Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The New A.D. and the Ex-Hog
With everything that’s been going on the past few weeks, I haven’t even had the chance to mention anything about the University of Arkansas’ supposed new Athletic Director Jeff Long(I’m still thinking it is all a ploy to take the attention off Frank who will announce soon that he has decided to remain on) beginning in January 2008.
Mr. Long is heading to Hog Country after a stint as Athletic Director at the University of Pittsburgh and has over 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics that includes time spent at the University of Oklahoma, Eastern Kentucky University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Michigan.
My inside sources were snooping around his office at Pitt recently and faxed me the following list written in Jeff Long’s handwriting:
My To Do List Beginning Jan. 1, 2008:
1. Change University’s nickname from Razorbacks to Panthers (I could never really cheer for something I eat every day). Side note: Wife hates red and has a massive blue and gold wardrobe already, so change school colors to blue and gold as well.
2 Re-Name Broyles Award (given to the nation’s best assistant football coach) to The Long Award
3 Ban “Calling of the Hogs” from all sporting events. (ask Chancellor White what a Pig Sooie is)
4 Induct self into National Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame (note: If there is not a National Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame, build one in Fayetteville and become first inductee)
5 Tell Coach Nutt that I will be making all offensive play calls from now on through a headset in my suite. (Many years of EA College Football, Techmo Bowl, and Madden Live have more than prepared me for this).
6 Re-name Dickson Street to Long Avenue
7 Have my name stenciled into the side of my new ride (below)
Posted by KK at 8:56 AM