kearly wrote:The most interesting thing about this story to me- Nick Holt is currently a defensive coach at Arkansas. That could get awkward.
As far as who it is- I'd say it's 10 times more likely that it's Wilcox going to Arkansas, not Sark. UW is a higher profile program in a more winnable conference, and he's finally getting that team together. That plus Arkansas is losing their star QB and WR this offseason. The guy who pulls the trigger at Arkansas visited Seattle right around the time Wilcox was hired there. Wilcox also came from the SEC just before last season so there is a lot of familiarity as well.
Nah, Holt is some kind of on campus recruiting guy, not part of the coaching staff. He's gone anyway since he was a John L. Smith guy. I wouldn't sweat it my west coast Seahawkers. Their has been a lot of strange rumors running around down here. I heard one while I was driving around today that said Les Miles is being offered a 27.5 million dollar deal for 5 years at Arkansas. I would love to see Sark and Wilcox back here though. With the athletes they could get, I think they could be a dynamic duo and make our conference even better. As for the QB thing, I think they are okay. They scored a 4 star guy a year or 2 ago and another guy this year. Both guys are last named Allen and are brothers if I remember correctly. People need to remember that Arkansas was rated a top 10 team coming into this season so the talent is there.
Don't sweat it though. Unless Sark can retain Wilcox, and he's all about the cash grab and wants to double his contract I hear Arkansas is willing to pay. I don't think this story has any legs. I think its more about Arkansas sending out feelers to see who may have interest. They don't owe any money to any former coaches since John L. Smith was a rental and Petrino was breach of contract, so they got 5+ million a year to spend on a coach.