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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 04:20:43 pm »

I don't buy that claim.  I don't doubt that he was contacted; I simply don't believe that he was anywhere "close" to becoming the Arkansas head coach.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 04:27:05 pm »

Wouldn't have minded having him if he could lay off the Twitter and constantly talking about Alabama. Had enough of the loud mouth routine with our last coach.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 04:28:25 pm »

Wouldn't have minded having him if he could lay off the Twitter and constantly talking about Alabama. Had enough of the loud mouth routine with our last coach.

I can tolerate any coach's mouth or twitter as long as they win.

ricepig

Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 04:29:28 pm »

In 2008 after JLS.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 04:32:30 pm »

I don't buy that claim.  I don't doubt that he was contacted; I simply don't believe that he was anywhere "close" to becoming the Arkansas head coach.

Why?
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 05:06:29 pm »

I think he was high on AD ladies list if not the top.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 05:27:38 pm »

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2018, 05:28:30 pm »

He was who I wanted.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2018, 05:41:19 pm »

He was who I wanted.

He would have taken chances on questionable players and hit the JUCO ranks hard. Probably the best recipe for elevated talent at the program.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 05:43:25 pm »

He was who I wanted.



Me, too.
But I will fully support Chad Morris - unless he shows he can't do the job.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 05:53:13 pm »

In 2008 after JLS.

Would have been interesting.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 06:17:26 pm »

In 2008 after JLS.

Would have been a good hire either time.

hoglady

Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 06:41:15 pm »

Would have been a good hire either time.

Most assuredly would have been better than Bielema.
The worst thing that ever happened was the JLS year - he was so horrible he made Bielema look good.
And we seemed to get blinders on about how bad he was for too long.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2018, 06:49:37 pm »

I don't buy that claim.  I don't doubt that he was contacted; I simply don't believe that he was anywhere "close" to becoming the Arkansas head coach.
yeah he was, VERY VERY close, in 2008....

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 06:51:49 pm »

lol, nobody read his comments

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 07:08:57 pm »

He would have taken chances on questionable players and hit the JUCO ranks hard. Probably the best recipe for elevated talent at the program.

Yeah, I have no problem with that assuming it didnít arise to a Baylor type situation
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2018, 07:33:59 pm »

In 2008 after JLS.


JLS....2008. Am I missing something?

John L was 2012.


But I remember when Davis fired lane and said lane wanted the razorback job.

ricepig

Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2018, 07:38:44 pm »


JLS....2008. Am I missing something?

John L was 2012.


But I remember when Davis fired lane and said lane wanted the razorback job.

Yeah, don't know why I said JLS, should have been HDN, lol.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2018, 07:39:45 pm »

Yeah, don't know why I said JLS, should have been HDN, lol.


No worries!
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2018, 07:41:17 pm »

He was who I wanted.


He wasnt my #1 but he was a strong #2 on my personal coach wish list. He seems to me to be a strike hard, fast, and first type of guy that would sell his soul to win.

Just like Bielema though, his mouth and baggage would get old if we weren't winning.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2018, 08:06:45 pm »


Just like Bielema though, his mouth and baggage would get old if we weren't winning.
Red bull and hammering down will accomplish the same thing without the W's.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2018, 08:41:22 pm »

Would have been a good hire either time.

No way.  Better than BP?  Did you see what Lame Kitten did to TN, who did hire him?

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2018, 10:53:30 pm »

No way.  Better than BP?  Did you see what Lame Kitten did to TN, who did hire him?
Yeah he immediately made them better and brought in some awesome recruits, poor tenner.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2018, 06:16:52 am »

yeah he was, VERY VERY close, in 2008....
So we never contacted him? Lol

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2018, 08:51:40 am »


JLS....2008. Am I missing something?

John L was 2012.


But I remember when Davis fired lane and said lane wanted the razorback job.

Reminds me of a Country Song by Little Texas What might have Been.

                   
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2018, 09:06:26 am »

If he became our coach in 2008 he would have left 1 year later to become USC coach - just like he did with Tennessee.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2018, 09:09:14 am »

Yeah he immediately made them better and brought in some awesome recruits, poor tenner.

