We've been a little slack in discussing this, but, per Brandon Marcello of The Slophouse, Patrick Beverley will be returning to Fayetteville for his junior season. Marcello's report, which is based on a TBO.com blog post, says Patrick wanted to transfer to the University of South Florida to reunite with ex-Hog coach Stan Heath, but Beverley's mom talked him out of the move. (We could get snarky and say that perhaps Patrick missed being part of a team that routinely blew double-digit leads and that couldn't get past the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but we're much classier than that.)
We originally thought that the hard-charging Beverley would mesh well with the hard-ass Pelphrey, but there's obviously been some difficulties in the relationship. Considering the lack of proven SEC-caliber talent that the Razorbacks currently have on their roster, though, we're very happy that Beverley Beverley's mom feels that Pelphrey and Fayetteville are worth another look.