Arkansas can get next Lou Holtz or Bobby Petrino by poaching Colorado football HC Deion Sanders

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Arkansas would have their next Lou Holtz or Bobby Petrino at head coach if they were able to lure Deion Sanders away from the Colorado football program -- this, at least, according to All Hogs' Jacob Davis.

"The Razorbacks would certainly benefit from a coach of Sanders' type," Davis prefaced before saying, "A high profile celebrity who can recruit based off name recognition alone would do wonders for Arkansas in the SEC. Out of the box hires have done well in Fayetteville like Bobby Petrino's return to college football in 2008 and Lou Holtz's tenure from 1977-83."

Sanders, as Davis points out, had an interview in 2020 before his Jackson State tenure and amidst his jump from the high school ranks during his days at the helm of Cedar Hill, Texas's Trinity Christian School.

"Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek reportedly interviewed Sanders before the hiring of Pittman in 2020," Davis wrote. "Former Razorback and owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, was able to secure at least a meet-and-greet between the two, but his lack of college coaching experience was a deal breaker for Yurachek."

Coach Prime never leaving Colorado football for Arkansas

Arkansas will never see "Prime Time." Ever.

Coach Prime wouldn't even give Texas A&M a look this offseason before the Aggies hired Mike Elko. Sanders is not going to make the jump from Colorado to an arguably lateral job in Arkansas. Given CU's potential in the Big 12 and Arkansas having teams like Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Mizzou, and Tennessee on the schedule, it may not even be a lateral move.

Colorado may have a better long-term outlook than Arkansas should Coach Prime continue to build what he's begun to in Boulder.

If Sanders is to be believed, he's not looking for any move in the coming years. But if that ever changes, Arkansas will certainly not be an option.