Before I proceed, Long may be a great person and fabulous man to speak with, but his recent track record does not show worthiness of his chairman position.
Arkansas football's latest head coach, Brett Bielema, was basically hired due to a kiss-butt letter that he sent Long.
“He wrote me a note and shared with me how impressed he was with how we handled that and our leadership,” Long said. “I think I got that in September. I still have it. That impacted me. I only got a few from coaches around the country.”
Arkansas is just 10-21 since the Bobby Petrino fiasco. Long's only good decision may have been the firing of Petrino, but he has let the program go down the drain since then with little acknowledgement.
It's rather disturbing to have someone, who hires coaches based on brown nosing and hires eccentric coaches without accepting blame, to now lead the College Football Playoff committee. Beware what's ahead.
The committee releases its first top 25 at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday.