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3-And-Out: Dennis Johnson Bulling His Way To Rushing Yards, Mitchell Still Not Cleared

by Chris Bahn 10/31/2012 7:46 am

Dennis Johnson’s final two runs last week against Ole Miss included him breaking tackles and bulling his way into the end zone for 21 and 20 yards. Those carries are memorable because they were long and because they helped set up a score. But Johnson was picking up yards after contact throughout the day. Of his 161 yards on the ground, more than half were what the staff calls “bull yards.” Johnson’s 83 bull yards are “a lot,” offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said.

Razorbacks Withold Brandon Mitchell From Ole Miss Game, AD Jeff Long Declines Comment

by Chris Bahn 10/27/2012 4:46 pm

Arkansas wide receiver Brandon Mitchell did not play in Saturday’s 30-27 loss to Ole Miss because of what Coach John L. Smith called “a violation of team rules.” Mitchell did not even travel with the team. Smith said a decision to leave Mitchell in Fayetteville was made Friday.

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.

2-Minute Drill: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 3:41 pm

All the woes the Razorbacks had in previous games — lack of forcing turnovers, inability to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks, failure to run the football and score in the red zone — were cured against Auburn. Arkansas forced five turnovers, was 3-for-4 inside the 20 on scoring opportunities and had eight sacks. Dennis Johnson provided a spark in the running game with 17 carries for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Arkansas outgained the Tigers 372-321 and the Razorbacks limited their turnovers (two) in a much-needed win.

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.

3-And-Out: Wilson 'On Fire' In Return, Holmes Gets Look At Cornerback For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 9/19/2012 7:00 am

Tyler Wilson returned to practice after missing most of last week’s workouts and the game against Alabama because of a concussion. His practice time has been limited and at least one teammate could tell Tuesday that Wilson had been off for a few days.Tight end Chris Gragg said he asked Wilson to take a little bit off his passes. Having a rested arm led to Wilson throwing harder than Gragg expected.

3-And-Out: Petrino Brothers Talk, Allen Prepping To Start For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 9/12/2012 8:13 am

Brandon Allen would like to approach this like any other week. He’s preparing at quarterback, going through his usual routine. Only this week is far from the norm.

Razorback Report Card: Arkansas 49, Jacksonville State 24

by Jim Harris 9/2/2012 3:54 pm

Arkansas was inconsistent in its season-opening win over a Football Championship Subdivision program at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, and our grades reflect it. Lots of work awaits these Razorbacks before powerful Alabama comes to town Sept. 15.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Answer Questions, Not All Of Them Positively

by Jim Harris 9/2/2012 4:39 am

Would Knile Davis, back from a year on the sideline, make it more than a few plays before his ankle gave way again? Could Brandon Mitchell make the conversion from backup quarterback to dependable starting receiver? Those were two of the pressing questions for Arkansas entering the season opener with Jacksonville State, a Football Championship Subdivision program. The answers to those two Saturday night were “yes” and emphatically “yes,” as the Razorbacks rolled to a 49-24 victory over the Gamecocks before 71,062 fans at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. But careless ball handling, missed tackles, shoddy pass defense, inconsistent offensive line play and more left concern on the Arkansas sideline.

Bahn: As Arkansas Enters Game Week, We Look At 5 Questions Facing The Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 8/27/2012 8:10 am

How will John L. Smith manage his players and staff in his first season as head coach at Arkansas? We look at that as part of 5 Questions Facing The Razorbacks as they enter game week.

3-And-Out: Offense Getting Tougher Look From Defense; Razorbacks' Opener In HD

by Chris Bahn 8/22/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas has been tested more than usual by the defense during fall camp. There are a variety of explanations for why this has happened, including the defense retooling its coaching staff and the overall talent level continuing to improve on that side of the ball. Quarterback Tyler Wilson sees another reason for the change as well.

[Video] From Gospel Tunes To Skynyrd, Razorbacks Find Outlet In Playing Music

by 8/13/2012 9:45 am

Arkansas football players aren't just good at their sport. Several of them dabble in music in their down time. While none may put out an album like former Razorback Mitch Petrus recently did, they all have a passion for music.

Bahn: Why Brandon Mitchell Seems All But Guaranteed Snaps As Razorbacks' Receiver

by Chris Bahn 8/10/2012 9:15 am

Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino says there are times Brandon Mitchell looks like the best wide receiver on the team. Nice praise for a guy that has been playing wide receiver since mid-June.

3-And-Out: Smith Relishes Return, Declares Razorbacks' First Day Best In '47 Years'

by Chris Bahn 8/3/2012 7:41 am

John L. Smith made no effort to mask his excitement when Arkansas opened preseason practice on Thursday. Smith, running a fall camp for the first time since 2006, was proclaiming his excitement pre- and post-workout. While Smith has been around practice plenty the last three seasons as an assistant with the Razorbacks, being in charge had a different, more exciting feel for him.

Darius Winston, Kiero Small, Brandon Mitchell Among 5 To Watch In Razorback Camp

by Chris Bahn 8/2/2012 9:45 am

We know the established stars and names on the Arkansas roster. There are plenty of other players without the high profile that could be just as critical to success this season. Below are players worth keeping an eye on when camp begins today.

Jim Harris: Kiero Small Looms Large For Hogs As They Look For More Leaders, Playmakers

by Jim Harris 7/27/2012 2:48 pm

Kiero Small epitomizes the Bobby Petrino recruit. As a 5-foot-10 runner whose strength was blocking, he fell below the radar of the national recruiting "gurus" as Petrino and the Razorbacks signed Small out of Hartnell Community College in Valley Forge, Pa., in February 2011. But immediately, when the former Hog coach was discussing that particular recruiting class, his eyes lit up over the way Small could light people up as a blocking back and how he hit as a linebacker. Arkansas plans to get him on the field doing both, blocking as well as hitting on defense, Paul Haynes said Thursday.

Razorbacks Pick Up Commitment No. 8 From Louisiana WR Jervenski Johnson

by Chris Bahn 6/15/2012 12:00 pm

Wide receiver Jervenski Johnson became commitment No. 8 for Arkansas earlier this week. Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 186-pound, prospect from Amite, La. also has an offer from Alabama-Birmingham and former Razorback offensive coordinator Garrick McGee.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Maintain Focus; Allen, Mitchell Could Get First-Team Reps

by Chris Bahn 4/18/2012 8:33 am

Distractions have been plentiful for Arkansas football players the last two weeks. Each day seemed to bring a new bit of news or rumor in the leadup to and aftermath of Bobby Petrino’s firing. Still, players have maintained their focus in practice. Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said time on the field has been maximized by players who are looking to get away from being bombarded by conversation about the former coach.

Safety A Concern For Razorback Players Who Ride In Wake Of Petrino Motorcycle Accident

by Chris Bahn 4/5/2012 7:47 am

Scooters and motorcycles are popular choices of transportation for Arkansas football players. There are no team rules prohibiting the Razorbacks from riding and state law gives those over the age of 21 a choice of whether or not to wear a helmet.

3-And-Out: Spring Break Productive For Some Razorbacks, Knile Davis Ready For 'First Lick'

by Chris Bahn 3/27/2012 9:34 pm

Spring break meant time away from school and football practice for Arkansas players. They didn’t necessarily take the entire week off from football, however. Many said they found time to work out, study their playbooks, run routes or some combination of the three. Even the Razorbacks who found their way to Panama City, Fla., didn’t turn their attention away from football.