Paul Finebaum, host of a popular radio show, touted Charlie Strong as a candidate for the Arkansas job in Little Rock Monday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Charlie Strong is an Arkansas native. He is also a talented football coach. Folks in Arkansas love Razorbacks' football. Arkansas needs a talented football coach.
The dots will continue to be connected, no matter how many times Strong says he appreciates the opportunity he has been given at the University of Louisville and that he has an allegiance to the players he recruited.
Here we go again.
Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN ignited the Strong to Arkansas story a couple of weeks ago. Jim Rome kept it going last week. And now Paul Finebaum, Mr. Football in SEC territory, has marched into the soul of Razorback Country and made his pitch for Strong.
You have been warned, especially during a week that Kentucky visits Fayetteville.
Finebaum, the popular and unrelenting host of a nationally syndicated radio show based in Alabama, spoke to the Little Rock Touchdown Club Monday. He said Arkansas AD Jeff Long faces the most important decision of his career because the hit the Razorback program has taken after Bobby Petrino was fired and replaced by John L. Smith has been "incalculable."
In a story written by Jim Harris at arkansassports360.com, Finebaum said this about Strong:
"Charlie Strong is the most intriguing name right now for a lot of the obvious reasons. To me, Charlie would be dynamic. A lot of those names would. But this changes by the day, it's like the Heisman, whoever has a bad game isn't going to be the leader. But today Charlie Strong looks like the name you hear more about than any other."
Finebaum wasn't finished with his thoughts on football in the Bluegrass. He also said that Bobby Petrino as the next Kentucky coach was something that was "doable," according to Harris. Finebaum said that he could envision Kentucky or Auburn hiring Petrino, but not Tennessee.
Should be a fun trip that Pat Doney and I will be making to Fayetteville this weekend.