Chad Morris, head football coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks, was the keynote speaker at Hog Bash 2019 last night at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville.
The coach came to the stage after Arkansas’ number one Razorbacks fan and ESPN Fan Hall of Famer Canaan Sandy led the crowd in the famous Hog Call.
Right off, Morris addressed his first year as the head football man where the Razorbacks finished with a 2-10 record. It was an extremely disappointing season — one that was embarrassing, not only to him but to all Hog fans, Morris said.
Praising Fred’s Fish House for the night’s catering, Morris told the crowd if they still had hostilities from last season and wanted to sling a hushpuppy at him, then go ahead. He said, in fact, if someone was really accurate, “We may can use you.”
Morris told Hog football enthusiasts he and his staff are working hard to build a winning culture, noting it comes in three phases — developing a belief in the process, which leads to the proper behavior, which leads to the desired results.
“We’re gonna build this football program the right way,” he said.
This coming weekend will be a very important one on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus with over 50 recruits coming for a visit, Morris said. And he discussed two graduate transfer quarterbacks heading to The Hill — one from SMU (Ben Hicks) and the other from Texas A & M (Nick Starkel).
Morris stressed that building the program is an everyday process, noting, “Every day counts on the last day.”
Hog Bash is jointly sponsored by the White River Razorback Club and the Independence County Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association. Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for Independence County high school graduates to the U of A.
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