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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Calling the Hogs

Is it possible for Arkansas to have any more soap operas than the school has already had?

If you're keeping score, here goes:

1) Mitch Mustain's mom and the Springdale kids complain about playing time (after winning the SEC West.)

2) Gus Malzahn leaves Arkansas for Tulsa.

3) Frank Broyles "steps'' down.

4) Houston Nutt keeps his job despite fan protests.

5) Stan Heath loses his job despite two NCAA Tournament appearances in the last two years and reaching the SEC Tournament final.

And now, Dana Altman leaves Creighton for the Arkansas job, and turns around one day later and leaves Arkansas for Creighton.

If I am working in Arkansas' athletic department, I'm wanting this school year to end fast. A break from the drama would be a good thing.


Blogger Joel Anderson said...

You've got to wonder what the kids on the hoops team at Arkansas are thinking about all of this.

I mean, not only is the guy (Stan Heath) who recruited them gone, but no one apparently wants to take over for him.

What's going on at Arkansas that they don't know, or better yet, that we don't know?

It could be that Arkansas, like N.C. State last year, has overestimated its spot in the college hoops hiearchy.

Arkansas just isn't a plum job, like it once was under Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson.

I mean, you've got Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vandy, LSU, among others, to compete with every year in the SEC. Consistent success is guaranteed for only a handful of programs in that conference and across the country.

For those kids' sake, at least, let's hope Arkansas can luck into finding someone like Sidney Lowe to take the job.

12:47 PM  

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