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Re: Why Firing Won't Happen Until Season's End
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2017, 05:50:14 pm »

Let's understand that there are serious considerations in the Athletic Department to let CBB go at season's end.  I've seen more than one thread on here about the need to fire him right now, and in a way I tend to agree with that.

Jeff Long isn't going to do it because he wants to see what this team can do the next three games, all of which are SEC contests.  We've now won two in a row by the skin of our teeth, but what if the Hogs overnight get their act together in all phases of the game and win out.  We'd finish the regular season 7-5, and if we won our bowl, we'd have an improbable 8-5 record that no one here expects at this point.

Even during the Nutt years when we had some lousy records entering November, the Hogs managed to reel off 4 or 5 straight victories and wound up with a much better record than anyone expected.  Can the Hogs do this again, in 2017? 

The key to this happening is the LSU game.  If somehow, some way, we could manage to win in Baton Rouge, winning out is then conceivable.  Lose that game, and there's no chance. 

Cole Kelley is getting better with each game and he's finding out how to win at the end of ballgames.  That's something we haven't seen one season before since Bielema has been here. 

Can Arkansas win out?  I doubt it, but stranger things have happened in the game of football.  This is the only way Bielema saves his job. 

I keep hearing this and it doesn't matter what happens this season. Bielema could be fired now, tomorrow, Sunday or any time between now and season's end. Nothing will change. Even if the Hogs do win out, the problem will be that he needs to be fired.

If he is back next season, a single loss will ignite the already incited fan base and then Long will be faced with this ongoing problem through out the season but it will start in September.

Bielema has to go. Every news story, even Op-Ed, every talking head reinforces that he must go. I don't think Bret will go on his own. His entire legacy, what it could have been, has been destroyed by coming to Arkansas.  He knows he can't coach now but his stubborness will make Long fire him because he refuses to see what the rest of the world can see:  He's a terrible coach, a poor motivator, a do-as-I-say-not-do-as-I-do guy, and some one who obviously lies to himself or lies to everyone else.
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Re: Why Firing Won't Happen Until Season's End
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2017, 06:13:14 pm »

The Kansas job would be a good fit for JL. Very low expectations for football, so winning 4-5 games would be fine compared to what they have done since Mangino left.

Not to mention, basketball is already in great shape, as long as JL keeps Self happy. Bert knows the lay of the land there, so either KU or KSU would be good for him if Snyder was to retire.

As for an in season firing, what would that accomplish? Even if we get swamped by LSU, this season is a lost one anyway.

Just hang on a couple more weeks and do it then, but make sure some feelers have been sent out thru back channels to potential replacements.

Any coach, say Norvell at Memphis, who is interested will be watching the situation, or at least their agent will.

Tenner seems to think they have a shot at luring Gruden out of the ESPN booth. Let them waste their time.

UF will have their sights set higher, names such as Bob Stoops, Scott Frost and Dan Mullen are being tossed around.

Norvell isn't likely to be snatched up early, but he or others like him could be available at one of the places that loses their current coach, such as Moo U. or C. Fla. if a vacancy occurs at those places.

Norvell played at UCA, his wife is from Fort Smith... doesn't mean we are his dream job, but surely he'd consider us strongly, don't you think?

And when even Clay Henry, the ultimate Homer, writes articles quoting a former player slamming the current state of affairs, something is up if history is any indication.

http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017/nov/08/state-hogs-hamlin-doesnt-what-he-sees-defensively/

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Re: Why Firing Won't Happen Until Season's End
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2017, 09:04:59 pm »

There is no reason to fire him before the end of the season. JL will have already hired Norvell, via his agent, and Norvell will finish out the regular season with Memphis.  Norvell will be announced a week after the final game and will apologize to his kids for not being able to coach them in the bowl game and hits the recruiting trail.  Our recruiting class goes from being ranked 70th to the top 30ish and Norvell will sign some kids to fill some of the holes we have. Next year we will start off the year with a renewed energy and excitement for razorback football. Wps

With the numbers dictating this class be a small one, a new coach will not have the ability to do a lot of recruiting. The low recruiting ranking can be attributed as much to the available number of scholarships as it is with the players being recruited. The only way they can get more numbers is to kick a lot of players out of the program or have a mass exodus of transfers.
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Re: Why Firing Won't Happen Until Season's End
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2017, 10:46:34 pm »

but what if the Hogs overnight get their act together in all phases of the game and win out.  We'd finish the regular season 7-5, and if we won our bowl, we'd have an improbable 8-5 record that no one here expects at this point.


It'd be like the Bad News Bears winning the World Series.   Ain't happening.   
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Re: Why Firing Won't Happen Until Season's End
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2017, 01:33:44 am »

I think has much more to do with the money that can be saved after 1 Jan.
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