FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Arkansas men’s basketball coach John Pelphrey was scheduled to fly with the Navy’s Blue Angels from the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville on Wednesday.
Due to his height of 6-7, he will not be able to participate.
“I’m disappointed, but I’m appreciative of them extending the invitation,” he says. “I’m respectful of the rules and guidelines they have. This goes to show you what a fine organization they are that this didn’t get by them before I got down there.
“I did ask if they could make the plane bigger, but I’ll have to live with my disappointment,” Pelphrey says. “This is the first time in my life I’ve wished I was smaller.”