I really hope this is the last time we have to do the tracker. Things will have gone wrong if we do it again. You can panic next week if you see this here. As if you wouldn't have started panicking by then anyway.
As of now, we're squarely within the window of time in which most people expect a coach to be named, so the news could drop by the time you're done reading this. Rumors were flying throughout last week. We even had a crazy day when it seemed like Les Miles was in the picture. Everybody freaked out. Personally, I don't believe Miles had a formal offer but I do believe there were conversations. How far they went is anybody's guess.
We have seen reports that Arkansas offered various coaches something around $5 million per year before being turned down. Those are all unconfirmed. Miles said that wasn't an accurate number. However, I'm also pretty sure that regardless of who is hired and when, Jeff Long will say that was the only coach he offered the job to. He'll never admit he was turned down. That's standard operating procedure for coaching searches.
Remember, this isn't just a list of everybody who might be a good fit for Arkansas, it's more a list of people who are mentioned either by folks in the media or frequently seen names on the message boards. There are several other coaches not seen here who may be getting looked at but we haven't heard much about them.
As always, with most coaching searches, we have no idea who's actually on Jeff Long's list and the next coach could very well be someone completely out of left field.
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