After attending the game in Little Rock between Arkansas and Missouri, also known as Senior Day 2.0. Arkansas fans still love their hogs. On an overcast day, for a 2-10 team, and an abysmal season got the hogs. Razorback fans still showed up to the game and the coaches and players gave them something to cheer about. Sure the stadium wasn’t full, and all Little Rock games have been criticized lately for lack of attendance. Yet, to have 33,000 plus in that stadium, it was still a very hot crowd.
Arkansas and Missouri isn’t a rivalry, and it’s not going to really be that anytime soon, but both teams came out and played really hard. Swapping the lead a few times before Missouri pulled away towards the end, it made me happy to see the players trying to play for Lunney and finish the season the right way.
The hogs would eventually fall to the tigers 24-14 and ending this dreadful season and going 2-10.
Onto the coaching carousel… Missouri after beating Arkansas has reportedly fired Barry Odom as head coach. Florida State and Arkansas fired their coaches 3 + weeks ago.
Other coaching changes that have taken effect are
Rutgers: Chris Ash was fired by Rutgers earlier in the season and his replacement has been rumored for a while (see hiring rumors below)
New Mexico: Bob Davie and New Mexico have decided to part ways, the 65 year old struggled this year at the helm after going 2-9 this season 0-7 in conference.
UNLV: Tony Sanchez was fired after going 19-40 in his career there.
FootballScoop.com reported on Wednesday that Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin had been “vetted” by Florida State as it seeks to meet its self-assigned end-of-November deadline to hire Taggart’s successor.
It has also been reported that Greg Schiano and Rutgers have yet to close the door on a reunion.
The question still remains though, what will HY do at Arkansas and who are the top candidates at this point.
Those are the top 5 in many media members eyes and what has been reported the most. I would say that by Monday– Wednesday we will have a new head hog leading the football program.
Who would you like to see out of these 5?
Is there anyone that you would like to see on that list?
Let me know in the comments or on twitter @grayman1410.