Sully Says: Some sporty wishes for 2014
These are some of my "sporty" wishes for 2014.
Bret Bielema: One kind bounce. I can't think of a call or bounce that went Arkansas' way in Coach B's first season. Auburn got two miracles in 2013. Coach deserves at least one kind bounce in 2014.
Mike Anderson: Enough wins to show fans what I already know - that your program is headed in the right direction.
Blake Anderson and Steve Campbell: A little patience from their respective fan bases. Both are walking into tough situations. Anderson is following three guys who won league titles in their first and only season in Jonesboro. Campbell may have a more difficult task. He's replacing UCA's all-time winningest coach.
David Bazzel: One more award - the Bazzel Award. It goes to the sports figure who makes the biggest splash in 2014. My early favorite would have to be Michael Qualls.
Red Parker and Ray Rodgers: At least one more year of working your magic. These two are living legends. Both have touched hundreds of lives in a positive way sharing the love for the sport they've coached for a lifetime.
Steve Shields and John Brady: A sellout. Wouldn't it be great this season if these Sun Belt rivals played in front of a sellout crowd in either Little Rock or Jonesboro?
Clarence Finley: One shocking upset win. The hardest working coach in college basketball deserves at least one shining moment this season.
Brad Teague: A football season full of "Touchdown UCA" calls.
Juan Day: A healthy season. The Hog signee has suffered season-ending injuries in two of the past three seasons.
Oaklawn Park: Kentucky Derby favorite. There's nothing like having a local favorite in the big race.
Jermain Taylor: One more big win. The former champ is gunning for one more shot at the title.
Dave Van Horn: A lifetime contract. I can't think of any coach who would do a better job with the Hog baseball program.
Jeff Long: More twitter followers than any other AD in the country.
Terry Mohajir: No coaching searches and one more Little Rock pep rally. Your performance on the steps of the State Capitol was epic.
Verizon Arena: Two Razorback basketball games. The one game in 2013 went so well that I think two in North Little Rock in 2014 would be well received.
Robert Burton: A repeat of 2013. "Big Shot Bob" is coming off a spectacular year.