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CFB_Fanatic
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
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Huh? Pittman got that from Petrino?


Petrino was the one that said "We didnt come to paint." I actually really enjoyed that one in the press conference. It was some dumb slogan from him it was just a comment made in jest that the media latched onto.

My favorite so far was Borderline Erotic. That was hilarious.

Left Lane Hammer Down was actually really good, and it was said in a press conference. If it would have been a slogan for a Petrino offense it would have been better.


hilltophog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
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jest that the media latched onto
and the peripherals around the program used it to market and sell products. There were pens that had "We didn't come to paint" on the side for sale in the bookstore when Petrino was here. Slogans don't piss people off unless it's plastered all over the place and sold off despite never being backed up on the field. That's why I hated Jeff Long pimping out our fight song with #NeverYield. Too many of our fans don't know the fight song and they thought that was a Bielema creation. We already have go to slogans that everyone knows: Woo Pig Sooie (two Os) and Go Hogs. You can add a sport specific slogan in there to if you like - Go Hawgs or Hawgball for basketball and OMAHOGS for baseball.

For me I personally hate any coach specific slogan used to sell shirts. Also hate shirts with coaches names or likeness on them. It's weird and dates the product to a specific time frame and coaching staff. Can't really wear a "Nuttin but Fun" shirt during the Petrino years. As I stated earlier stick with the standard slogans.

With that being said, sometimes the athletic department has nothing to do with the pushing of slogans as Razorback fans will gladly put together products that feature a slogan or a phrase they connected with a team in order to make money.


STLhog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
Bert came closer to Petrino to actually beating Bama.

Bert beat the dog shite out of LSU at Baton Rouge after shutting them out the year before.

Bert beat the dog shite out of Ole Miss during their best season ever.

Yea he lost a shite ton of games he shouldn't have but he's not even in the same solar system as Chad when it comes to suck.

And when I say solar system, I realize Bert was big enough to have planets rotate around his fat ass.
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rockiee
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
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sold off despite never being backed up on the field.


It all comes back to this at the end of the day, especially when you are this level of bad right now.


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dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
Petrino had them beat in 2010 and could have beaten them the next year if Knile Davis doesn't get hurt. Losing him really hurt our offense that year. The 2011 season was a good job of coaching by Petrino. If Chad had them, they go 5-7. Nutt would be 7-5. Bert would go 6-6.

Bert wasn't an idiot like Chad was but his lack of focus and not adjusting to change is what did him in.


gohogs141
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
You think Knile Davis was worth 24 points? Probably would have scored more against them but we still gave up 38.


dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
He makes the the offense more potent and more honest. Dennis Johnson led the team with 670 yards but only three touchdowns. He is a good player but a healthy Knile Davis is Darren McFadden level.

We should have went 8-5 that year but Bobby's coaching was worth three wins. We struggled running the ball and because we struggled, we had no chance of beating Alabama and LSU.

Knile Davis led the SEC in rushing at 1,322 and 13 touchdowns the year before. Do we win 10 games that year without him? I seriously doubt it and he made that offense gel. When he fell down injured in fall practice, the hopes of winning the SEC also died.


gohogs141
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
Yeah I remember Jerry Franklin returning a fumble for a long TD being one of the main reasons we escaped Vandy with a win. Had to come back against a terrible Ole Miss team that year too IIRC in a game that was closer than it should have been.

Honestly that team and some of Bielema's teams weren't too far apart but we caught some pretty lucky breaks in 2011. Having Zach Hocker probably would have given Bielema a few extra wins a year.


dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
If Petrino had a hold of the 2015 team, they would have won 11 games. Instead Bert farted away three winnable games, Toledo, Texas Tech and Miss St. After that season, I have made up my mind that Bert wasn't going to last here. He proved me right the year after with the Missouri and Virginia Tech loses.

Petrino is just so much better at game management than Bert, it is a joke. Petrino adjusted at the half and won the fourth quarter. Bert doesn't make changes at the half and gets embarrassed.


VagueMessage
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
It still makes me mad that we gave him the 2017 season. I don't think there's any way we hire Chad Morris if we were hiring during 2017 and not 2018. Then again, his resume still didn't scream SEC ready in '18. After Missouri and V-Tech, there was no reason to keep going with Bert. Anyone with a brain could see it. Lo and behold, 4–8 the next year and we've sucked ever since.

This mismanagement of this program since the Petrino years has been downright depressing.


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dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
I remember long put out a tweet soon after the Tech loss. He said everything is ok and we are working on the problem. Hog fans sent out angry tweets that this season was unacceptable.

Bert's seat was hot and should have been fired. But long never had the balls to do it. Some hog fans believe he was fired because he didn't want to fire Bert. But I believe the powers never liked Long and his smugness. So they found dirt or made up dirt a bout him. Then it was adios.

So we were in a coaching search without an AD. No way it could go wrong right?

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VagueMessage
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
Was that the "ahead of schedule" tweet? Honestly, the 2015 season was a W/L improvement on 2014, which was an improvement on 2013. So by the end of it, I wasn't too upset. 2016 could have been an improvement if we didn't blow a 24–7 and 24–0 lead in the second half against Missouri and Virginia Tech. I was prepared to be ultra patient with Bert, given his stellar success at Wisconsin, but that whole ordeal has taught me better than saying a coach needs all this extra time to win. I made no excuses for Morris.


RazorBroncs
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I thought Petrino's "speak softly and carry a big stick" quote was fcking awesome when he said it.

That, and "we didn't come to paint" were never intended to be some trademarked slogan of the program, they were just Petrino being Petrino and were both great at the time because we were winning


dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
I would have been fine with 9-4 and 4-4 in the SEC. That would quiet a lot of Bert's critics and it would show the program is moving in the right direction. But 7-6 instead and the voices got louder. Many razorback fans were believing after those two loses that it was headed in the wrong direction and it did. Long ignored the situation.

The players quit in those two loses and would continue in the 2017 season. Then Chad comes a long and the quit lingered for another two years. Now here we are.

I don't remember if it was that tweet but anything that Long tweeted was stupid anyway.
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dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
If you want to win the big games then you need to go for it in the red zone.

Or be like Bert and go for a field goal and just to watch it get blocked.


Arksulli
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
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Or be like Bert and go for a field goal and just to watch it get blocked.




To be fair Bert did go for it fairly often in the red zone on 4th down. Sadly he had a tendency to ask his OC to dial up some thing like "Go for another halfback dive play, after the last three got stopped at the line of scrimmage they would never suspect we would try it a 4th straight time!"

Bert had a nasty tendency to be super conservative when he should have rolled the dice, and rolling the dice when he should have been conservative.


Arkapigdiesel
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
Our slogan under the morris years, should'be been "Big hat, no cattle."


dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
Put it in the right lane and hammer down on the brake.


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Porcine Human
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
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Bert had a nasty tendency to be super conservative when he should have rolled the dice, and rolling the dice when he should have been conservative.


The 2015 State game still pisses me off

Stood in the cold for hours just to watch Bert put the game in the hands of our shitty field goal unit instead of BA who had been flawless that game


dchog
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re: Things I don't miss from the past 8 yrs: No dumbass slogans and gimmicks
If we had Zack Hocker as the kicker then I would understand the call. Hedlund's kicks had low velocity and was just a poor kicker. With his low kicks and the blocking breaking down in the middle, gave state an easy block.

The percentages of Brandon converting on 4th and three were higher than what our poor kicker than do. I think one of the reasons Bert went with the kick because he was trying to protect Brandon and if he didn't convert the fourth down the fans would blame him for the loss.



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