I just don’t have it in me at this point. I am sure you won’t mind. I sense that interest in the 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks season has bottomed out.
Why don’t we do something fun for a change and look ahead?
Arkansas’ job is obviously going to be open in 12 days. The same can be said for the Kentucky job (give or take a day).
Published reports of firings and putrid on-field performance for two teams with coaches on the flaming hot seat–Auburn and Tennessee suggest both will be replacing their head coaches.
So, let’s resort to speculation & conjecture. If you can’t do that at the end of a miserable season, when can you?
Here’s what I want: For each school, name the coach you think will be hired, as well as the coach you hope is hired, and finally the coach you hope isn’t hired. Confusing?
I’ll start it off and maybe it will make more sense. Post your answers as comments.
Let’s also try to live up to our (at least a bit better than slap dash) standards and keep the choices within the realm of possibility. I would be happy to leave the Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders predictions on other sites.
Kentucky: I think Willie Taggert of Western Kentucky will be hired. I hope The Former Mississippi Coach is hired. I hope Bobby Petrino is not hired.
Auburn: I think Gus Malzahn of Arkansas State will be hired. I hope he is hired. I hope Bobby Petrino is not hired (sound familiar?).
Tennessee: I think former UT assistant Coach David Cutcliffe will be hired. I hope Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee State is hired. I hope….yup, you guessed it…..Bobby Petrino is not hired.
Arkansas: I think Gary Patterson of TCU will be hired (I base this solely off of a few semi-plugged in people feeling confident enough to go on record with it–namely Pete Roussel (coachingsearch.com) and Bo Mattingly (Sports Talk With Bo). I hope James Franklin of Vanderbilt is hired. I hope Mark Hudspeth of Louisiana Lafeyette is not hired.
Arkansas bonus picks: If not Patterson, I think it will be Tommy Tuberville of Texas Tech. If not Franklin, I would be happy if Arkansas hired either Patterson or Cincinnati’s Butch Jones.
I, with all of my being, hope neither Malzahn nor Clemson’s Dabo Swinney are hired by the Hogs.