And left them High and Dry after one season. UT was literally burning beds in anger.  His stint with the Raiders, UT and USC are embarrassing.  he is doing well down in Florida though.  Lane Kiffin now would be a good hire, Lane Kiffin then would not in my opinion

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2018, 09:45:51 am »

Bo replayed some interview yesterday on his show (not the Al Davis one)  from the Rich Eisen show talking about Kiffen wanting the job in 08 was the reason Petrino dipped out early on the Falcons because he wasn't sure the job would still be there at the end of the season.  The guy telling this story (sorry I forgot his name) said that a source within the Raiders front office at the time said the day Petrino got hired here Kiffen was slamming doors and throwing a fit a the facility because he wanted the job and Al wouldn't let him talk to us until the season was over.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2018, 01:18:35 pm »

And left them High and Dry after one season. UT was literally burning beds in anger.  His stint with the Raiders, UT and USC are embarrassing.  he is doing well down in Florida though.  Lane Kiffin now would be a good hire, Lane Kiffin then would not in my opinion

Agree. Lane sounded like he has done a lot of growing up the past several years. In 2008, he wasn't ready for those jobs, and said as much in Bo's interview. But the years he spent working for Saban might have saved his career.
As for being a good hire, "2008 Lane"...no thanks. "Today's Lane"...you bet.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2018, 01:36:39 pm »

He would've been HUGE for recruiting. Not saying CCM won't get the job done but LK would've made an immediate impact on the recruiting front.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2018, 02:35:21 pm »

I won't disparage Kiffin; but I'm pleased that we have Morris.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2018, 03:25:28 pm »

He would've been HUGE for recruiting. Not saying CCM won't get the job done but LK would've made an immediate impact on the recruiting front.

Until more than likely bolting for USC after 1 year...
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2018, 06:30:31 pm »

I think Lane's dad was a coach here with Holtz? It was a package deal. We were going to hire both.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 10:42:24 pm »

In 2008 after JLS.

After Nutt you mean
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2018, 10:20:05 am »

I don't buy that claim.  I don't doubt that he was contacted; I simply don't believe that he was anywhere "close" to becoming the Arkansas head coach.

I tried to tell you people. If Julie had made the decision, Kiffin would've been the coach.

PRJ
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2018, 12:11:16 pm »

What supposedly prevented him from signing on here?
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2018, 12:25:26 pm »

What supposedly prevented him from signing on here?
A combination of Al Davis not letting him talk to us until the Raiders season was over and Bobby P's willingness to dip out on the Falcons with 3 weeks left in the season.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2018, 12:28:35 pm »

A combination of Al Davis not letting him talk to us until the Raiders season was over and Bobby P's willingness to dip out on the Falcons with 3 weeks left in the season.
I remember the Al Davis comments. Monte also was tied down until after the season. Good ole Bobby bailed and ran. Somebody should have said hmmm besides Atlanta. Hindsight.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2018, 12:30:51 pm »

A combination of Al Davis not letting him talk to us until the Raiders season was over and Bobby P's willingness to dip out on the Falcons with 3 weeks left in the season.

Thank God we went with BP.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2018, 12:33:37 pm »


JLS....2008. Am I missing something?

John L was 2012.


But I remember when Davis fired lane and said lane wanted the razorback job.

JLS: Jeff Long... Stupid!
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2018, 12:38:42 pm »

I can tolerate any coach's mouth or twitter as long as they win.


Not me. Itís not always what you do but also how you do it.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2018, 12:43:21 pm »

I think Lane's dad was a coach here with Holtz? It was a package deal. We were going to hire both.

Monte was the DC for the epic Orange Bowl win over Cheater U.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2018, 01:13:36 pm »

Nice observation. Here's mine: Your name should be RyanMalletsBrain.

And that my friend is how you do it.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2018, 01:17:43 pm »

Nice observation. Here's mine: Your name should be RyanMalletsBrain.

And that my friend is how you do it.

Not sure who Ryan Mallet is. I know who Ryan Mallett is, though.
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2018, 01:20:51 pm »

Not sure who Ryan Mallet is. I know who Ryan Mallett is, though.

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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2018, 01:23:25 pm »

Weak Sauce response. Equivalent to lol. I'll keep it short and sweet for ya. RMBrain
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Re: Kiffin was almost the hire or so he says
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2018, 01:25:36 pm »

Weak Sauce response. Equivalent to lol. I'll keep it short and sweet for ya. RMBrain

lol
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