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Report: “Arkansas Has Found Its Man In Mike Gundy”

Thomas Murphy of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette believes Arkansas AD Jeff Long has finally found his man.  And he is a man.  He’s 40 (and then some):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gundy has a career mark of 66-35 at Oklahoma State, his alma mater.  He built the Cowboys from a four-win team in 2005 to 12-1 last season before falling back to 7-5 this year.

If he leaves OSU for Arkansas, Long will have succeeded in landing a “name” coach for his program.

 

UPDATE – Now here’s one you don’t see everyday.  While Murphy is tweeting that Gundy’s the guy and others are saying he could be introduced tomorrow, longtime Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Wally Hall nixes his co-worker’s claim with this tweet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you needed further proof that coaching searches are impossible to follow in the ridiculous age of Twitter, you don’t get much better than this.

If the announcement is to come today, then it sounds like Hall’s in the camp of folks who believe Boise State’s Chris Petersen is moving to Arkansas.

Oh, to just take a Xanax and wake up when all this nonsense is over.

 

UPDATE II – And here’s the latest from Murphy as he walks back from what he tweeted earlier:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on and on it goes.

 


6 comments
sojourner
sojourner

i have no clue as to who the next hog head coach will be, but wally hall is the last person i would expect to have better information.  anyone regularly exposed to his 'work' can attest that it is nothing better than a hodge-podge of his fact free opinions, pique for perceived slights, admiration for some jeebus loving jock, and whatever outhouse rumors he can swipe off the net, all of it in such pathetic form it wouldn't be tolerated in a middling high scool rag. 

SpencerMoore
SpencerMoore

Don't understand why Petersen would go to Arky.  Absolutely no ties there.  His are all in California.  He wasn't interested in Stanford or UCLA previously. And the Cal job is open now and he supposedly isn't interested in (academic standards evidently scare him).  Boise St. gets a lot of players from California that are either in trouble, need to escape from trouble or have academic issues.  Those recruits are not going to go to Arky.  If this happens, he must be getting Wal-Mart stock, because I don't understand why he'd leave a spot without much pressure and far away for the prying eyes of NCAA investigators or scandal-hungry reporters to one with too much pressure and wayyyyy stiffer competition. And for Arky, it could be a repeat of Dan Hawkins, so buyer beware.   As for Gundy, Boone Pickens must be a mean cuss.  However, one billionaire exuding pressure seems like  nothing compared to thousands of pressuring fans at UT or Arky -- does he really know what he'd be getting into?

badbadhoggie
badbadhoggie

John, please do myself and all razorback fans and find us a coach today, it is becoming mind numbing...help please, spin your coaching wheel and tell me where it lands! lol

jrs5227
jrs5227

 @badbadhoggie Amazing that after 9 months, Arkansas is not any further along than they are.

Southern Gentleman
Southern Gentleman

Oh Lord, help us. THAT is the best we can do? Just more fuel to the fire so that others can continue to make fun of us. "I am a Man" comments will never go away.

jrs5227
jrs5227

 @Southern Gentleman Seems like another SEC Coach who was the HC @ OSU has done fairly well, I think you guys just offered him a whole lot of money.



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