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notavol

Who is the most...
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:50:59 pm »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years? I am asking this relative to the position they were hired for. Name yours for Head Coach and Coordinator. Mine is easy 1) Petrino from the Falcons and John Chavis.
Excited to have Chief !
Some may point out his short comings at A&M and that's fine but man I am excited. Arkansas defense just instantly became respected. Our defense is about to get ALOT better. Maybe not the best in the SEC but much, much improved.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 04:52:06 pm »

Those are certainly the biggest name hires.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 05:06:46 pm »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years? I am asking this relative to the position they were hired for. Name yours for Head Coach and Coordinator. Mine is easy 1) Petrino from the Falcons and John Chavis.
Excited to have Chief !
Some may point out his short comings at A&M and that's fine but man I am excited. Arkansas defense just instantly became respected. Our defense is about to get ALOT better. Maybe not the best in the SEC but much, much improved.

At the time Bielema had a good resume.  But as everyone should know by now, statistics don't alway tell the whole story. 
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 05:38:35 pm »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years? I am asking this relative to the position they were hired for. Name yours for Head Coach and Coordinator. Mine is easy 1) Petrino from the Falcons and John Chavis.
Excited to have Chief !
Some may point out his short comings at A&M and that's fine but man I am excited. Arkansas defense just instantly became respected. Our defense is about to get ALOT better. Maybe not the best in the SEC but much, much improved.
CBB was the biggest splash hire, Petrino was big because of the way it transpired. It was shock and awe when we hired CBB out of nowhere IMO. And as we know now 1 was definitely better for on field results!
Chavis is probably the biggest splash hire as an assistant in history, I know we have had some as good or better but they didn't have the skins on the wall when they were hired here that I can recall.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 05:55:50 pm »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years?


Jonelle?
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 06:02:37 pm »

It's a little outside the 20 yr range but Danny Ford was the biggest name.   He had a National Championship on his resume
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 06:25:32 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 06:30:43 pm »

CBB was the biggest splash hire, Petrino was big because of the way it transpired. It was shock and awe when we hired CBB out of nowhere IMO. And as we know now 1 was definitely better for on field results!
Chavis is probably the biggest splash hire as an assistant in history, I know we have had some as good or better but they didn't have the skins on the wall when they were hired here that I can recall.
The splash you heard with Bret was a turd hitting the water. If you did your research and heard him out Alabama, you knew he was all mouth.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 06:33:13 pm »

I think it isn't even in football............It's in baseball. DVH.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 10:17:49 pm »

The splash you heard with Bret was a turd hitting the water. If you did your research and heard him out Alabama, you knew he was all mouth.
When I was posting I knew this was coming from someone.

Shocking it was you. /S
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 10:23:05 pm »

Dana Altman
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farmhawg

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 10:30:49 pm »

When I was posting I knew this was coming from someone.

Shocking it was you. /S
I forgot your love for the big guy, my bad.
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 10:01:47 am »

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 11:17:29 am »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years? I am asking this relative to the position they were hired for. Name yours for Head Coach and Coordinator. Mine is easy 1) Petrino from the Falcons and John Chavis.
Excited to have Chief !
Some may point out his short comings at A&M and that's fine but man I am excited. Arkansas defense just instantly became respected. Our defense is about to get ALOT better. Maybe not the best in the SEC but much, much improved.

Easy. Bret Bielema. Guy was coming off three straight Rose Bowl appearances, four 10-win seasons in 7 years, and five Top 25 finishes -- including twice finishing the season at #7. It was a home run hire, until it wasn't.
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 11:21:58 am »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years? I am asking this relative to the position they were hired for. Name yours for Head Coach and Coordinator. Mine is easy 1) Petrino from the Falcons and John Chavis.

Yes, easily.  The fanbase was particularly excited about BP's potential.

BB had a good resume, but during a time the Big10 was down...was seen by many as Nutt2.0.  His hire did not generate the excitement that BP did.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 11:25:08 am »


Way outside the 20 year range, but hiring Raymond Berry was a big deal at that time.
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 04:10:21 pm »

Jen B.  8)
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 04:40:42 pm »

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This is probably the best post you've ever made on here.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 04:51:59 pm »

I did a few volumetric displacement calculations that I learned in Ozark Hall and Bielema makes the biggest splash.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 03:26:58 am »

I would say Patrino, Bert, then Chavis in that order.
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 08:18:17 am »

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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 08:35:20 am »

I think it isn't even in football............It's in baseball. DVH.
This was my answer as well.
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2018, 08:59:15 am »

Petrino and Bielema, imo.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2018, 09:10:05 am »

proven, big name, splash hire we have had at Arkansas in the past 20 years? I am asking this relative to the position they were hired for. Name yours for Head Coach and Coordinator. Mine is easy 1) Petrino from the Falcons and John Chavis.
Excited to have Chief !
Some may point out his short comings at A&M and that's fine but man I am excited. Arkansas defense just instantly became respected. Our defense is about to get ALOT better. Maybe not the best in the SEC but much, much improved.

