He’s a former SEC quarterback (whose biggest claim to fame is this) who’s evidently been hired by the SEC Network, which I guess is supposed to mean that we’re expected to take utterances like this as being delivered with particular gravitas.
In a conversation about former USC quarterback Ricky Town transferring into the program, Finebaum asked Stoerner what his thoughts were on the Hogs this season, the pro-style offense and if the program is a Cinderella team to watch. You can also watch the video here.
“The pro-style offense — there’s not a lot of them around in the country, and Bret Bielema chooses to remain in that style of offense and believes he can do it at the University of Arkansas. They have become, in my opinion, hands down, the best pro-style running game in the country.”
I don’t know what it is about going on Finebaum and saying stupid shit, but can you even say Arkansas has the best pro-style running game in the conference, hands down? Not according to the stats.
Then again, I’ve never fumbled in the arena, so what do I know?
Man, it’s already the first of June.
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Arkansas sends fifteen letters… to a recruit’s girlfriend.
I wonder when she gets her scholarship offer.
I don’t know if serving as the grand poobah of the CFP’s selection committee has gone to his head, or if it’s something else, but Jeff Long wants you to know he’s the man, damn it.
“It comes down to a simple thing. Many times, these coaches have been allowed to be their own bosses and take their programs and operate it as a single entity more powerful and more important than the rest of the athletic department or university. That’s wrong. Our coaches know it. I don’t say this because I’m some big tough guy, but our coaches know they have a boss. They have to answer to me. They know we’re going to keep things focused the right way.
“I have a boss. I have a chancellor, I have a system president, I have a board of trustees. Those people are my bosses, and they’re going to keep me in line and make sure I’m running our program the way they want it run.”
Long believes you see schools getting in trouble when that hierarchy isn’t in place.
“I think our profession is guilty of allowing certain high-profile individuals become larger than the program, larger than the department, larger than the university, and that’s wrong. I think that’s where you see these coaches and programs get into trouble,” Long said. “I don’t puff out my chest and say I’m Bret Bielema’s boss, but I am.”
Easy to say when Nick Saban isn’t your head football coach, dude. Too bad Bobby Petrino didn’t get the message.
Hard to believe, but one day Arkansas fans may look back on the Houston Nutt era as a period of relative calm and stability.
With a little work, Jeff Long could be the new Mike Hamilton.
Ah, hell. Felt bad about the game when the fumble call was overturned near the end of the first half.
Congrats to Missouri, who did it the hard way.
Next time, don’t take Florida lightly, Dawgs.
On to Tech.