Found September 17, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
Some of the big stories that we'll be monitoring this week at the virtual CBR headquarters... John L., we hardly knew ye (at Arkansas)? In the hours after Alabama finished cracking some Razorbacks’ skulls in Fayetteville, word started circulating that mercurial Arkansas coach John L. Smith could be on his way out after a mere three games in Bobby Petrino’s stead. JLS was never meant to be more than a temp hire – someone to take the heat at press conferences and talk "hot piss" and whatnot. Even so, after winning widespread praise for his handling of Petrino’s gaffe, would athletic director Jeff Long be so cavalier? Can’t imagine that would help attract prospective candidates come November, when the Hogs’ coaching search truly heats up. Could USC crack? We all know that the Trojans have a roster littered with ultra-talented prospects, which would normally suggest a bright future ahead. However, given the scholarship restrictions facing ...

Arkansas fan would pick Bobby Petrino over beer sales.

Annus Hawgriblis As Arkansas auuns hawgribilis continued with  a devastating 52-0 ground-and-pounding from Alabama, it was already clear that things were (and are) not going to get better any time soon for the Razorback football program. With a loss on one side of the embarrassment spectrum form lowly Louisiana-Monroe, and another loss to the Crimson Tide. There was bound to...

SEC Coaches on the Hot Seat, Part I

SEC coaches on the hot seat, AKA the Jimmy Sexton is about to get paid Part 1 will look at two coaches who have a great deal of work to do to make it to media day 2013. Part 2 will look at two other coaches who are in dicey situations. 1. John L. Smith—Arkansas. Some in the blogosphere tried to spin this as a very smart hire (guilty) in the wake of the Bobby Petrino/girl in the...

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson says team “quit”

Preseason expections were high for this Arkansas team despite the loss of Bobby Petrino, whose departure from Fayetteville was highly publicized, especially on this site. Still, with John L. Smith at the helm many thought the Razorbacks would compete for an SEC crown. Many thought they had the title to potentially compete for a national title. Well, three games into the season following...

Can Arkansas' Razorbacks Survive Hogmageddon?

Some random thoughts three weeks into Hogmageddon:Tyler Wilson, I am impressed! I love a young man who has pride and passion. His speech after Saturday’s ballgame confirmed what I already thought. Tyler Wilson is a leader! Granted, Arkansas’ fifth-year senior quarterback said what head coach John L. Smith should have said. But somebody had to say it.I served in the US military...

Alabama and Florida State continue to roll over their foes

Alabama and Florida State continue to roll over their foesIt’s hard to believe we are into week 3 of the college football season. If we take a quick look at the top teams in the country, two have been by far the most dominant and that’s Alabama and Florida State. Let’s begin with the Noles, they have opened the season scoring 176 points while only allowing 3. That’s not a...

Let’s Check and See How the Arkansas Message Boards are Handling Everything….Oh

After two of the more disconcerting weekend in Arkansas football history, it’s reasonable to expect that Hog fan is just a little on edge.  But, one would hope that a couple of days of separation from the latest national embarrassment might yield a little introspection and even some submission to the cooler heads around the situation.  I’m sure the more fair and accurate...
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