U of A Board to Meet Amid Reports that Broyles will Quit

FEBRUARY 16, 2007 - Posted at 7:31 a.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Amid reports that Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles will offer to resign by the end of 2007, University of Arkansas system president B. Alan Sugg said the system's board has no plans to act in the matter at a special meeting called for tomorrow.  Sugg said last night that the meeting has nothing to do with athletics, but is concerned with construction of new student housing.

If Broyles were to resign, it would end a 50-year career with the Razorback program.

Broyles was not available for comment on reports by television stations KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith-Fayetteville and KATV in Little Rock that he would resign.

Sugg said the board would not force Broyles to make such a move.  He said the Board of Trustees will not take any action with regard to Broyles, and he is not going to be forced out as the athletic director.

Sugg declined to say if Broyles planned to resign on is own, or how long he thought Broyles would continue as athletic director.

Arkansas' football program has been in turmoil since late in the 2006 season.  Its offensive coordinator quit amid reported disputes with head coach Houston Nutt, two highly recruited athletes from Springdale asked for and received permission to transfer, and an unflattering e-mail about some people in the program was passed along by Nutt's wife.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)