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Jim Harris: As Hogs Learn, When Leader Is Sidelined, A Fall Comes Fast

by Jim Harris 9/12/2012 1:29 pm

We haven't heard one person anywhere say that Arkansas would have lost Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe had fifth-year senior quarterback Tyler Wilson been on the field in the second half. Not only would Wilson have continued to go over the top of ULM's gambling, pressuring defense for touchdowns to Cobi Hamilton, Mekale McKay, Chris Gragg and others, but Wilson would also have been that towering figure of sideline strength for the Razorbacks even if Louisiana-Monroe somehow caught fire and matched him score for score over the final two quarters. But, as we know too well, Wilson wasn't even on the Arkansas sideline in the second half, much less playing. His apparent concussion had sent him off to a hospital Saturday night as the ceiling fell in on the Hogs.

2-Minute Drill: ULM 34, Arkansas 31 (OT)

by Chris Bahn 9/9/2012 12:45 am

Why Arkansas Lost: Take your pick of places to point the finger of blame. Defensive breakdowns. Poor play calling. Injuries to key players, including quarterback Tyler Wilson. Ultimately it boiled down to the No. 8 Razorbacks not being able to stop the Warhawks, who outgained Arkansas 550-377. Arkansas blew a 28-7 lead in suffering arguably the worst loss in program history. ULM converted six of seven fourth downs, including on the game-winning, 16-yard run by quarterback Kolton Browning in overtime.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 8

by Jim Harris 9/8/2012 5:59 pm

Welcome back to Hog fans and our usual followers for week 2 of the Arkansas Razorbacks' 2012 season, the Louisiana-Monroe game at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. Be a part of the blog and feel free to comment in the accompanying comment section, or send me an email at jharris@abpg.com (I periodically will check the mail during the game). Arkansas will be looking to see an improved overall defensive effort from last week's 49-24 win over Football Championship Subdivision program Jacksonville State, while Monroe is opening its season. So, sit back, join in, and if you're watching the game on pay-per-view, let us know how the coverage is. Also, if you're reading this after the game, it's logged in reverse chronological order, so start at the end to follow how the game unfolded as we saw it:

3-And-Out: Move Behind Hamilton Productive For Herndon, Razorbacks Hoping ULM Blitzes

by Chris Bahn 9/5/2012 7:25 am

Being asked to work at the same position as Cobi Hamilton doesn’t seem like a way to guarantee more catches or additional playing time. Still, junior Javontee Herndon was open to playing behind Hamilton, a senior preseason all-conference pick. Herndon felt more comfortable at the “Z” position with Hamilton than at “X” where he began preseason camp as a starter.

Ranking The Razorbacks: Passing Game Hardly Misses A Beat In Arkansas Opener

by Chris Bahn 9/4/2012 9:04 am

All those yards and touchdowns Arkansas lost to the NFL? Hardly an issue for the Razorbacks in the season opener. Each week the NCAA and SEC release a comprehensive statistical look at college football teams. It's fascinating stuff, but most of you don't have time to go looking for it. We'll bring it to you here in the blog each week this season.

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.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 1

by Jim Harris 9/1/2012 5:52 pm

Welcome back, Hog fans and other followers. Be a part of the blog and feel free to comment in the accompanying comment section, or send me an email at jharris@abpg.com (I periodically will check the mail during the game). The game is significant not only as the Razorbacks' season opener, but it also marks the return to Fayetteville of former head football coach Jack Crowe, who lost his job following a stunning 10-3 upset at the hands of The Citadel on Sept. 5, 1992, nearly 20 years ago. Crowe left coaching for a while, only to return 13 years ago to lead Jacksonville State, where he's had the Gamecocks contending regularly for Ohio Valley Conference championships (they've won three under Crowe's guidance).

20 Moments From The Razorbacks' First 20 SEC Years: Petrino, Razorbacks Go Big

by Chris Bahn 8/30/2012 7:00 am

This football season marks the 21st for the Razorbacks as members of the SEC. Having completed two decades in the league it seemed worth reflecting on how far the program has come. Which victories over the last 20 years were the sweetest? Were there losses that hurt more than others? What coaching decisions still have folks scratching their heads? ArkansasSports360.com assembled a panel aimed at answering these questions. We have our list and we'd love to hear yours. No. 2 on our moments we'd love to remember: Razorbacks Go Big, Go To Sugar Bowl ...

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.

