Ole Miss and Missouri are two SEC football programs that often go head-to-head with Arkansas on the recruiting trail.
Coaches from both schools aren’t sure how Bobby Petrino’s firing will impact the competition with Arkansas for future recruits.
“I think it’s too early to tell,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told the AJC. “I think Arkansas has had some tremendous years recruiting and they have great facilities. I’m not confident enough to say we have a great advantage now. Now I think it could be an advantage but certainly they could go get another great coach in there, which I’m sure they will. Then [Petrino’s firing] would be over in the minds of recruits very fast … so it’s kind of hard for me to say on that.”
Missouri’s Gary Pinkel said, “I haven’t thought about how it will affect our recruiting. I think a lot of people recruit against Arkansas, not just us. I don’t know a lot about the whole thing over there, so we’re just going to