Jeff Long REALLY needs to stop talking about his support for Pelphrey...wait, Long believes it is a small minority who is frustrated by a program with zero leadership, zero direction, declining attendance, and ZERO identity.
In fairness to Jeff, he has no choice but to support his coach, I get that, but what I do not understand is why a man who can really communicate his vision is being so vague about basketball. Come on Jeff, let's us in, tell us what YOU expect. Tell us YOUR timetable. Your asking the fans to be supportive without explaining the plan, which is wacky because you are the master planner. What do you see in John Pelphrey that the small minority is missing?
Did he inherit problems? Sure, but what about the ones he has created on his own? I guess you are asking fans to judge this staff by their intent and not their actions.
I could care less who coaches Arkansas next year, in fact, I hope Pel turns it around but the program is decaying under HIS watch. Jeff Long is one of the best communicators I know and it is time for him to effectively communicate his expectations both on and off the court. In other words, how much time will this staff be given to produce a .500 basketball team in a weak conference. Yep, this is how far the program has fallen but ,hey, there is always next year.