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The Arkansas Razorbacks college football team represents the University of Arkansas in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Razorbacks compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 30 head coaches, and 2 interim head coaches, since it began play during the 1894 season.[1] Since December 2012, Bret Bielema has served as head coach of the Razorbacks.[2]

The team has played more than 1,160 games over 117 seasons.[1] In that time, eleven coaches have led the Razorbacks in postseason bowl games: Fred Thomsen, John Barnhill, Bowden Wyatt, Frank Broyles, Lou Holtz, Ken Hatfield, Jack Crowe, Danny Ford, Houston Nutt, Reggie Herring and Bobby Petrino.[3] Five coaches won conference championships: Thomsen, Wyatt, Broyles, Holtz and Hatfield won a combined ten as a member of the Southwest Conference.[1] Frank Broyles won the Razorbacks' lone national championship in 1964.[1][4]

Broyles is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 144 victories during his 19 years with the program.[1] Hatfield has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .760.[1] John Tomlin has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .222.[1] Of the 31 different head coaches who have led the Razorbacks, Hugo Bezdek,[5] Francis Schmidt,[6] Wyatt,[7] Broyles,[8] and Holtz[9] have been inducted as head coaches into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Key Edit

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[11]
No. Order of coaches[12] GC Games coached CW Conference wins PW Postseason wins
DC Division championships OW Overall wins CL Conference losses PL Postseason losses
CC Conference championships OL Overall losses CT Conference ties PT Postseason ties
NC National championships OT Overall ties[14] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[16]


Coaches Edit

List of head football coaches showing season(s) coached, overall records, conference records, postseason records, championships and selected awards[A 1]
# Name Season(s) GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT DC
[A 2]
CC NC Awards
1 Futrall, John C.John C. Futrall 1894–1896 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000714000.714 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
2 Wilson, B. N.B. N. Wilson 1897–1898 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000750000.750 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
3 Searles, ColbertColbert Searles 1899–1900 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000667000.667 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
4 Thomas, CharlesCharles Thomas 1901–1902 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000529000.529 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
5 McDaniel, D. A.D. A. McDaniel 1903 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000429000.429 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
6 Brown, A. D.A. D. Brown 1904–1905 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000060000006 &000000000000001100000011 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000353000.353 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
7 Longman, FrankFrank Longman 1906–1907 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000441000.441 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
8 Bezdek, HugoHugo Bezdekdagger 1908–1912 &000000000000004300000043 &000000000000002900000029 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000686000.686 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
9 Pickering, E. T.E. T. Pickering 1913–1914 &000000000000001800000018 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000556000.556 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
10 McConnell, T. T.T. T. McConnell 1915–1916 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000567000.567 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
11 Paine, Norman C.Norman C. Paine 1917–1918 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000708000.708 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000167000.167 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
12 Craig, James B.James B. Craig 1919 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000429000.429 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000333000.333 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
13 McLaren, GeorgeGeorge McLarendagger 1920–1921 &000000000000001600000016 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000594000.594 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000750000.750 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
14 Schmidt, FrancisFrancis Schmidtdagger 1922–1928 &000000000000006500000065 &000000000000004100000041 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000654000.654 &000000000000001400000014 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000518000.518 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
15 Thomsen, FredFred Thomsen 1929–1941 &0000000000000127000000127 &000000000000005600000056 &000000000000006100000061 &000000000000001000000010 &0000000000000000480000.480 &000000000000002600000026 &000000000000004200000042 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000387000.387 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
16 Cole, GeorgeGeorge Cole 1942 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000300000.300 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
17 Tomlin, JohnJohn Tomlin 1943 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000222000.222 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000200000.200 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
18 Rose, GlenGlen Rose 1944–1945 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000405000.405 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000318000.318 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
19 Barnhill, JohnJohn Barnhill 1946–1949 &000000000000004200000042 &000000000000002200000022 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000030000003 &0000000000000000560000.560 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000001300000013 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000438000.438 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
20 Douglas, OtisOtis Douglas 1950–1952 &000000000000003000000030 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000300000.300 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000222000.222 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
21 Wyatt, BowdenBowden Wyattdagger 1953–1954 &000000000000002100000021 &000000000000001100000011 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000524000.524 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000583000.583 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
22 Mitchell, JackJack Mitchell 1955–1957 &000000000000003000000030 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000583000.583 &00000000000000080000008 &00000000000000090000009 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000472000.472 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
23 Broyles, FrankFrank Broylesdagger 1958–1976 &0000000000000207000000207 &0000000000000144000000144 &000000000000005800000058 &00000000000000050000005 &0000000000000000708000.708 &000000000000009100000091 &000000000000003600000036 &00000000000000050000005 &0000000000000000708000.708 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000070000007 &00000000000000010000001 – 1964 AFCA Coach of the Year (1964)[18]
24 Holtz, LouLou Holtzdagger 1977–1983 &000000000000008300000083 &000000000000006000000060 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000020000002 &0000000000000000735000.735 &000000000000003700000037 &000000000000001800000018 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000670000.670 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 College Football Coach of the Year (1977)[19]
FWAA Coach of the Year (1977)[20]
Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year (1977)[21]
Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (1977)[22]
25 Hatfield, KenKen Hatfield 1984–1989 &000000000000007300000073 &000000000000005500000055 &000000000000001700000017 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000760000.760 &000000000000003600000036 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000783000.783 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000050000005 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
26 Crowe, JackJack Crowe
[A 3]
1990–1992 &000000000000002400000024 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000001500000015 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000375000.375 &00000000000000060000006 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000375000.375 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
Int Kines, JoeJoe Kines
[A 3]
1992 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000350000.350 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000438000.438 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
27 Ford, DannyDanny Ford 1993–1997 &000000000000005700000057 &000000000000002600000026 &000000000000003000000030 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000465000.465 &000000000000001600000016 &000000000000002300000023 &00000000000000010000001 &0000000000000000413000.413 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
28 Nutt, HoustonHouston Nutt
[A 4]
1998–2007 &0000000000000123000000123 &000000000000007500000075 &000000000000004800000048 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000610000.610 &000000000000004200000042 &000000000000003800000038 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000525000.525 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000050000005 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 AP SEC Coach of the Year (2001, 2006)[28]
SEC Coach of the Year (2001, 2006)[28]
Int Herring, ReggieReggie Herring
[A 4]
2007 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000000000.000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
29 Petrino, BobbyBobby Petrino
[A 5]
2008–2011 &000000000000005100000051 &000000000000003400000034 &000000000000001700000017 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000667000.667 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000001500000015 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000531000.531 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
30 Smith, John L.John L. Smith
[A 5]
2012 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000040000004 &00000000000000080000008 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000333000.333 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000060000006 &09999999999999998999999 &0000000000000000250000.250 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999
31 Bielema, BretBret Bielema 2013–present &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &09999999999999998999999 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &00000000000000000000000 &0000000000000000000000

