ESPN Breaksdown SEC East, West Football

by Chris Bahn  on Tuesday, May. 20, 2008 12:11 pm  

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Is it ever too early to preview the upcoming football season? Not as far as this blog is concerned.

With that in mind, we present to you breakdowns of the SEC East and SEC West from ESPN college football guru Chris Low. There's not a lot of new ground broken as far as Arkansas is concerned.

Low shares our opinion at ArkansasSports360 that the old "Throw it to the tight end!" complaints might quiet down considering the depth the Razorbacks have at that position. He details the development of Casey Dick and wonders what the running game will look like with three NFL-caliber running backs gone.

Here's a sampling of the 'Spring Answers' and 'Fall Questions' Low posed for Arkansas. 

Spring answers
2. From the shadows: Darrell Glasper made his presence felt this spring, and in the process, made a strong bid for one of Arkansas' starting cornerback jobs. The sophomore transfer from LSU was in the middle of just about every big play on defense. He's not very big (5-foot-8, 180 pounds) and came to Arkansas as a walk-on, but he's demonstrated a knack for coming up with game-changing plays. The Razorbacks are replacing all four starters in the secondary.

Fall questions
3. Killer schedule: With this being Petrino's first season at Arkansas, it's naturally going to take some time for everybody to adapt to him and to the new offensive system. Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, they don't have much time. The early part of the schedule is brutal, which includes a trip to Texas on Sept. 13 and three straight SEC dates against Alabama, Florida and Auburn.

Arkansas fans wondering what the rest of the league will look like should check out Low's breakdown, though. He provides the key returning players, top losses and three ‘Spring Answers' and ‘Fall Questions' for each of the SEC's 12 teams.

It's the perfect way to kill some time at work. Whatever amount of time it takes to read it, puts you that much closer to the Memorial Day weekend.



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