldn't surprised if he has been told by the Clemson Athletic Administration that if Swinney leaves in the future that he is guaranteed to be Swinney's replacement.

    Supposedly, Aranda's dream is to coach in the NFL.  He may end up leaving LSU only to go coach in the NFL.
  • #123 by hawgtime on 12 Sep 2017
  • I think what Arkansas needs is a true program builder. Many people, myself included, lauded the hire of Bielema because of the success he had at Wisconsin with an impressive 68-24 record in 7 seasons.  The thing is, Bielema really was just a program sustainer, continuing the success of Barry Alvarez from the 16 years before.  He did an outstanding job of sustaining and maybe even building upon what Alvarez had done, even to the point of continuing on with the offense Alvarez had run. He never had to build a program that was down. He never was forced to be innovative on offense because the Wisconsin way was already established. 
    So, regardless of how "big" a name a coach is, if we can find a coach who is a proven program builder and who is flexible and creative on the offense, this is who we should target. I'm just referring to the coaching portion here because it's also obvious that we would need a coach who is either a dynamic recruiter himself or who can bring in a good collection of recruiters and talented coaches.

    I agree. we need a builder that has a vision of what is going on NOW and not past successes.   who is that?

  • #124 by BigBrandonAllenFan on 12 Sep 2017
  • Throw a unprecedented amount of money at chip kelly

    Pay him Saban money and you will have winner.  But that would be the only way you land Kelly....Big money.
  • #125 by cypert2 on 13 Sep 2017
  • Big time coach will come with big time buyout. Just like we got now. Get an up and comer with a strong incentive based contract.
  • #126 by gawntrail on 13 Sep 2017
  • Sean Payton
  • #127 by Pig in the Pokey on 13 Sep 2017
  • big name coach, lol. NO> We need a young co-ordinator who has the fire in his belly to win and give him a shot. Then, like any marriage, we need to impress him enough to keep him around.
  • #128 by ricepig on 13 Sep 2017
  • Gruden

    /thread
  • #129 by Pig in the Pokey on 13 Sep 2017
  • #130 by hogsanity on 13 Sep 2017
  • The question is not can the Hogs get a big name, the question is can they get someone that can solve the recruiting issues here. Keep in mind a top 20 National class may still be 7th or 8th in the sec.
  • #131 by GoHogs1091 on 13 Sep 2017
  • Maybe the only bigger names that we might could get.

    Les Miles
    Gene Chizik
    Skip Holtz
    Matt Campbell

    May have to settle though for one of the following.

    Willie Fritz
    K.C. Keeler
    Turner Gill
    Rick Stockstill
  • #132 by MJ2 on 13 Sep 2017
  • Big Names won't come.   It's too much work in a brutal conference.   They will only come if the buyout is worth 5 or more years of salary.... hmmmm.   Haven't we done this before?

  • #133 by DLUXHOG on 13 Sep 2017
  • Maybe the only bigger names that we might could get.

    Les Miles
    Gene Chizik
    Skip Holtz
    Matt Campbell

    May have to settle though for one of the following.

    Willie Fritz
    K.C. Keeler
    Turner Gill
    Rick Stockstill

    Lou Holtz
    Barry Switzer
    Jimmy Johnson
    Pete Carroll

    (in no particular order and they all have significant University of Arkansas ties)
  • #134 by alohawg on 13 Sep 2017
  • Nutt couldn't recruit hookers with a crack pipe and a stack of $20 bills. Even his in-state connections were not enough to have a few misses over the years (not unlike CBB).

    The only coaches that HV would approve of are Tom Landry, Bear Bryant, Jimmy Johnson, and John Gruden.



    Landry's shadow might be an improvement though.
  • #135 by The Great Hambino on 13 Sep 2017
  • Perhaps the Seahawks have a terrible season and decide a change is in order. In that event, we could perhaps hire their newly fired coach.
  • #136 by razorbackinva on 13 Sep 2017
  • I do a lot of lurking and don't post much.  My opinion is... Considering big name hires and the current buyout situation.  Why not promote Dan Enos to Head Hog immediately...  Give him a 2 year contract for 2 million a year.  Guy has gotten significant raises since being hired and perhaps the "glory" of hiring a big name coach is not all that it's cracked up to be.  After 2 years we would have re-cooped the cost of the buyout.  I mean it's not my money so FWIW... back to reading more...

    2015 - Dan Enos - $550,000
    2016 - Dan Enos - $700,000
    2017 - Dan Enos - $800,000
  • #137 by Nashville Fan on 13 Sep 2017
  • We hired a coach with a 90% winning percentage.
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