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NFL Draft: Recapping Local Players Picked, Projected Contract Details

by Chris Bahn 4/29/2013 9:41 am

While contract details haven’t yet been finalized for seven players with Arkansas ties who were drafted over the weekend, we do have an idea of what they could earn, based on 2012 contracts.

Jim’s Notebook: Cleaning Up With Some Last Tidbits, On Mustain, Hog Basketball, Football

by Jim Harris 11/2/2012 1:14 pm

National recruiting guru Tom Lemming said this week that former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain's transfer to Southern Cal was the "biggest mistake of his life." Meanwhile, basketball fans in Central Arkansas got some good news with an early schedule of speakers at the Tip Off Club. And if Arkansas is to conquer any of its remaining four football foes, the Hogs need to find more wide receiving weapons.

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.

Report Card: Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27

by Chris Bahn 10/28/2012 2:00 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: So it was Kentucky and Auburn after all. Arkansas had put together a pair of impressive victories and seemed to have the season headed in the right direction against those teams, but it might have been the opponents more than the Razorbacks. Now the team needs three victories in its final four games — including three Top 25 opponents — to salvage bowl eligibility. Seems unlikely.

Bahn: No Redemption For Razorbacks, Just More Frustration In Little Rock Loss

by Chris Bahn 10/28/2012 7:38 am

There was no redemption in the Rock for Arkansas on Saturday. Instead, players got just another dose of disappointment. Rather than avenging an earlier loss at War Memorial Stadium, the Razorbacks were just frustrated by an Ole Miss field goal that sailed through the uprights as time expired in the Rebels' 30-27 victory.

Jim Harris: Wilson, Arkansas Leave Too Many Points On Field In Loss To Ole Miss

by Jim Harris 10/27/2012 5:59 pm

For yet another Ole Miss game at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas was left mulling the “ifs.” It wasn’t as heartbreaking as the famed 1960 game decided on an official’s questionable call on a field goal. And it wasn’t as bad as the 1990 game here, where the Hogs outgained the Rebels 3 to 1 and still lost 21-17, denied at the goal line on the game’s final play. But it was close. This one also came down to the game’s final play, a 31-yard Bryson Rose field goal for a 30-27 Ole Miss win. The Razorbacks were left lamenting how many scoring opportunities were wasted by poor execution.

Jim Harris: Wilson, Arkansas Leave Too Many Points On Field In Loss To Ole Miss

by Jim Harris 10/27/2012 5:59 pm

For yet another Ole Miss game at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas was left mulling the “ifs.” It wasn’t as heartbreaking as the famed 1960 game decided on an official’s questionable call on a field goal. And it wasn’t bad as the 1990 game here, where the Hogs outgained the Rebels 3-to-1 and still lost 21-17, denied at the goal line on the game’s final play. But it was close. This one also came down to the game’s final play, a 31-yard Bryson Rose field goal for a 30-27 win. The Razorbacks were left lamenting how many scoring opportunities were wasted by poor execution.

Jim Harris: Wilson, Arkansas Leave Too Many Points On Field In Loss To Ole Miss

by Jim Harris 10/27/2012 5:59 pm

For yet another Ole Miss game at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas was left mulling the “ifs.” It wasn’t as heartbreaking as the famed 1960 game decided on an official’s questionable call on a field goal. And it wasn’t bad as the 1990 game here, where the Hogs outgained the Rebels 3-to-1 and still lost 21-17, denied at the goal line on the game’s final play. But it was close. This one also came down to the game’s final play, a 31-yard Bryson Rose field goal for a 30-27 win. The Razorbacks were left lamenting how many scoring opportunities were wasted by poor execution.

2-Minute Drill: Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27

by Chris Bahn 10/27/2012 5:31 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: Mistakes doomed the Razorbacks, who put up big numbers on offense and made some critical stops on defense, but couldn’t seem to get out of their own way. Arkansas had a punt blocked which led to a touchdown and Tyler Wilson was intercepted twice, one of which led to an Ole Miss score. Arkansas held the Rebels to field goals on three drives, but couldn’t come up with stops when needed. Ole Miss ran its two-minute offense to perfection in the final 2:09, hitting a field goal as time expired to win the game and mark the first time since 1997 the Razorbacks lost two games in War Memorial Stadium.

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: Petrino's Recruiting Shortcomings Coincide With State Talent Falling Off

by Jim Harris 10/4/2012 8:00 am

While many Arkansas fans would like to believe that Bobby Petrino could wave a wand and coach anyone with two legs to victories galore in the Southeastern Conference, let’s also agree that the talent in Arkansas in 2007-08 was fortuitous for a pass-happy coach. That’s how you go 21-5 over two years while conceding the defensive side.

