Hunter Yurachek

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Without a no-brainer candidate for Hunter Yurachek to consider there’s a great chance his hire will draw praise and criticism intially.

It’s just seven games, hiring a very good staff of assistants and a recruiting haul in Arkansas that includes four blue chip recruits, but it appears the Eric Musselman hire is gonna be just fine. The hire generally drew praise from fans when announced, but it also had its detractors.

Expect the same when Yurachek and Jon Fagg introduce the new football coach. But there’s one thing to keep in mind when deciding if they made a good hire and that is just know there’s very few exacts when it comes to coaching hires.

Some will look at the record of head coach being hired. That isn’t a bad thing, but Bill Belichick was 36-44 as a head coach in NFL before New England hired him. Six Super Bowl titles later it appears that turned out just fine. He’s the exception to the rule? Yes, he is, but that is the point there’s exceptions to every way you judge a coach.

The coach left a school or team after only one year to take another job is another gripe heard when related to Lane Kiffin or Bobby Petrino when he was with the Atlanta Falcons. First, with Kiffin, many coaches would leave Tennessee for USC. Not all, but many would.