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3-And-Out: Hit That Left Mitchel Sidelined 'Shocking,' Confidence Rising For Defense

by Chris Bahn 10/18/2012 8:56 am

Tevin Mitchel doesn’t remember much about the hit that knocked him out of the Louisiana-Monroe game in Week 2 or the aftermath of it. But he’s seen video of the collision and it makes him even more thankful to be back on the field.

Report Card: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/7/2012 4:18 pm

Auburn is bad. So bad. Let’s get that said from the start here and not read too much into this win. But credit Arkansas for taking advantage of a bad opponent and coming away with a win. At least this week the Razorbacks don’t have the tag of worst team in the SEC West. Postseason options remain slim, but it might be worth checking out details for Shreveport or Memphis, you know, just in case.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks' Sack Attack, Takeaways Hold Auburn Tigers Down

by Jim Harris 10/6/2012 4:03 pm

Arkansas more than doubled its season total in sacks and takeaways in one Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., and ended four weeks of frustration. The Razorbacks, in rolling to a 24-7 win over Auburn, the first for the Hogs in Southeastern Conference play this season, sacked Tigers quarterbacks eight times for 80 yards in losses, continually derailing promising Auburn drives.

Bahn: Razorbacks, Auburn Remind Us How Quickly College Football Can Change

by Chris Bahn 10/5/2012 9:00 am

Somebody will emerge from Saturday's Arkansas-Auburn game as the best of the worst. A win on Saturday won’t get either program into the national title race. Neither quarterback can use this to further his Heisman Trophy candidacy. There is a very real possibility that a victory won’t help the Tigers or Razorbacks get into a bowl game. Battling through the turmoil, finding a way to salvage what remains of the season, however, that might make for a year worth remembering.

3-And-Out: Ball Security Drills Not Helping; Gragg, Injured Razorbacks Awaiting Clearance

by Chris Bahn 10/1/2012 3:55 pm

Knile Davis showed some promise with the way he performed in the first half against Texas A&M. He had 124 of his 129 total yards before halftime, including a 64-yard touchdown off a screen pass. But Davis also provided cause for concern with the way he held onto the football. Davis committed his fifth, sixth and seventh fumbles of the season at A&M. He’s lost three in 2012 and is now averaging a fumble every 12.4 touches.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Getting Acclimated To New Fields; Highsmith, Bennett Return

by Chris Bahn 8/20/2012 11:40 pm

Getting to and from Arkansas’ new practice space took a few extra minutes Monday. Getting acclimated to the elevated field might take a few days. But the Razorbacks could immediately appreciate how much better the fields, part of a $40 million football ops project, are than their previous arrangements. Arkansas has more space than the area on the north side of the Walker Pavilion offered. These new digs are more private than the intramural fields and no tarp is needed to keep outsiders from sneaking a peek.

VIDEO: Razorbacks Remember Their 'Welcome to The SEC' Moments

by Chris Bahn 8/17/2012 9:00 am

Razorback players reflect on those early moments in their careers when they realized college football was on a different level than any football they'd played before. These are their "Welcome to the SEC" Moments:

VIDEO: Razorback Players Talk About The Art Of Talking Trash, Having Fun With It

by 8/16/2012 9:45 am

Football players have to be tough and smart to survive life on the field. And we're not talking about the physical part of football. As anybody that has watched a game on Saturdays knows, it can be a very vocal game as well.

[Video] Razorbacks View Football Ops Center As Part Of Their Legacy

by 8/15/2012 10:00 am

Arkansas players will be able to look back fondly on their time with the Razorbacks. While we don't know for sure what this season holds, there are a number of players who helped the program go 21-5 the last two seasons with a pair of Top 10 finishes. Those on-field accomplishments are no doubt part of their legacy. But the players also view construction on a $35 million football ops center as a testament to their recent accomplishments.

