Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

Reports: Arkansas Close To Hiring Smith

Could Tubby Smith be close to taking over his third SEC program? 

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported this afternoon that Smith has already had a face-to-face meeting with Arkansas officials.  Mike Jones writes that Arkansas “is close to hiring” Minnesota’s coach. 

Jones reports that Billy Gillispie “has also had informal contact” about the Arkansas job.  Perhaps Jeff Long should give Joe B. Hall a ring to see if he’d be interested.

Smith coached at Kentucky prior to Gillispie, of course.  And he coached at Georgia prior to Kentucky.

If Smith lands the job quickly, it will tell us one thing for sure: Arkansas and Smith (or their reps) had made contact before John Pelphrey was shown the door yesterday morning.  Interestingly, ESPN.com reported just last week that Smith and Minnesota were working on an extension “despite speculation he could take another job after the season.”

If those talks didn’t go as well as Smith had hoped, the coach might be using Arkansas as a landing pad… or as a fire-rekindler for his negotiations with the Gophers.

When asked about Georgia Tech’s coaching vacancy last week, Smith said: “Why would I be interested in that job?  I’m not going anywhere.  My wife like it here, I like it here, and I’m going to finish my career here.”

Does that sound like a man who’s thisclose to moving to Fayetteville?

Smith might not be the sexiest hire for Hogs fans.  His team finished 17-14 this year (6-12 in the Big Ten) including a streak of 10 losses in 11 games to close out the year.

 


0 comments

Trackbacks

  1. wallpaper says:

    wallpapers…

    [...]Arkansas | MrSEC.com[...]…

  2. urlman cow says:

    Whispering Misty

    So sorry you may miss the workshop!

  3. website says:

    Healing’s Dragon

    to uncover issues to boost my internet site!I suppose its alright for making use of some of the ideas!!

  4. source here says:

    The Birch of the Shadow

    I think there may be a several duplicates, but an exceedingly handy record! I’ve tweeted this. Lots of thanks for sharing!

  5. fast paycheck cash advance

    Visit our site and read about fast paycheck cash advance

  6. fast cash advance

    Get fast cash advance on my website

  7. source here says:

    Whispering Misty

    So sorry you’ll miss the workshop!

  8. website says:

    The Birch of the Shadow

    I believe there might be considered a few duplicates, but an exceedingly helpful checklist! I’ve tweeted this. Several thanks for sharing!

  9. place stars says:

    You should check this out

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]…

  10. Recommeneded websites

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  11. Gems form the internet

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]…

  12. iUnlox – Official iPhone IMEI Factory Unlocking Service

    Do you want to unlock your iPhone 5 officially with a permanent IMEI unlock? Unlock any model of iPhone running any release of iOS. iPhone Network unlocks are permanent, processed by Apple, completed in iTunes and do not ruin your warranty.



Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC