The Arkansas coaching search is getting to fans. It is getting to them on social media. It is getting into their heads as a whole. The name Jimmy Sexton is getting to them as well. It was reported yesterday that Ole Miss is now in the running for Lane Kiffin, the man that most fans have said they would approve of the hire.
I do not claim sources, because I get tired of that cliche. I will say that I have it on good authority that the Lane Kiffin hire is completed and the announcement will possibly come on Sunday.
Before you start asking me how I know this, I will tell you that the people that I believe know more than the average fan, and also know more than the average media members have said so. There have been many names linked to the job but 2 of them have signed extensions (Campbell – Iowa State, Leach – Washington State). Norvell is probably on his way to FSU. Fuente has been mentioned but I think the loss to Virginia hurt his chances (as if losing 1 game is something that Arkansas should worry about). Gus beat Alabama, Butch Davis is too old to rebuild in many fan’s eyes.
I still believe there is a dark horse in this search that nobody is mentioning anymore. Harsin from Boise State. You look at his coaching record, he is 43 years of age and he has been successful at both of his stops. At Arkansas State he went 7-5 in his lone season, this was when Arkansas State went thru 3 coaches in 3 seasons. Then he joined Boise State where he has gone 63-16 in his 6 seasons. I have not understood why he has not been mentioned very much but he should be.
As of this moment though I believe the decision has been made and Kiffin will be the next head hog on the hill.