Jeff Long leaning against interim and hoping to name coach in days


Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was fired after he admitted an “inappropriate relationship” with Jessica Dorrell.

I earlier was told that Jeff Long was looking to hire an interim and it would be Tim Hooten. However, this article below indicates that Long is not leaning that way but will go with another coach in days. I think that Paul Petrino would be a great pick.

Gruden, Mariucci, and the Arkansas Coaching Soap Opera

The Arkansas coaching search continued today, as Jeff Long made an announcement regarding the status of the search. Long didn’t provide any new information, but did admit that he has been looking at prospects in and out of the program. He also mentioned that the search will continue through the weekend, and he hopes Razorback fans will focus on the festivities this weekend. Jeff is right this weekend should be about the student-athletes that have been working extremely hard preparing for a spring performance. I am sure that Long knows as well as any of us that will not be the case for most Hog fans.

Razorback fans have been unable to relax and enjoy spring football since the firing of Bobby Petrino. Naturally the fans are very impatiently waiting to find out which direction Long will go to lead a program that was thought to be in great hands by most everyone just a few short weeks ago. Arkansas fans want to hear a “can’t miss” name like Jon Gruden or Pete Carroll announced by Long, but both names have been shot down by numerous reports. Someone close to Jon Gruden said that Gruden was not a candidate, and that he thought Mariucci would be the next coach at Arkansas earlier today.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN, a well-respected journalist who is extremely familiar with the Razorbacks, has said that Mariucci will not be named coach. Mortensen seems to be confident that he knows what is going on, and he claims all the reports he has heard are false. The more info that comes out keeps pointing to the fact that Long likely will not choose an interim coach. He believes interims are generally unsuccessful on the field, and the data seems to support that fact. So if Long is indeed going to hire a coach and all the names have been false as Mortensen believes, it makes you wonder where Long is looking.

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Two choices now for Bobby Petrino: Follow the path of purity or impurity

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