John L. Smith status: Done
Likely candidates: Gary Patterson. We wrote last month that we were hearing AD Jeff Long was strong on Patterson and now that story is only growing louder. Check the web and you’ll quickly find that Patterson is building a house in the Fort Worth area, but if he sees Arkansas as a better and better-paying situation than the one he’s got at TCU, you can forget the house thing. He can afford to build a bigger house in Fayetteville if need be. We’ve been told “this one is all but done.” Negotiations can always blow up and deals can always fall through. We know that. But if there’s no fire with the Patterson-to-Arkansas talk, then Long has put out one of the best smokescreens ever. Patterson said today of the Arkansas rumors: “I don’t think there’s anything to that.” How’s that for a non-denial denial? Tommy Tuberville — an Arkansas native — is also interested in the Razorback job. Very interested.
Arkansas - We're told the Razorbacks are zeroing in on a hire. TCU coach Gary Patterson is the flavor of the week, but we're told Mike Gundy remains in the mix, along with two or three other candidates.
What do you bet we are their sources?
I will split it with everyone as soon as DC runs through my yard in a white tshirt with the sprinklers on. Something that was supposed to have happened almost two years ago.