“I recall Coach Ford going crazy on the sideline when he figured out we were still going to go in, our freshmen group, the backup line. And, I also see how little some have played their current positions on the offensive line.
Why didn’t the Razorbacks make a big jump as Morris started his second season? “What we have now isn’t close to that in leadership or ability.
“It’s because we are at an all-time low,” Garrett said. It’s not like it was in 1998 when Houston (Nutt) came in for my senior year. Go down that roster and see guys like Madre Hill, Brandon Burlsworth, Clint Stoerner, Anthony Lucas, Russ Brown, Ryan Hale, C. Mc Lain, David Barrett, Kenoy Kennedy, Randy Garner and lots more. We’d gone against each other four or five years and played in the SEC. I see some good young players, but we weren’t playing young players in 1998 and we weren’t playing a lot in 1995 when I was a redshirt freshman on another good team.” Garrett is a suite holder in Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
And, they have to play and learn how to play in the toughest league in the country.” It’s not what anyone wants to hear as Morris tries to rebuild the Hogs. “And, I’m sure no one will want to hear this, but where we are is like we were coming off the death penalty. It’s a monumental task and there is huge pressure to win. He wasn’t right for Arkansas.” There is a lot in Garrett’s post on Facebook. They are fighting fights that most of us will never hear about, or at best, we will never know the whole story only getting to hear biased bits and pieces.
“But we have to be realistic; we are starting over. The summary is wonderful, better than what I’ve written in advance to the season: “We are an extremely young team that has at best, young, inexperienced leaders at the helm, and at worst has some veterans with poor leadership habits that will take time to overcome. “I can also promise you that they will both make some mistakes.