Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Arkansas Expected to Hire Grobe

Arkansas is expected to hire Jim Grobe from Wake Forest by this weekend. This news should change the future of the Ole Miss coaching staff and the staff should begin to firm up by the end of next week.

(Arkansas Democrat Gazette)Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe appears set to become Arkansas’ next coach, according to multiple sources.
Grobe interviewed with incoming Razorbacks Athletic Director Jeff Long on Tuesday and sources said Wednesday night it appeared to be a “done deal” that Grobe would join the staff at Arkansas.
Grobe has led Wake Forest, previously considered a football weakling, to a 45-39 record in seven seasons, including 19-7 the past two years.
In 2006 the Demon Deacons finished 11-3, won their first ACC title since 1970 and played in the Orange Bowl, where they lost to Louisville 24-13.
Grobe, 55, was a consensus choice for ACC Coach of the Year and earned multiple national coach of the year honors for Wake Forest’s 2006 season. He followed that up by leading the Demon Deacon to an 8-4 record this season, including a second consecutive victory over Florida State, and a spot in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Connecticut on Dec. 29 in Charlotte, N.C.