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Monday, September 10, 2012

'Disband the athletic dept., give the students their tuition back, and send them home'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM

We've compiled a snapshot of the web chatter that followed the Razorbacks' historic loss via Storify on the jump. Any good stuff we're missing?

UPDATE: Sorry, mobile users. It looks like Storify doesn't work in mobile browsers.

It's the end of the world as we know it: Arkansas loses to ULM, fans lose their minds

Storified by Lindsey Millar · Mon, Sep 10 2012 13:40:05
“@tannnerodom: @jefflongUA When will Hogs pop tarts be in Rogers?”don't know, showing up sporadically in Wal-Marts coming more widely soonJeff Long
The sorts of tweets University of Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long had to deal with before the Sept. 9 game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Arkansas interim coach John L. Smith files for bankruptcy - NCAA ...3 days ago ... LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach John L. Smith filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition Thursday for debts he incur...
Not a great start to UA head coach John L. Smith's week. 
Yet Another Player Carted Off As Arkansas DB Tevin ... - Deadspin1 day ago ... Yet Another Player Carted Off As Arkansas DB Tevin Mitchel Victimized By Helmet-To-Helmet Collision. Timothy Burke. View ...
The Razorbacks most trusted defensive back, Tevin Mitchel, is carted off the field after a nasty helmet-to-helmet collision.
30-Point Underdog Louisiana-Monroe Upsets Eighth ... - Deadspin1 day ago ... Sun Belt also-ran Louisiana-Monroe shocked the world by beating a depleted Arkansas 34-31 in overtime in Little Rock toni...
ULM 34, UA 31
@jefflongUA fire everyone I'm ashamed. This is the worst loss in Arkansas historyRobby
Disband the athletic dept., give the students their tuition back, and send them home.Disband the athletic dept., give the students their tuition back, and send them home.
@jefflongUA When will you be firing @JohnL_Smith or resigning your position? It is the only honorable thing to do. You are a #disgraceChase Osborn
Fire John L Smith | Facebookundefined
Hogs lose; Hog fans lose itPosted by Max Brantley on Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM Does Arkansas have an equal when it comes to fair weather fans? The ugliness on soc...
Fans react, offer suggestions. 
I honestly don't know what to say other than "I'm Shocked" as most are! Need to get everyone healthy & get rdy for Bama—Still LUV my HOGS!John Daly
@jefflongUA This is on you, buddy. You should've found a way to keep Petrino. IMO you should resign.Joe Nichols
Ditto celebrity fans.
Dear people who think winning a game is more important than personal integrity: Please don't have any children. #wps @jefflongUAGwen Moritz
Arkansas Business editor Gwen Moritz tells them to get a grip.
Down goes the Razorbacks! Down goes the Razorbacks! Gotta love college football!!Desmond Howard
Arkansas?? Wow....GD was coming to town next week...La Monroe?? Mercy...Kirk Herbstreit
Epic win for the Warhawks. We've seen plot twists before, but ULM rerouting @CollegeGameDay from Ark. Next week is the all-timer!Chris Fowler
ESPN's College Gameday re-routes following loss.
Never wonder about the importance of a head coach at this level of college footballBo Mattingly
It's John L. Smith's fault, BUZZ talk radio host Bo Mattingly argues.
On The Mark: Week 3 - ESPNWhile Berry hasn't bought into Kelley's philosophy completely — the Warhawks punted several times on fourth-and-short against the Razorb...
It's Pulaski Academy head coach Kevin Kelley's fault, Mark Schlabach writes.
Bahn: Spare Blaming Smith Or The Razorbacks, This One’s On ...Bahn: Spare Blaming Smith Or The Razorbacks, This One’s On Bobby Petrino. by Chris Bahn. 9/9/2012 at 12:00pm. Arkansas fired Bobby ...
It's Bobby Petrino's fault, Arkansas Sports 360's Chris Bahn argues.

Many commenters disagree:

From Matthew
Chris Bahn!! You really kinda suck at your job.. 
You should have much more to talk about other than we lost a game because of a coach that's not employed by "our" university. You continuously bring up irelivant opinated facts. I hope Jim Harris has his eye out for a hungry, positive journalist.. I get on this site very often, I am tired of reading your BS stories. 

Good Day Sir

From Mike:
GET USED TO IT, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET. and your professional comment is pretty pitiful, maybe the old fart could use you as his agent or driver on the joke cirkit ,because he is about as good a coach as you are a sports writer. GET REAL he has even failed at life. With his financial problems there is no way he cangive 100% to football he has just filed for bankruptcy not in to it so all the people he owes is still after him and just how does a person that makes the money that coaches make get 50mil. in debt either greed or stupidity, remember Forrest Gump STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES and thats all I've got tosay about that.

From Senator
I respectfully disagree with Chris's assessment of this "unforeseen" situation. This situation was inevitable. JL's job is to run the Hogs athletic programs. JL did not make a good hire in the spring. He had several opportunities and options to improve the football staff. He chose to make an unwise hire. JLS's past should have told JL what he was getting. BP made two horrible decisions in April. One was personal. The other was unprofessional. BP should have been sanctioned for the unprofessional decision and left to deal with the personal one. If JL wanted a new HC then he should have hired one with a resume to match the quality of players present. No, Chris, this loss sits squarely on JL's desk.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football: Head Problems | Fayetteville Flyer - News, Art & LifeScreen grab, ESPN.com If there's one phrase that I'm already tired of hearing in regards to the 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football season,...
Four reasons not to fire John L. Smith, including "By firing Smith, you’ve admitted failure and given up on the season." 
You might even take this crazy sumbitch back at this point.... #Razorbacks #EpicFail http://pic.twitter.com/ZQ1f4ENCKevin Dunn
Hey, I just left you, & this is crazy, but here's my number @jefflongUA , Call me, maybe?Fake Bobby Petrino
Other coaching ideas.
Anyone else notice @jefflongUA has been conspicuously silent since the loss? WUSS! OWN IT MR. AD! This is on YOU! #citadeljanet smith
The sorts of tweets Jeff Long has to contend with following the losss. 
Cheesecake For Breakfast?!? Sure!!!!This Is All Apart Of Us (Meaning Razorbacks) Healing Our Wounds! #IfUCutAManInTimeHisWoundsWillHeal:0)Shawn Andrews
The healing process begins. Also, something tells me that hashtag didn't catch on.
Sound Off! Is The Louisiana-Monroe Defeat The Worst Loss In Razorback History?by on Now that everyone has had a night and most of a day to calm down and be rational (HAHAYEAHRIGHTEVERYTHINGSUCKS), it seems like we s...
Ranking the magnitude of historic losses is one of the 12 steps, right?
True. RT @Blue_Sunshine18: I hope the hurt players are alright :( annnnnnd #BringBobbyBack #football>moralityboners #footballdepressionBring Bobby Back
This tweet contains the multitudes. 
RAZORBACKS United We Stand by lizhoney in the style of Brotherhood Of Man.flvlizhoney2u
This is the greatest video in the history of the Internet. 

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