Jeff Long out as UA Athletic Director, sources say

Posted November 16, 2017

According to multiple reports, Jeff Long is out as the school's head of the athletic department.

It is unclear if he was sacked or resigned from the position. Bielema has struggled in his time at the school and has a 29-32 record in his five seasons at the school including a 4-7 mark this year. The former television announcer was the coach when the Razorbacks took a knee during the national anthem during an exhibition game prior to the 2016-17 season.

He was also assistant director of athletics at Virginia Tech and Oklahoma and served as athletic director at Eastern Kentucky and Pittsburgh before accepting the Arkansas position.

Long then hired current coach Bret Bielema in 2013.

Gardner: Moore Should Be Expelled From Senate If Elected
Alabama will hold a special election on December 12 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Moore called allegations that he was involved with a minor child completely false and he threatened to sue over it.

Strong 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Western Iran, Damages Villages
More than 50 people were injured in Iraq's Sulaymaniyah province and about 150 were hurt in Khanaquin city. Shocks were felt in Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait and Turkey, news agencies in those countries reported.

Cooling temperatures and approaching rain chances
Rain chances will end Wednesday night , as temperatures drop to the low 40s in Austin and mid to upper 30s in the Hill Country. Thursday will be cool and crisp with mostly sunny skies and temps ranging from 47 in the morning to 61 in the afternoon.

His contract with Arkansas was set to expire in June.

In an SEC Media Teleconference on Wednesday at 11 a.m., several media members asked Bielema about the circulating news over Jeff Long. "People prepped me before I got on the phone call that there might be a question, but I haven't received any official notification".

While serving at Arkansas, Long was named the first chairman of the college football playoff selection committee. "I know this, winning ball games helps everybody, so that's all I'm focused on".

"(He's been) awesome, not for me as the head coach, of course he has been, but for our student-athletes", Bielema said. Among other duties, as a member of the department's executive leadership team, Peoples directs the sports administrator group responsible for day-to-day administration of 19 varsity sports and serves as liaison to the Southeastern Conference. Long also spent time in coaching staff positions at Duke University, University of MI and North Carolina State University.