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 PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:32 am   
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It is being reported that Butch Davis is a candidate for the open Arkansas head coaching job. It is unclear if Butch has interest in the position, but I'd be very surprised if he didn't. I think we have to hope Butch isn't one of their top choices...





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 PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:37 am   
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Well that's not good news...


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 PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:15 pm   
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How Ironic... I heard on the radio last night about Kiffin heading to Ole Miss and thought, "I am glad we don't have to worry about that". Doh!


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Phew!


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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:49 am   
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Looks like it's not butch after all. Good news!


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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:27 pm   
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I can't imagine any P5 giving Butch a job at this point. Especially in the SEC. Maybe Miami if they did an admin purge, but I doubt even that.

He's too old. He won't really excite fans and boosters. They like young and brash and potential and offense. And that's all assuming they don't punish him for what happened at North Carolina, even if that wasn't really his fault (arguably).

Also... does a P5 fanbase get on board with Butch even though he hasn't even won a CUSA title? He's done well at FIU, but bowl seasons is the lowest of bars to reach for P5 schools.

He could definitely do the job, but even if he got an offer, does he really want to enter another rebuild at his age? That's a lot to ask for a guy in his late 60's.

If we get Butch for another 5 seasons, I'll take it. But that's probably the most you can expect from him realistically. And I can't see any P5 school signing up for that without a coach in waiting.


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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:56 pm   
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Barring a 12-1 or 13-0 season, including a stomping of Everglades python population proportions of whatever other than CUSA teams are on our schedule, let me refer you to this scenario for Butch's future at FIU: cf, Howard Schnellenbarger at FAU.


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