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Pelphrey to Hogs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Reports: Pelphrey to take Arkansas job
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — John Pelphrey will leave South Alabama to take over the Arkansas basketball program, according to reports.
    FoxSports.com and CBS Sportsline.com, citing unidentified sources, reported Sunday night that Pelphrey will take the Arkansas job.
    The Razorbacks have been without a coach since Stan Heath was fired March 26. They hired Dana Altman last Monday, but Altman changed his mind and returned to Creighton the next day.
    South Alabama spokesman Kit Strief said Pelphrey will be in Arkansas on Monday, but he wouldn’t confirm that Pelphrey had taken the Arkansas job.
    FoxSports.com said Pelphrey would be introduced at a news conference Monday, although Arkansas spokesman Kevin Trainor wouldn’t confirm that.
    “We don’t have an announcement to make at this time,” Trainor said.
    Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles and South Alabama athletic director Joe Gottfried didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.
    During its search, Arkansas eyed Billy Gillispie, who later left Texas A&M to take over at Kentucky. The Razorbacks also received permission to talk to Memphis coach John Calipari.
    Altman’s shocking reversal led Arkansas to enlist a search firm to help find a coach.
    Pelphrey went 80-67 in five seasons at South Alabama, including 44-19 the last two seasons.
    Arkansas went 21-14 last season and made the NCAA tournament for the second straight year, but the Razorbacks lost in the first round both seasons. Heath was fired and took the South Florida job.
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Have fun saying Pig Sooie, Pelphrey.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This little piggie went to Tampa ....

    This little piggie went to Lexington ....

    This little piggie went to Omaha ....
  4. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Big deal. Let's see if he still wants it in 24 hours.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    How is Pelphrey an upgrade from Stan Heath?
    Looks like a step down. At least Heath had been successful at Kent State.
    If Arkansas had been bold, they would have offered one of Sutton's kids. That would made at least some the fans frothing idiots happy.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Which one? Sean isn't leaving Stillwater for Fayetteville anytime soon.
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up.
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    The one at Oral Roberts, Scott.
    His last name only would have satisified plenty of the fans frothing idiots.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    In his one season there.
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Next year should be a great indicator of just how good John Pelphrey is at coaching. Even with some academic and drug problems, the Hogs look like they should contend for the SEC West and a possible conference tourney title.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Broyles wasn't at the Masters? I could have sworn I saw him on TV today.
  12. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    IF Beverley comes back. Has there been anything definitive on that yet? When Altman was hired he was supposedly 60-40 he would stay.
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