* A Sad Chapter in a Sad Life. Few Razorbacks basketball players have seemed as troubled as Ron Huery. The 6'6" Memphis native, who was so critical to Nolan Richardson's rebuilding of the program in the late 1980s, wrote a rare feel-good chapter to his life's story in 2005, when he returned to the U of A to complete his degree.
Well, prepare to lose that warm-and-fuzzy feeling: Huery has just been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to break into his ex-girlfriend's home. As you can see by clicking on the link, Huery has compiled quite the rap sheet over the years - and the article doesn't even mention his various college-era misdeeds, such as pointing a gun at a dude's head at a U of A frat party.
Here's hoping that Ron is able to somehow, someway pull his life together at some point, but to be honest, this story doesn't seem destined to have a happy ending.
* Being a Coach Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry. Check out Peter King's most recent "Monday Morning QB" column to read two Bobby Petrino-related items. (Thanks to The Slophouse for the link.) Spoiler alert: King is critical of Petrino. Shocking, we know.
First off, King lampoons Petrino's recent statements that the criticism surrounding his move from Atlanta to Fayetteville was tough on his family. Fair enough.
Then, after reprinting a Lou Holtz quote saying that Nick Saban and Petrino will one day regret leaving the NFL, King writes, "The most incredible thing, to me, is that Petrino has never called Arthur Blank to say, 'I'm sorry.'''
Boo hoo hoo.
Seriously, what is it with these guys and their obsession with Petrino? We'd be the first to admit that Bobby shouldn't receive any accolades from Miss Manners for the way he exited Atlanta. But, as we said back in December, this ain't finishing school; it's a rough-and-tumble business.
And who's to say we've ever gotten the full story on what went down in Atlanta? Blank appears to be a master schmoozer of the press, though, so if there is another side to the story, don't expect to hear about it anytime soon.