Notes Edit

  1. Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011–12 college football season.
  2. Divisional champions have advanced to the SEC Championship Game since the institution of divisional play beginning in the 1992 season. Since that time, Arkansas has competed as a member of the SEC West.[17]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jack Crowe resigned as head coach on September 6, 1992, following a 10–3 loss to The Citadel. Joe Kines served as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, finishing with three wins, six losses and one tie.[23][24]
  4. 4.0 4.1 Houston Nutt resigned as head coach on November 26, 2007. Reggie Herring served as interim head coach for the 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic loss against Missouri.[25][26][27]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bobby Petrino was fired as head coach on April 10, 2012. John L. Smith will serve as head coach for the 2012 season.[29]

References Edit

General

Specific

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2011 Razorback Football Media Guide, pp. 169–170
  2. "Bret Bielema takes Arkansas job". ESPN.com news services. ESPN.com. December 4, 2012. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8709694/bret-bielema-head-coach-wisconsin-badgers-accepts-position-coach-arkansas-razorbacks. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  3. 2011 Razorback Football Media Guide, pp. 171–182
  4. National Collegiate Athletic Association (2010) (PDF). 2010 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Records. Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA.org. pp. 68–77. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/DI/2010/2010FBS.pdf. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
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  10. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011) (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2011/Bowls.pdf. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  11. Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.[10]
  12. A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
  13. Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today (McLean, Virginia). Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  14. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[13]
  15. Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times (New York City). Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/06/sports/college-football-big-plays-help-paterno-to-200th.html. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  16. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[15]
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  18. "Past National COTY Winners". American Football Coaches Association. http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=1052. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  19. "Beier named Ohio's best grid coach". The Toledo Blade. February 27, 1978. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mw5PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aQIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=coach-of-the-year%20lou-holtz&pg=5191%2C1146182. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  20. "Holtz tops Akers in coach voting". Pittsburgh Press. United Press International. January 22, 1978. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uhkhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=91cEAAAAIBAJ&dq=coach%20of%20the%20year%20lou%20holtz&pg=5408%2C1529098. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  21. "Sporting News cites Lou Holtz". The Youngstown Daily Vindicator. Associated Press. January 10, 1978. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=n5NIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vYMMAAAAIBAJ&dq=coach-of-the-year%20broyles%20sporting-news&pg=3018%2C3422234. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  22. "Past Winners". Walter Camp Foundation. http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards/awards/P200/. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
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  27. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named HerringLoss
  28. 28.0 28.1 Ole Miss Media Relations. "Houston Nutt named FCA Coach Of The Year". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. http://nems360.com/view/full_story/5539681/article-UPDATE--Houston-Nutt-named-FCA-Coach-Of-The-Year-. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  29. Schad, Joe (April 23, 2012). "Arkansas rehires John L. Smith". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7846339/arkansas-razorbacks-bring-back-coach-john-l-smith-1-year-deal. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
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