Fight fire with fire.
That’s what Jeff Long, the AD at Arkansas did today.
The last year at Arkansas has been a roller coaster. Coming off of a Cotton Bowl win against Kansas State, the Razorbacks had high hopes of making a run at an SEC championship and possibly even a national championship this year. Then a Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash led to the firing of then head coach Bobby Petrino. Enter interim coach John L. Smith, who had just left the program to become the head coach at his alma mater Weber State. What followed was the biggest collapse of any team. The Hogs went from a preseason #8 ranking to an embarrassing and lack luster 4-8 finish.
Smith was reassigned as soon as 00:00 hit the clock after the LSU game and the search for a new head coach began.
A lot of questions surrounded who the next head coach in Fayetteville would be.
Who would be interested?
Who could Arkansas even get?
Who would be a good fit?
Which direction would they go?
There were a lot of questions to answer. And every news outlet and talk radio show associated with the program tries their best to answer them.