I wanted to be on your deal but I didn't know what to do. Oh well, maybe we can figure it out.
The beloved Razorback basketball team is at a crossroads this season. On one hand, we have numerous highly-regarded recruiting classes in uniform, but on the other Stan hasn't seemed to be able to develop any of it. Does this remind you at all of Rollin' Nolan? Different system, different shoes, but same recruit 'em and let 'em play attitude. Stan and Broyles think that bringing in a seasoned has-been headcoach will help the game situations, which remains to be seen. If it doesn't, say good-bye to the same guy we worshiped four years ago.
But it will work. What Stan has put together is a basketball team with height, athleticsm, leadership, and experience. The kids from last season's dissapointment are now the men who are charged with returning the Hogs to Glory, if there ever was such a place.
Understand, winning is a two-edged sword. Hootendale can't go an hour without a question about his faltering program, and all because he won ten games his first season. With Ford's recruits. Fast-forward eight years and you have a man who is afraid of his own shadow, and feels that every comment directed at his team is toward him, which is not true. Hootendale needs to hang on for another year, because the future is bright.
Arkansas may not ever win another national title. They may not win an SEC title for 10 seasons. But Hootendale gives us as good a chance as any. Hiring Steve Spurrier doesn't magically change anything, look at the Cocks. It doesn't give you more than twelve D-1 ball players a year. Spurrier would still have to recruit Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, as would Butch Davis. Ask Mack Brown what he would do if he could only have 7-10 in-state players a year.
Get off the man's back, he has a job to do.