Beard will be fine. he'll sit a few games. Jacorey's many recent eff ups will make him the sacrificial lamb.
IF Beard is able to play and Kapita makes it to campus, both which are still in the air, then a lot of this hand wringing becomes idiotic, which is really all the "blind Mike defenders" have been saying all along.
We have no idea who may or may not have taken the job, because they never went after anyone else after anyone else. They new all along Mike would sign, or they would never have cut Pelphrey lose and risked losing the recruiting class he had committed.
You are correct, he would never have been hired if he had not been a legacy, not because he would not have come, he would never have been offered the job.
No, none of us on this message board have any idea on who was coming - but let's look at the history, which is pretty plain view.
Altman was a "meh" for everyone and he embarrassed us like no one ever has in a few hours. If we had to go to Altman and Pelphrey, does that lead you to believe that anyone better was willing to come? If you tell me Frank had Bill Self beating down the door, I'm just going to laugh openly at you.
The second paragraph shows your ignorance of college basketball. If Mike Anderson wasn't good enough for us but good enough for OR, UGA, Missouri and AL while we were meandering in the wilderness with Pelphrey, then I have to again, openly wonder WHY a coach with a successful career in basketball would not be considered an upgrade for us based on everything an AD looks for - butts in seats (done), cultural fit (done), knowledge of recruiting area (done), APR sanctions (done), overall thuggery (done until 2 weeks ago) etc. What would it be about Mike then, that you would have made up your mind about, if he had no connection to Arkansas? Hmmmmmmm?
I mean, honestly I could kick you "three" around the floor all day on this stuff. None of you really have any answers other than to yap about Bama pulling apparently a massive coup in hiring Avery Johnson, in your eyes, and Bruce Pearl - who I think every basketball fan knows is a quality coach but obviously carries some issues.
I'm not bulldogged enough to go through all of your different accounts and pull up idiotic point by idiotic point to slap them down - we have posters on here who are much more surgical than I. Go about your blathering and backslapping each "other" with the whining about Mike and his army of blind defenders.