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SB Nation FanPulse: Thoughts Ahead of the Last Arkansas Football Game of 2019

What a year we’ve had.

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Ahead of the final football game of the season, let’s take a look at how confidence has moved around throughout the football season. We’ve had bad times and worse times this year, but confidence seems to have reached the point where it will stay barring the arrival of a new head coach.

Confidence dropped a bit following the loss to LSU, but nobody seemed to expect much from that game. Evidently the Jack Lindsey Show wasn’t inspiring enough. Things do appear to have stabilized following the roller coaster of one Chad Morris. It’s kind of funny to think how hopeful we got following a win against Colorado State that seemed to be a sign of us turning the corner. How wrong we were.

While the national media seems hellbent on creating an eventual Ohio State, LSU, Clemson, Bama playoff to avoid rematches, SB Nation voters think the Tigers should be number 1:

Quite frankly, I think if you give up 20 points to Arkansas, you shouldn’t be able to stay number one. It’s just logic.

Elsewhere, basketball confidence is back up to 100%. I think perhaps the dip in weeks two and three came from Hog fans hardening their hearts to prevent being let down by a new coach. It appears that Muss has rebuked that.

I imagine that will remain pretty high for the rest of the year, especially with the recruiting class he’s built. Things look great in basketball for the foreseeable future, a further testament that hiring a good coach can make all the difference. Let’s hope Hunter Yurachek can hit another home run with his upcoming hire.

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