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Should Jeff Long be fired tonight?

Oh hell yes.
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Fuck no, we love pepsi.
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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #225 on: April 21, 2017, 01:20:53 PM »
Most of Long's bosses are academic/business types in charge of the whole university and/or university system of which Razorback athletics is but a sliver.  Their attention and interest lie elsewhere.  As long as the athletic department isn't costing them significant money, isn't causing them significant problems, and isn't putting the university in a negative light they're satisfied.  For them, sports championships are a nice bonus but no more significant (and perhaps less so) than if the business or engineering schools win a national award.
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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #226 on: April 21, 2017, 01:22:31 PM »
Most of Long's bosses are academic/business types in charge of the whole university and/or university system of which Razorback athletics is but a sliver.  Their attention and interest lie elsewhere.  As long as the athletic department isn't costing them significant money, isn't causing them significant problems, and isn't putting the university in a negative light they're satisfied.  For them, sports championships are a nice bonus but no more significant (and perhaps less so) than if the business or engineering schools win a national award.

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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #227 on: April 21, 2017, 01:47:51 PM »
Most of Long's bosses are academic/business types in charge of the whole university and/or university system of which Razorback athletics is but a sliver.  Their attention and interest lie elsewhere. 

Which if true would mean he really doesn't have any bosses.  Not if he is the AD and athletics are but a sliver.

And if they cared about the negative light, they would have come down hard on him in 2012.  Of course, maybe he threw Bobby under the bus to preserve himself.  Never know.  The simpletons sure thought he was a beacon of morality all of a sudden, and I'm sure he had absolutely nothing to do with Long on Integrity.

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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #228 on: April 21, 2017, 02:49:09 PM »
you and wvhawgfan may both be partially right.  Maybe a culture shift happened after the Petrino incident (thanks jeff) and we just don't put an emphasis on results from the major sports anymore.  It's almost like we want to be Vandy without the academic reputation.  I'll bet if someone compared baseball, basketball, and football 2012/13 - 2016/17, Vandy's results and ours would be very similar in every sport.

It's clear nobody holds Long accountable for hiring decisions, salary negotiations, or any of the major things.  We just want to pretend to avoid lawsuits and make a profit.

if this is true fire errbody  :haironfire:

Most of Long's bosses are academic/business types in charge of the whole university and/or university system of which Razorback athletics is but a sliver.  Their attention and interest lie elsewhere.  As long as the athletic department isn't costing them significant money, isn't causing them significant problems, and isn't putting the university in a negative light they're satisfied.  For them, sports championships are a nice bonus but no more significant (and perhaps less so) than if the business or engineering schools win a national award.

i've seen enough of a consensus here.  fuck it, fire errbody now.   :haironfire:
After that 56-3 beatdown by Auburn Saturday he will be known only as Bert until he wins an SEC title.  That is the only way he gets back in teh good graces enough to be called by the name his momma gave him.

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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #229 on: April 21, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
I blame John White. He was the one to put us on the road to Nerd Town.
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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #230 on: April 21, 2017, 04:51:38 PM »
I blame John White. He was the one to put us on the road to Nerd Town.
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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #231 on: April 21, 2017, 05:01:35 PM »
I don't know. Smarts was never Nutt's strong point.
 

Nutt is a dork not a nerd. Nutt got hired though because nerd ass White got involved with athletics. White seemed determined to turn us into Georgia Tech.
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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #232 on: April 21, 2017, 05:06:12 PM »
 

Nutt is a dork not a nerd. Nutt got hired though because nerd ass White got involved with athletics. White seemed determined to turn us into Georgia Tech.
Agreed. White was an ass. I work with a few GT grads. They are nothing special.

However, a couple of my favorite profs were GT grads, so there is an exception.

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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #233 on: April 21, 2017, 06:09:01 PM »
if this is true fire errbody  :haironfire:

i've seen enough of a consensus here.  fuck it, fire errbody now.   :haironfire:

Be careful.  There are more than a few here that have put so many eggs into Long's basket that they'll castigate you for even joking about firing everyone.
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Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #234 on: April 21, 2017, 09:19:37 PM »
Most of Long's bosses are academic/business types in charge of the whole university and/or university system of which Razorback athletics is but a sliver.  Their attention and interest lie elsewhere.  As long as the athletic department isn't costing them significant money, isn't causing them significant problems, and isn't putting the university in a negative light they're satisfied.  For them, sports championships are a nice bonus but no more significant (and perhaps less so) than if the business or engineering schools win a national award.

This cat gets it.

Throw in a bunch of Texans as students, and this ain't the University of Arkansas most of us knew growing up.

Aaawooo, indeed.

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Re: Jeff Long. Fire him or keep him
« Reply #235 on: April 22, 2017, 05:24:30 AM »
This cat gets it.

Throw in a bunch of Texans as students, and this ain't the University of Arkansas most of us knew growing up.

Aaawooo, indeed.
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