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Tommy Tuberville Talks How To Win At A Place Like Arkansas With Bo Mattingly

by Chris Bahn 11/1/2012 1:55 pm

Texas Tech Coach Tommy Tuberville was mentioned as a candidate at Arkansas in 1998. His name came up against in 2007. So it’s no surprise that Tuberville, a Camden native, is getting attention as a potential candidate with this Razorback vacancy. Turberville, who is off to a 6-2 start with Texas Tech this season, recently visited with Bo Mattingly, host of Sports Talk. They discussed a number of topics, including the importance of recruiting and developing players at a school like Texas Tech (or Arkansas).

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Alabama-LSU Showdown Highlights Weekend; East Is A Jumble

by Jim Harris 10/31/2012 3:24 pm

Last year, it appeared the whole world was watching (except for the fans focused on Arkansas and South Carolina) when No. 2 Alabama played host to No. 1 LSU in Tuscaloosa in week 10 of the Southeastern Conference season. Neither team managed a touchdown, but LSU managed to escape with a 9-6 overtime victor, only to lose the 1 vs. 2 rematch in the BCS Championship Game 21-0 in January in New Orleans. Though 'Bama is No. 1 and LSU is in the top 5, this Saturday night's matchup in Baton Rouge doesn't seem to be generating the incredible buzz of the last regular-season game — to be sure, even Ali-Frazier III didn't have the same impact worldwide that Ali-Frazier I did 40-something years ago — it's still THE game of the day in college football. So important is it to CBS this time that the network made sure no other SEC game would be played at night. Instead fans have the unusual scheduling of six SEC games kicking off before noon.

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Hogs, Ole Miss Eye Bowl Eligibility; Mississippi State Tries To Join Elite

by Jim Harris 10/24/2012 2:06 pm

Divisional leaders clash in the Southeastern Conference's top games this weekend, while Arkansas and Ole Miss both seek to draw closer to bowl eligibility with their brunch-time matchup in Little Rock. Each team's coach said Wednesday during the SEC teleconference that he was trying to get a handle on how the open weekend might affect this week's performance. Arkansas Coach John L. Smith said the time off helped his 3-4 team heal "the bumps and bruises" and that Tuesday's practice was very good. Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze also said his team enjoyed the week to get over injuries but that the first practice back, on Tuesday, was sluggish.

Arkansas Will Invest In 'High-Level Coach.' What Would It Take To Reach A Top 10 Salary?

by Chris Bahn 10/23/2012 9:00 am

Arkansas has money to spend for a quality head coach. Jeff Long said as much during a recent chat with fans at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. How much money would the program need to invest to get its newest coach among the Top 10 highest paid? Let’s look below:

Chizik's Days Are Numbered, How Much Consideration Will Petrino Get At Auburn?

by Chris Bahn 10/21/2012 9:29 am

If Auburn winds up in the market for a coach, the Tigers will be competing for one alongside Arkansas. That could make things difficult for the Razorbacks. Unless Auburn is in a market for a coach that Athletic Director Jeff Long wouldn’t consider. A coach like, say, Bobby Petrino.

Doc Harper: Arkansas Beating Kentucky Wasn’t A Surprise, Dominating Was A Shock

by Doc Harper 10/15/2012 9:00 am

These last two Arkansas games were definitely an improvement over the games in September. Even though Auburn and Kentucky are not good teams, those victories shouldn’t be discounted because of the level of opposition. It’s clear the Razorbacks are better than they were and fans have reason to be optimistic as the season goes on.

Saturday Roulette: Texas State Fair Edition; Can Razorbacks Extend Streak To … Two?

by Doc Harper 10/12/2012 9:30 am

Good news! It’s Red River Rivaly Shootout week, which, as mentioned last year, is my favorite non-SEC game of the year. I love the look of the red and orange side by side, two storied programs clashing, and the spectacle of the Texas State Fair surrounding the Cotton Bowl. The fair is known far and wide for its record of innovation and progress in the fried food arts. Like last year, Saturday Roulette will honor that hard work by wagering some of the new fried food debuting at the fair this year in lieu of betting our usual fantasy dollars. We had another good week last week, going 5-3. The season total is 26-21. We’re rolling! Here are this week’s winners:

SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Arkansas, Kentucky Feeling Injury Crunch; Gamecocks Make Big Move

by Jim Harris 10/10/2012 1:32 pm

The hits just keep on coming for Arkansas' defense, and Kentucky's not feeling too well either. On Wednesday's SEC coaches teleconference, Arkansas Coach John L. Smith revealed that end Tenarius Wright had chosen to get his shoulder "fixed" now after an MRI on Monday revealed damage requiring surgery. So Wright, who redshirted as a freshman and is a fifth-year senior, is done as a Razorback. Meanwhile, Kentucky is down to a fourth-string freshman quarterback and may be missing three quarters of its starting secondary.

