A Bad Start to a Big Weekend for John Pelphrey

John Pelphrey has a big task ahead of him this weekend: lead the Hogs to four straight wins and an SEC Tournament title or be subject to *a lot* of serious discussion about his future at Arkansas. That's not to say he's definitely getting fired if the Razorbacks don't win out, but the conversations will start getting pretty uncomfortable.

So, with a talented Tennessee team up first, it's safe to say that Pel already has a lot on his mind and doesn't need distractions like a CBS Sports article accusing him of violating NCAA rules. Gary Parrish posted a photo this morning of Pel with Sylvan Hills star Archie Goodwin, an apparent no-no considering the NCAA's bylaws about when prep stars can and can't be contacted.

While this hardly puts Pelphrey in Jim Tressel or Cecil Newton territory, it's not the kind of headline a guy fighting for his job wants to see. We also have to wonder how that photo wound up in Parrish's hands...could a member of the rather vocal anti-Pel faction have "helpfully" forwarded it along? The timing of this photo's sudden unveiling is certainly interesting.

The Hogs face the Vols at 6:30 p.m. today, Central time. More to come...

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arkansas Fight

You must be a member of Arkansas Fight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arkansas Fight. You should read them.

Join Arkansas Fight

You must be a member of Arkansas Fight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arkansas Fight. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker