It’s been awhile since a coach was able to regularly compete for national titles at Arkansas, and there are a variety of reasons and explanations for that being the case.
But the Razorbacks have still won at a decent clip over the years, and at least one college football expert believes they can win even more.
USA Today’s Danny Sheridan joined SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly in Arkansas on Wednesday, and part of the discussion revolved around how good the U of A job can be.
Watch for yourself:
WATCH: Danny Sheridan says he thinks you can win at Arkansas pic.twitter.com/vGwO55OxNn
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) May 16, 2018
“Arkansas is not like a difficult job,” Sheridan said. “I don’t know what the people of Arkansas have been sold. It’s a great school, I’ve been there.”
Mattingly quickly pointed out that the main reason Arkansas is a tough job is due to the constraints of their recruiting territory and their placement in the SEC west alongside multiple blue bloods.
Sheridan’s reply was swift:
“But if I can bring good recruits in there and they see rabid Razorback fans and they see the program and it’s good good athletic dorm, it’s got good weight room facilities, the stuff you have to do to keep up with powerhouses like Alabama. It’s there. The fans are there, the support is there.”
Neither party is wrong in this case, and it’s interesting to explore the discussion of what Arkansas’ ceiling could be with new coach Chad Morris running the show.
Morris has a long track record of success at Clemson (as an assistant) and at SMU, and he could bring a high-powered offense to the table that hasn’t been attempted in the SEC in a long time.