Weighing Arkansas' hiring options 

April, 13, 2012

Jeff LongAP Photo/April L. BrownArkansas AD Jeff Long can go in several different directions to replace Bobby Petrino.
On Wednesday morning, as the smoke was still clearing from Arkansas Razorbacks athletic director Jeff Long's goodbye Bobby Petrino news conference, I chatted with several college administrators, athletic and general. Everyone, no matter their job or background, shared two common opinions.

"My first reaction was that I was totally blown away by the class with which [Long] handled that situation and especially that moment in front of the media," one AD said, echoing the comments of his colleagues. "My second reaction was, man, this is the worst timing ever to try and go get a new football coach."