Here we are on the 10th of April. Spring practice is already well underway. Offensive and defensive schemes are being installed. Everyone’s attention is focused on the 2012 season ahead, except in Fayetteville.
University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced the firing of Bobby Petrino Tuesday night for lying about an inappropriate relationship with a staff member within the athletic department.
Now the Hogs are left without a coach less than five months prior to the opening game of the season against Jacksonville State.
Two options are available for the Arkansas administration. They can choose an interim coach to get through 2012 and search for a replacement following the season, or conduct a search and try to find the long-term solution for the coaching vacancy.
Here’s a look at why it would be best to go the route of the interim coach.