Hogs Hire Bear Bryant but Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and he went to war and never coached a down .
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2018, 09:12:35 am »

Hands down......The Biggest Splash Hire has to go to John L. Smith.............. SMILE
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oldhawg

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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 09:27:56 am »

This was my answer as well.
I think it isn't even in football............It's in baseball. DVH.


If you are looking beyond football, you can't leave out John McDonnell.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 10:26:17 am »


If you are looking beyond football, you can't leave out John McDonnell.
That would've been my second choice too.. wasn't sure when he was hired though.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 10:28:46 am »

Petrino and Chavis are easily the biggest head coach and coordinator hires.  Randy Shannon and Pittman were huge position coach hires but we’ve had a lot of very good position coaches over the years.
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 10:33:05 am »

If we’re talking assistants, Randy Shannon was a pretty big name that came here. For coaches, Petrino and Bielema are really close.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 10:45:44 am »

I did a few volumetric displacement calculations that I learned in Ozark Hall and Bielema makes the biggest splash.

This equation calculates the volumetric displacement of a liquid that is required for buoyancy.  If somebody made this calculation for CBB, there must have been a math error somewhere...because he certainly ended up sinking.   8)
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 11:28:48 am »


If you are looking beyond football, you can't leave out John McDonnell.

When hired he wasn't a "splash" known name. He became that by being the dominant coach here after being hired. Beside the question was in the last twenty years. That being said John is the best coach by far way and above anybody else to EVER coach at Arkansas AND in Track and Field perhaps the whole world..............
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 11:30:50 am »

That would've been my second choice too.. wasn't sure when he was hired though.

!972 for cross country. Given the whole men's track program in 1978.
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 11:40:16 am »


If you are looking beyond football, you can't leave out John McDonnell.


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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2018, 12:21:27 pm »

Bret first because he was sitting on gold at Whiskey. I don't know what happened, but that was an amazing hire to steal him away in the middle of his success there.  I don't know why Jeff Long gets heat for that hire. I said "hire" before you rip me.

Petrino second. He was obviously leaving that job with the Falcons. The only reason that was a surprise was the timing.  Still an outstanding hire.  Petrino had done really well Louisville and as a coordinator, but they were not a P5 powerhouse like UW was.

Chavis is the best assistant in my recollection.

Guess the lesson here is making an amazing hire is only the first step and doesn't mean crap on its own, both of those guys disappointed in different ways.
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2018, 12:23:21 pm »

!972 for cross country. Given the whole men's track program in 1978.
I figured it had been at least that long which is why I didn't think about him as "last 20 years" like the OP
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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 12:28:20 pm »

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This is probably the best post you've ever made on here.

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2018, 12:46:33 pm »

If we’re talking assistants, Randy Shannon was a pretty big name that came here. For coaches, Petrino and Bielema are really close.

Started reading the thread and then scanned to see if Shannon was mentioned by anyone.  Whether it's justified or not, he had a very big name as a defensive coach when he came here, with what he had accomplished at Miami.
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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2018, 05:41:07 pm »

Dayyyuuummm Pharmer.!!


I stand behind my statement. The jumbled, failed link he provided is still better than most of the garbage posted by him.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2018, 06:56:05 pm »

I don't see how anyone could claim Brets prime was a bigger splash than Petrino.  Results aside Bobby > Bert.
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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2018, 07:02:48 pm »

Joe Kines!
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Re: Who is the most...
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2018, 07:13:10 pm »

Joe Kines!

He was born on a train!

What other coach can say that!?
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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2018, 07:32:42 pm »

Intuitively, Bobby seemed like the coach to take us places, thus the excitement from the fan base. Intuitively, Btet didn’t seem like a good fit.  The wisdom of the crowd...
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« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2018, 07:44:53 pm »

Fixin to change.......results on the field...with the recruiting these guys are doing.........just wow...
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« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2018, 07:48:11 pm »

At the time Bielema had a good resume.  But as everyone should know by now, statistics don't alway tell the whole story.
yeah, some folks fell for that. some saw right thru it.
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« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2018, 07:54:15 pm »

Started reading the thread and then scanned to see if Shannon was mentioned by anyone.  Whether it's justified or not, he had a very big name as a defensive coach when he came here, with what he had accomplished at Miami.

I did the same. I was shocked when he came here.
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« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2018, 09:03:46 pm »

I'm going out on a limb.  I think Chad Morris will be the best hire we've made in a very long time.
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« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2018, 10:06:22 pm »

Sweet Lou Holts, Crash Petrino, and then maybe Chief Chavis. But ..... when hired as assistants, former head coaches Enos and Rhoads were considered big time hires.
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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2018, 04:19:27 pm »

I think it isn't even in football............It's in baseball. DVH.


If you want to go into something other than football. It is Nolan.
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« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2018, 04:34:49 pm »

These are just opinions based loosely on facts.  Within the past 20 years, Chavis may be the biggest name for a coordinator we've ever hired.  As to football HCs, I choose Petrino because if we would have been given the opportunity to hire either Petrino or Bielema, take your pick, I would have chosen Petrino hands down.  I see Petrino as the splash hire between the 2.  And that opinion would have been before either ever coached a game for us.
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