3.26.2007

Say It Ain’t So…

The University of Arkansas fired Stan Heath today.

Heath took over a reeling Arkansas basketball program in 2002 and brought about gradual improvements, winning 20 or more games and qualifying for the NCAA tournament each of the last two seasons.

Apparently, it wasn’t enough.

I don’t have the stomach or heart to write about this in detail, and my brother already wrote an excellent post on Heath’s dismissal which mirrors my own sentiments.

By all accounts, Heath is a gracious and classy guy, and I’m ashamed of the way he was treated by the U of A.

That being said, I’m still a Hog fan, and I will still cheer for the team, even when it is coached by someone else.

I’ll also cheer for Heath, wherever he ends up coaching.

And I hope that someday, he’ll get a chance to coach against Arkansas in a crucial game, and that his team humiliates the Razorbacks.

Because that’s what Arkansas deserves.

3 comments:

Kenny Simpson 3/27/07, 8:04 AM  

Hate to say it but...classy is not Arkansas athletics. Look at the coach prior to Heath, the football coach. The AD needs to look in the mirror.

Luke 3/27/07, 1:19 PM  

Agreed. And then when we get someone different, someone we can be proud of, we fire him.

I hate hating the program that I love.

Edward Carson 3/29/07, 7:59 PM  

Good point Kenny. That program has made so many mistakes -- from football to basketball. Bad call by the hogs. There next coach will be Texas A&M's coach.

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