Today's College football has become such a big deal and everyone is under the microscope.From the head coach to the head trainer, everyone is a story when they make a mistake. So many people do things the right way, yet a few mistakes here and there continue to give the game a black eye and challenge its authenticity. I believe the recent accident involving Bobby Petrino is just another case of overpaying head coaches with money and power. I used to be one of those guys who believe coaches need to get theirs because if they don't win they are fired quickly. The salary number is far too high and the power that comes with money is no different that the business world. It just puts too much pressure on both the coach and the school. Bobby Petrino has put Arkansas is in a classic pickle" situation. They are damned it they do and damned if they don't.The Razorbacks are coming off a top five season in which fan support is up and the expectations are even higher. With Tyler Wilson and a healthy Knile Davis back,you could make a case for the Hogs to play for a BCS Title in 2012. The last and only national championship was won by Frank Broyles in 1964. But does continuing to win supersede the fact that their was some serious error in judgment there? The lack of trust will be magnified and the University may feel if they keep Petrino, your further adding to the problem of ego and power. It could be a simple as avoiding litigation with other potential employees that costs Petrino his job, regardless its a shame. The whole college football world is watching to see what the SECs Arkansas Razorbacks will do with this situation.Whatever they decide, I am okay with it as long as they put it out there and move on.The Top Ten Highest Paid Coaches1. Nick Saban, Alabama2. Mack Brown, Texas3. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma4. Les Miles, LSU5. Urban Meyer, Ohio St.6. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa7. Bobby Petrino, Arkansas8. Mark Richt, Georgia9. Lane Kiffin, USC10. Gene Chizik, Auburn Quick Reads-Florida completed its spring and new offensive coordinator Brent Pease has done a terrific job with young quarterback Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel. The Gators still lack big time play makers at receiver but freshman Latroy Pittman has had a great spring and Will Muschamp picked up a five star commitment from receiver Ahmad Fullwood out of Jacksonville.-Mississippi State quietly held its first scrimmage under Dan Mullen and Tyler Russell threw two touchdowns. He completed around 50 of his passes and was plagued by drops and missed assignments. But I am of the belief the passing game will be fine, its the ground attack that makes the Bulldogs go. Ladarius Perkins needs to step up and give the offense balance.Dan Mullen wants a 200-200 mix between the ground and passing attacks.-Texas A&M is looking to get tougher under first year coach Kevin Sumlin. It didn't take long for the coach to call his team out in spring practice as the Aggies have turned up the contact. Sumlin who has run a wide open offense in Conference USA understands the importance of lines of scrimmage. He is not rebuilding and Aggie program, but yet taking them in the right direct he hopes. There has been somewhat a lack of leadership, but not talent in college station. I would not be surprised if the Aggies make some noise in the West within two years.
Arkansas in a Bit of a "Pickle"
April 10, 2012, 12:00 pm