Bahn: NFL Scouts Motivating Players, Affirming Razorbacks' Status Among Nation's Best

by Chris Bahn 8/22/2012 9:00 am

NFL scouts have been a more common sight at Arkansas practices of late. Having them on hand is proof of the talent on hand in Fayetteville and provides a glimpse of how far the program has come.

Bahn: Defense Turns In Impressive Showing In First Full Scrimmage Of Razorback Camp

by Chris Bahn 8/11/2012 3:30 pm

Arkansas' defense was up to the task Saturday in a 162-play scrimmage at Razorback Stadium. In addition to racking up 25 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and a pair of interceptions, the defense held the offense scoreless on seven consecutive possessions.

3-And-Out: Receivers Shine In Razorback Scrimmage, Defense Improves Against Run

by Chris Bahn 8/7/2012 11:00 pm

It’s only one scrimmage. But Arkansas sure looks like a team with options at wide receiver. Quarterbacks Tyler Wilson and Brandon Allen spread the ball around to multiple receivers, who showed off size and athleticism throughout the evening. Wilson (unofficially) completed better than 75 percent of his passes for two touchdowns. Allen also threw a pair of touchdowns, including two to 6-foot-6 freshman Mekale McKay. Receivers Cobi Hamilton and Brandon Mitchell and tight end Chris Gragg all put in impressive performances.

Bahn: 5 Questions To Ponder As Razorbacks Prepare For 2012 Fall Football Camp

by Chris Bahn 8/1/2012 11:15 am

Arkansas football players gave John L. Smith a standing ovation on the day he was introduced as coach. They loved his quirky personality and appreciated his willingness as an assistant coach to dole out either pats on the back or kicks in the butt as needed. How will they respond to him this season? There might be no bigger question hanging over the 2012 season, but there are others as well.

A Roundup Of Razorbacks And Red Wolves On Preseason Football Award Watch Lists

by Chris Bahn 7/23/2012 10:30 am

No, there hasn’t been a college football award watch list announcement every day of the summer. It just seems that way. Below we roundup what players with state ties have been nominated. Keep in mind some lists allow players to be added later in the year, so strong performances over the first half of the season from players at Arkansas or Arkansas State could land a player under consideration.

Razorbacks' Wilson, Hamilton, Davis Named SEC First Team, Highsmith Only Defensive Pick

by Chris Bahn 7/19/2012 9:30 am

Arkansas placed eight players on the All-SEC team chosen by the media. Included are three Razorbacks — running back Knile Davis, quarterback Tyler Wilson and wide receiver Cobi Hamilton — on the first team offense. Once again it looks like the team could have one of the nation’s best offenses. That’s the good news. Not so good news? Arkansas had one player on defense picked to the first, second or third teams.

Inside The 2012 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview Magazine: Razorback Title Dreams Keep Wilson, Hamilton, Davis On Hill

by Chris Bahn 7/16/2012 10:35 am

Tyler Wilson had a quality debut season as a starter at Arkansas. It wasn't enough to satisfy him or talented teammates like Knile Davis and Cobi Hamilton, who returned for a shot at a national title despite drawing NFL interest.

Title Dreams Keep Arkansas' Wilson, Hamilton, Davis On Hill

by Chris Bahn 7/16/2012 12:00 am

Quarterback Tyler Wilson, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton and running back Knile Davis all have an SEC championship in their sights for the Arkansas Razorbacks after a Top 5 finish in 2011.

Razorbacks Place 10 On Preseason All-SEC Roster

by UA Sports Information 7/12/2012 1:07 pm

Tyler Wilson, Cobi Hamilton, Knile Davis and Dennis Johnson are first-teamers on the all-conference squad. Only national champion Alabama, with 11, had more overall selections.

Maxwell Award Has Eye on Razorbacks Tyler Wilson, Knile Davis and Cobi Hamilton

by 7/9/2012 9:37 am

Quarterback Tyler Wilson, running back Knile Davis and wide receiver Cobi Hamilton were selected for the award given to "America's most outstanding collegiate football player." For Wilson and Davis, this is their second consecutive appearance on the list.

Preseason Hype: How USA Today Sees the 2012 Season For the Arkansas Razorbacks

by Casey Hawkins 6/29/2012 8:00 am

Waiting on college football season to start can be agonizing. To pass the time we’ve been thumbing through a collection of national preseason magazines. We’ll be looking at a different magazine each day the rest of the week, checking out how they break down the season. It’s not quite as exciting as kickoff or those first two-a-days (or even media days), but it’s the best we’ve got for now. Here’s what USA Today has to say about the…