FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Marvell Waithe has never been shy about sharing his feelings on a variety of matters.
It has made the senior one of the most quotable Razorbacks this season. But when the topic of former Arkansas coach John Pelphrey’s was broached this week, the senior was silent.
"No comment," Waithe said when asked about Pelphrey.
There’s no doubt some Razorbacks are looking forward to seeing their former Arkansas coach, who was fired after the 2010-11 season, when he steps into Bud Walton Arena as a Florida assistant on Billy Donovan’s staff today. Others may have different feelings. But either way, Pelphrey’s return to his former place of employment has provided an interesting storyline to an already intriguing game when No. 14 Florida (20-6, 8-3 in SEC) meets Arkansas (17-9, 5-6) today.
Guard Mardracus Wade, who played under Pelphrey last season, said he’s been looking forward to his former coach’s return for a long time. He knows Arkansas fans have as well.