How are Arkansas fans feeling about Saturday’s game vs. Kentucky? To find out, I spent part of the afternoon on their message boards — because that’s where all the sane, reasonable people hang out, right?
They are not pleased with Chad Morris
Arkansas looked decent vs. Texas A&M, but is still 4-13 in the Chad Morris era, 0-10 in the SEC. In a thread entitled, “Dismal Scenario” on Hogville.net, Razorback fans discuss whether or not it’s time to get rid of Morris, and if so, who could replace him. (Spoiler: Bobby Petrino’s name did not come up.)
I don’t see why people are surprised that our Dollar Store coach is not working out. Isn’t there an old saying about you get what you pay for? Did the PTB really think that Morris was going to be able to compete with Saban, Malzahn, Fisher, Mullins, etc….? I think Morris was able to scam JCP during his interview and then on top of that he had uncle Jerry backing him, and poof, we’re stuck with Dabo Lite.
In this forum, we have been continually regaled with the admonition that “We would be rolling in the clover and everything would be hunky-dory if we would JUST HIRE “______________”. Never mind the inconvenient fact that “_______________” is NOT INTERESTED in being hired by Arkansas. The Powers That Be must necessarily – and inevitably – choose from among those available choices who ARE interested in coming to Arkansas. A person who drives only high dollar new luxury cars is NOT going to shop at a Chevrolet Used Car Lot.
From a different thread whose sole purpose was to get people to be positive about the game:
I think we win this one but if we can’t beat KY after a bye week, then Morris should voluntarily clean out his desk.
They have the same attitude about backup QBs that we do
I had to do a double take on this thread about Kentucky’s quarterback situation because the comments read like they’re from a UK message board, not an Arkansas one.
One of the 2 will tear us a new one
Who ever it is we’ll make them look like an all world QB
We have certainly had a long run of making the opposing QB look like a Heisman candidate.
There is a debate over who the weather will favor
The weather is supposed to be chilly on Saturday, with morning rain showers clearing out to give way to mostly sunny conditions and a high of around 50 degrees at kickoff. Someone needs to give that updated forecast to this message board poster, who believes it will be cold and rainy, aka “Hog weather.”
58 for a high. Probably cooler by game time. Low of 37 Saturday night. 60% chance of rain. If that isn’t Hog weather I don’t now what is.
This one is shaping up to be a blow out. I’ve already predicted the Hogville will win 45 to 12. I may be a little off. I don’t think Kentucky will score 12. Gonna be some turnovers on both sides. Hogs will definitely handle the weather conditions better.
Not only is that forecast incorrect, his reasoning makes zero sense. Thankfully, other message board posters called him out on it.
I think your crystal ball is broken. The score seems to be flipped. As is your assessment of which team is better suited for cold wet conditions…Because you know… Lexington isn’t 250 miles more northerly than Fayetteville and 2/3 of our players aren’t from Ohio, or anything. Not to mention that kentucky rushes the ball more than we pass while arkansas throws it 9 more times per game than they rush.
Forecast in Lexington for a 6:30pm kick is 50 degrees with scattered clouds. Arkansas’ record playing in the fall in similar cool-to-cold weather starting in the low 50s during the past three seasons is 4-7. And one of those wins was the ‘Henry Heave’ game. So no, cool weather doesn’t favor the Hogs at all.
Ehh I’d say the nasty weather definitely favors Kentucky. They will put that running QB in and he’ll gash us for 120+ on the ground on broken plays. A tale as old as time.
They also have an “At least we’re not Tennessee” thread
A common pattern for down-on-their-luck football teams in the SEC is the “At least we’re not Tennessee” mentality. I noticed it on South Carolina’s message boards a few weeks ago and again today on Hogville.net. Here are the comments following a post about this video:
if you would’ve told me 20 years ago that Tennessee would be reduced to this, i’d be more pissed off we lost to them in 98 and in 6ot
What makes this even better……we were at my son’s game Saturday and one of the kid’s dad is a Vol. He walked up to me, showed me the score on his phone when it was 14-10. He then grabbed a screen shot of it and set it as his home screen, haha.
We think our program is bad… Tennessee is much worse…
Man, we’ve gotta beat Tennessee.
The “Separated at birth” thread is amazing
Like a lot of message boards, Hogville has a thread for celebrity dopplegangers for the opposing team. These three are my favorites:
You can’t unsee that Patton Oswalt comparison.