Originally Posted by BIG BOI 23
did they even reach out to charlie strong or some of the other coord's in line for a big HC job?
i woulda loved the strong hire if i was a arky fan this tho
It is the wrong time if the year to get someone to jump ship. You can bet that there will be a season long interview process going on. Meaning, they are looking at everyone, and making a list of who they will interview after the season is over.
They didnt hire JLS to take over the program, they hired him to get them to the next head coach. His contract even states that he has no control over hiring and firing of coaches. He is just there as a placeholder until the next coach is hired. I dont see a problem with that.
As for Weber St, they will get over it. JLS now only has to coach 1 year to make the money he was going have to coach 8 years to make at Weber St. He is close to retirement, and this gets him closer. I dont see the big deal in it.
As for the scumbag comments. . (further up in someone elses post). . those I do not understand. JLS has only had one bad stop, and that was Michigan St. And his problem there was that he was over his head as a coach and recruiter. He fixed a lot of problems there academically, socially, and legally. He set that program up so that the next guy didnt have to worry about that stuff. He didnt win much, but he ran a very clean program.
If you are calling him a scumbag because he left a 100k job after just getting hired, to take an 800k job that could set him up better in the long run? I think most of us would do the same thing. Plus he has a bigger connection to the kids at Arkansas than he does WeberSt. No brainer.