Arkansas fires BB head coach Stan Heath

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  1. StefanM

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    ARK has a full cupboard. What about the talk regarding Gillespie to KY?

    ARK would be an interesting job for someone. Maybe this is Greg Marshall's chance to get into the SEC?
     
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    The team is slated to return all starters. That's very good for a 21-14 BB team. I think that the right coach might have changed a good number of those losses to wins by eliminating some of the inconsistencies. If the right man is at the helm next year, Arkansas will have a good chance to win the SEC west and to enter the NCAA tournament as a 6 seed or better. Florida is probably going to lose most of their players, so the main SEC threat will be diminished. I'm optimistic.

    1) About BG...KY is a threat, but it seems that some sources (and I know this is hearsay) are saying that BG is interested in the Arkansas job. I'm not sure what might happen, but I'm hopeful.

    2) I don't think the UofA is going to go with another mid-major coach. They REALLY need to get a big hire to revitalize the program. Attendance has gone down significantly during the Heath era, and Arkansas is used to selling out Bud Walton Arena. I'm not sure a mid-major coach would energize the fan base enough. I know I wouldn't be as excited.

    Even so, the Arkansas athletic department has shown in recent history the uncanny ability to bungle just about anything they touch...
     
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    The way I read it at first:

    [​IMG] Arkansas fires BB head coach Stan Heath

    I didn't know the Baptist Board had a head coach. How does Arkansas get to fire him.

    And now I return the thread to the true sports fans.
     
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    Arkansas has connections with AndrewT.
     
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    So, who is our head coach anyway?
     
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    Who else than EdSutton? :laugh:
     
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    Supposedly Ark will announce Billy Clyde as head coach today - I hope NOT - we love him at A&M. I think he views the Ark job as higher profile, but he had a great team this year, A&M is expanding is facilities and he has a great recruiting class coming in - one of the top 7 footers in the nation.

    I can only hope that A&M sufficiently money whips him enough to stay and that he builds A&M into a BB school for years to come.

    I will say, the folks down in college station are smart folks - I'm sure they have a contingency plan, we may have to see what it is.
     
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    I heard a rumor that ARK wanted Bruce Pearl. No way Pearl is leaving the odds-on favorite to win the SEC next year, given only one player will not be back.
     
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    A&M is reporting that they have signed Billy Clyde through 2012 at 2 mill per year - of course that means that we have him for next year for 2 mill, after that all bets are off. No confirmation from BCG yet.

    Ark will have to go grab another coach. I would have not liked it if Billy clyde would have gone to KY, but to leave the wonderful confines of Aggie Land for Arkansas would have really made me mad!
     
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    I think Arkansas is going to get stuck with some "up-and-comer" again, which will probably ensure 5 more years of mediocrity.

    Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, there is fear of some major players at UA transferring.
     
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    Since BG is out of the picture, I'd like to see Arkansas hire USC's Tim Floyd.
     
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    Isn't the BB head coach our webmaster Andrew? Why would Arkansas have any authority over the Baptist Board?:wavey:
     
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    Why???????
     
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    Floyd and Kruger are going to be candidates who are bandied about quite a bit. Is ARK a step up for Floyd? Would Kruger leave the Mountain West to have to play UK, FLA, TENN, etc. every year?

    I would think Stefan is right. ARK is probably going to get a mid-major whose stock is rising. If only Tubby had waited a few days, he could've had this job. Or Steve Alford.
     
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    Because I think he's the best shot to avoid hiring a mid-major coach.
     

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