Pelphrey shrugs off ‘hot seat’ speculation

Look at any pre-season of coaches on the hot seat and Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey’s name can be found there.

“I don’t really think of that,” Pelphrey said at the SEC Media Day on Thursday. “That’s not something that goes into the equation. I believe we are making progress.”

A 9-23 SEC record the last two seasons and dwindling attendance has led to the perception that Arkansas needs to show progress this season.

Pelphrey noted the growing number of media outlets and the avenues for fans to voice opinions leads to less patience in rebuilding situations.