3-And-Out: Red Zone Woes Troubling For Razorbacks, Cobi Hamilton Hopes 'More To Come'

by Chris Bahn 10/3/2012 8:16 am

Paul Petrino has tried making sense of the numbers. He can’t. Arkansas ran 98 plays on Texas A&M. On those plays the Razorbacks tallied 515 yards. They finished with 10 points in a 48-point loss. How can a team put up those kind of offensive numbers and not come away with more points? It’s frustrating for Petrino, who said much of the team’s prep last week was on red zone — or as he calls it, “critical zone” — preparation.

Bahn: Coming Up With Positives In This Razorback Season Possible, But Takes Time

by Chris Bahn 10/2/2012 2:51 pm

Rarely in the five-plus months John L. Smith has been on the job at Arkansas have we found the coach speechless. Smith is almost never at a loss for words. Which has been part of the problem up to this point, right? He’s just been too darn comfortable in front of a microphone for a lot of the fan’s tastes. So the silence that preceded Smith’s answer to the final question at his Monday press conference was noteworthy.

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.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 29

by Jim Harris 9/29/2012 10:53 am

We're at a wet Kyle Field, drenched from a major rainfall earlier this morning, though as the kickoff approaches for the Arkansas-Texas A&M game, it appears we're getting a little respite from the heavy stuff and only misting. Arkansas has won the past three games with the Aggies after the programs renewed an old Southwest Conference rivalry in 2009 as the Southwest Classic in Jerry Jones' Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With the former Big 12 Aggies joining the SEC this year, A&M opted to shift the series to home fields for the next two years — they'll be back in Arlington for a long run starting in 2014. They'll probably wish they were under a roof today. More rain is expected throughout the day. We're supposed to have thunderstorms in south-central Texas tonight. 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, or email me at jharris@abpg.com.

Bahn: Razorbacks Enter A&M Game Playing For Nothing But 'Each Other'

by Chris Bahn 9/28/2012 1:45 pm

Arkansas enters Saturday's game at Texas A&M hoping to avoid one of the worst starts to a season since the 1960s. A win could help keep slim postseason hopes alive. But at this point the Razorbacks are playing for "each other" more than anything else.

The Showgram: Are Losses Hurting The Razorback Coaching Search? Is Jeff Long Maximizing His 'Head Start'? Cobi's Big Night.

by Chris Bahn 9/27/2012 1:00 pm

Gather ‘round, y’all. It’s time for Alabama’s best podcast. Err… Arkansas. It’s time for The Showgram, a collaborative effort of ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn and Adam Alter, assistant sports director of KNWA/KARK Razorback Nation. Think of it as sports radio at your convenience. Sports talk shouldn't be available only when you're parked at your desk or stuck in drive time.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Are Losing Throughout The Stat Sheet

by Jim Harris 9/26/2012 3:30 pm

We're frankly surprised John L. Smith hasn’t said it yet, because every other football coach who has memorized the key job clichés, especially if he's losing, always says, “Statistics are for losers.” Yes, we understand ultimately the only numbers that matter are under "Home" and "Visitor" on the scoreboard, and no matter what stat shows Arkansas with an edge, the Razorbacks are 1-3 and nothing will change that. But Arkansas comes up lacking in enough statistics to explain a lot as to why they're losing like this.

3-And-Out Razorbacks' Hamilton Co-SEC Offensive Player Of The Week, Small Out For Season

by Chris Bahn 9/24/2012 3:31 pm

Cobi Hamilton’s record-setting 303 receiving yards weren't enough to help get Arkansas a victory against Rutgers. It was enough to land him Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Hamilton’s night set school and SEC records. He finished with 10 catches and all of the team’s three touchdowns.

2-Minute Drill: Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26

by Doc Harper 9/22/2012 11:15 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: The Razorbacks nearly matched Rutgers in total yards, but Arkansas blew several scoring opportunities. Tyler Wilson threw an interception from the Rutgers 9-yard line on a drive immediately following a drive that ended when Mekale McKay dropped an open touchdown pass on third down. Early in the game, Arkansas ran Knile Davis on a fourth-and-two from the Rutgers 24 instead of trying a 41 yard field goal, but Davis could only gain one yard. The Razorback defense even nearly picked up what would have been a huge safety late in the game, but Jawan Jamison spun out of the end zone for a 24 yard gain.