Originally Posted by Matt.is.back2011
You provided the positive claim that being in the SEC, by itself, is a benefit of the move and I'm providing context that such a claim isn't always true. Even storied programs like Tennessee struggle to get a solid coach, despite being an SEC team, so I don't see your point.
Comparatively, Arkansas and Wisconsin are very similar. Neither programs have great brand recognition, neither have strong recruiting bases to pull from, and neither have made significant impacts on their conferences.
He needed to win some Rose Bowls, maybe even get Wisco to a championship game, then he would be looking at the top tier university programs calling his name. At Wisconsin he was on the cusp of doing it, and bailed.
Instead he's taken a risky proposition that will either make or break his coaching career in the next 2-4 years.
I didn't say that being in the SEC is in itself a reason to leave Wisconsin; it's just an added bonus.
Are you serious with that ****?
Arkansas is building a $40 million dollar/80,000 square foot center for football operations right now. Their boosters have some of the deepest pockets in the college game. Wisconsin doesn't have those kind of facilities.