Media Day Video: Razorback Players On What It's Like Being Coached By John L. Smith

by 8/9/2012 9:45 am

Arkansas players offer some of the funny and inspiring moments that make up life under Coach John L. Smith. Sure, there are jokes. But he's also good at keeping them motivated and focused on the task at hand.

Media Day Video: Razorback Players Offer Thoughts On New Nike Uniforms

by 8/8/2012 9:21 am

Arkansas will be sporting new uniforms this season. We had a chance to visit with Tyler Wilson, Alfred Davis, Dennis Johnson and Chris Smith about the new look.

Video: Razorbacks Know It, History Shows It: Stopping Run Is Key To Winning Conference Championships

by Jim Harris 7/16/2012 12:00 am

It hasn’t been lost on Arkansas’ fan base, and surely not on the coaches, that the Razorback defense hasn’t measured up lately to Southeastern Conference West Division heavyweights Alabama and LSU. Everyone’s figured out that, while piling up passing statistics and scoring in bunches was all nice and glamorous, especially in the past three of the four years under Coach Bobby Petrino, the Razorbacks came up short in their quest for an SEC West title because their defense was lacking.

Razorbacks Name Six Team Captains For 2012 Football Season

by Chris Bahn 5/21/2012 11:40 am

Leadership from within was a significant factor in Arkansas football getting through a tumultuous spring. Players in leadership roles helped the Razorbacks end last month on a high note. Those same players will be asked to set the tone in summer workouts, something that ought to be relatively easy after dealing with a rare April coaching change. Quarterback Tyler Wilson, running back Knile Davis, center Travis Swanson, defensive tackle Alfred Davis and linebackers Tenarius Wright and Alonzo Highsmith. All six were heavily involved in getting the Razorbacks through the spring and handling media questions about the departure of Bobby Petrino and hiring of John L. Smith.

Bahn: Razorbacks Rally Around Current Staff, Trying To Process Petrino Firing

by Chris Bahn 4/14/2012 10:14 am

Knile Davis is still trying to wrap his head around the past week. Bobby Petrino is no longer the Arkansas football coach. Very private details of Petrino’s life have been made public and a series of missteps and lies led to the coach being terminated. Davis, like other Razorbacks, has had to shut off his phone, disappear from social media and avoid watching TV this week. News of Petrino’s firing following an extramarital affair with female football staff member Jessica Dorrell has been unavoidable.

Knile Davis Among Standouts On List Of Arkansas Spring Football Testing Numbers

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2012 9:00 pm

Arkansas went through testing during the days leading up to the start of spring practice. Below are the top 10 marks in 40-yard dash, bench press and squat, courtesy the UA:

UA Two-Minute Drill: Defense Looking To Prove Improvement Since 2009 Georgia Game

by Chris Bahn 9/15/2010 9:43 pm

Scan NCAA statistics through two weeks and you’ll find Arkansas among the top defenses in the country. When it comes to total defense, the team currently ranks No. 4 in the nation, a spot that currently stands as an 85-point improvement over last season. It’s not only a testament to the Razorbacks’ offseasaon work and personnel shifts. It’s also a reminder that Arkansas hasn’t quite hit the meat of its schedule yet.

UA Two-Minute Drill: Summer Work Helps Alfred Davis Sustain On Defensive Line

by Chris Bahn 8/17/2010 1:36 pm

Alfred Davis was good for about one, maybe two plays last year. He’d line up inside on the defensive line and get winded shortly after hitting the field.

UA Scrimmage Two-Minute Drill: Bequette's Big Play Draws Criticism; Curtis Takes Advantage At Wide Receiver

by Chris Bahn 8/14/2010 2:54 pm

Had Saturday been a game, Jake Bequette likely would have recorded the play of the day. He quickly got into the backfield on a first down play, stripped the ball from the quarterback and had a clear path to the end zone ahead. Trouble is, Saturday wasn’t a game. And Bequette wasn’t supposed to be swiping at the quarterback’s arm.