USA Today Looks At Michael Dyer's 'Reshaping' At Arkansas Baptist

by Chris Bahn 10/10/2012 6:51 am

Football has always seemed to come easy for Michael Dyer. Where Dyer seems to have problems succeeding is off the field. Dyer, who dismissed at Arkansas State prior to the season after details of a traffic stop involving a gun and marijuana became public, can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Dyer is now at Arkansas Baptist, working on skills outside of football. It’s there that USA Today writer George Schroeder caught up with Dyer and the folks charged with helping him.

Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs' Big Win, Coaching Search, Bowl Chances, SEC Disappointments With Kegs 'N Eggs' Adam Kramer

by Jim Harris 10/9/2012 5:01 pm

We're rolling into Week 7 and the Pressbox Roundtable welcomes Adam Kramer, owner and founder of the Kegs 'n Eggs national college football blog, as our guest to the sit-around sports chat of usual suspects: KTHV, Channel 11, sports anchor Mark Edwards (Twitter: @markedwards1906), ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper, and KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz's Justin Acri. We also add KTHV, Channel 11 sports producer Jessica Duff to the table. ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn is on board again, and columnist Jim Harris moderates. We discuss Arkansas' surprising win, Adam's take on the UA coaching search, Hogs bowl chances, and the impressive performances of South Carolina and West Virginia along with top surprises and disappointments of the season. Readers, join in and let us know how YOU feel in the comments section.

Did Razorbacks Put Gene Chizik On The Hot Seat At Auburn? Who Else Will Need A Coach?

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2012 9:06 am

Auburn Coach Gene Chizik has the vocal support of at least one Tigers power broker. He’s two years removed from a BCS title and has a $7.5 million buyout. Chizik is also very much on the hot seat at Auburn and should be, according to columnist Kevin Scarkbinsky of AL.com.

The "Oh And" Teams

by Tre Baker 10/9/2012 8:44 am

Five SEC teams remain winless in the conference. There but for the grace of God...

[GALLERY] Razorback Roundup: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/8/2012 9:55 am

A roundup of ArkansasSports360.com's weekend coverage from Arkansas' 24-7 win at Auburn.

Doc Harper: Auburn Victory Creates Opportunity For Razorbacks

by Doc Harper 10/8/2012 8:25 am

By beating Auburn, Arkansas has given itself a chance to turn around a season that started horribly. But the Razorbacks have to capitalize in their next three games if they want to wind up with a winning record and good bowl trip.

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.

Bahn: Razorbacks' Effort, Fight More Than Enough For Win Against Auburn Tigers

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 6:04 pm

This was the performance that Arkansas players envisioned. This was the end result they had in mind as the losses piled up. They felt they were much better than what they’d shown over a month of poor execution and weeks of losing. And it all came together for the Razorbacks on Saturday in a 24-7 victory at Auburn.

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.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Auburn, Oct. 6

by Jim Harris 10/6/2012 10:50 am

A disappointing start to what was supposed to be a good season means the Arkansas Razorbacks will serve as the Saturday brunch entertainment on national television today as the Hogs play at Auburn in an 11:05 a.m. kickoff. Auburn is off to a disappointing start as well, but in no way close to what the Hogs have endured the past four weeks. The Tigers were off last Saturday after giving LSU all it wanted in a 12-10 loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium in a night TV game. Maybe that's the only advantage for the Razorbacks today: They don't have to play a fired up Tigers bunch at night in front of a roaring, partisan 87,000 AU fans. Maybe the Tiger faithful will be arriving late or still groggy when the game kicks off. So, sit back, join in on the blog and let's get the conversation going. We'll be providing some insight and all the particulars to today's game in our usual live game blog format. Join in with your comments in the comment section.

Jim Harris: Razorback Numbers Are Numbing, But Only Wilson's Will Matter At Auburn

by Jim Harris 10/5/2012 11:18 am

Tyler Wilson is the catalyst for Arkansas to break out of its four-game losing streak and win Saturday at Auburn. If he can rekindle some of the magic of last year — not to mention whatever he discovered in relief of Ryan Mallett at Auburn in 2010 — Wilson brings enough to lead Arkansas to a win. He’ll face a defense with the second-most speed the Hogs have seen this season, though. Between head coach Gene Chizik and new coordinator Brian Van Gorder, Auburn has an outstanding two-headed brain trust on the defensive side to devise a confusing plan even for a fifth-year senior quarterback. What they don’t have is the typical Auburn defensive talent across the lineup, though the ends are terrific. Look out, Arkansas tackles. What would concern me about Wilson is his want to get Arkansas out of a bad play before the snap.

Saturday Roulette: It’s Okay To Be More Interested In Other Games This Week, Razorback Fans

by Doc Harper 10/5/2012 9:30 am

Remember the scene in The Godfather when Michael tells Vito, “We’ll get there, Pop. We’ll get there.” Only they never really get there because [SPOILER ALERT] Vito dies right after that and Michael only sinks deeper into the Mafia culture. Razorback football reminds me of that scene. Unless “getting there” refers to basketball season, in which case, count us in.