The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly
The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly
Sport & Story | Arkansas Razorbacks
21. Ken Hatfield
42 minutes Posted Jul 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm.
Ken Hatfield is a Razorback legend. He grew up in Arkansas, played for the 1964 national championship team and later returned to become the head coach with the highest career winning percentage in program history. We sat down with Hafield to reflect on his career—beginning with whether there is any controversy to Arkansas’ football national championship in 1964
? The impact Frank Broyles had on unifying the state behind the football program
and how different the culture is today
Next, Hatfield recalls some of his favorite memories from the 1964 season
including his famous punt return against Texas
We explore how he got into coaching
his return to Arkansas
and his departure for Clemson after two back-to-back Southwest Conference championships
Finally, we talk to Hatfield about his new role of the College Football Playoff selection committee
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Ken Hatfield is a Razorback legend. He grew up in Arkansas, played for the 1964 national championship team and later returned to become the head coach with the highest career winning percentage in program history. We sat down with Hafield to reflect on his career—beginning with whether there is any controversy to Arkansas’ football national championship in 1964 (2:40)? The impact Frank Broyles had on unifying the state behind the football program (4:30) and how different the culture is today (6:55). Next, Hatfield recalls some of his favorite memories from the 1964 season (16:20), including his famous punt return against Texas (22:27). We explore how he got into coaching (26:12), his return to Arkansas (31:04) and his departure for Clemson after two back-to-back Southwest Conference championships (34:57). Finally, we talk to Hatfield about his new role of the College Football Playoff selection committee (41:44).