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Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Rutgers, Sept. 22

by Jim Harris 9/22/2012 5:20 pm

It all starts anew this evening at Reynolds Razorback Stadium against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights of the Big East Conference and the Razorbacks forget a 1-2 start and focus on the remaining nine games. Rutgers is more than happy with the way its season has started: 3-0 and fresh off a road win at South Florida on national TV, 23-13. Arkansas welcomes starting quarterback and team spokesman Tyler Wilson back after a week on the sidelines because of a concussion suffered against ULM. Join in with the live blog. Feel free to comment in the comment section, or send me an email @jharris@abpg.com and get in on the discussion. Let us know how the coverage is on ESPNU. If you're reading the blog post-game, note that entries are in reverse chronological order and start at the bottom. Let's get started:

Ranking The Razorbacks: Secondary Off To Shaky Start As McCarron, Crimson Tide Visit

by Chris Bahn 9/13/2012 9:07 am

Secondary play was among Arkansas’ biggest concerns entering the season. So far those concerns have not proven unfounded. Entering this week’s game against No. 1 Alabama the Razorbacks rank No. 108 nationally in pass defense. They have allowed 319.5 yards per game through the air in matchups with a Jacksonville State (a Football Championship Subdivision opponent) and Louisiana-Monroe.

3-And-Out: Coaches Evaluating Winston, Kelleybrew At Corner; Wise Impressive

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2012 6:18 am

Kaelon Kelleybrew replaced Darius Winston early in last week’s game against Jacksonville State. He then played nearly all the remaining snaps in the 49-24 victory. That is no sort of guarantee Kelleybrew will start this week against Louisiana-Monroe.

Bahn: Odd As It Might Sound, Tyler Wilson Is Right: Jacksonville State Is A Statement Game

by Chris Bahn 8/31/2012 3:00 pm

Every yard covered on Frank Broyles Field in Razorback Stadium this weekend against Jacksonville State provides more distance between the Razorbacks and the offseason. Quarterback Tyler Wilson says the game is a chance for the Razorbacks to make a "statement." And he's right.

The Showgram: Are War Memorial Razorback Games In Jeopardy? Knile Davis For Heisman

by 8/30/2012 11:11 am

Welcome to the Showgram. It's the collaborative effort of ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn and Adam Alter, assistant sports director of KNWA/KARK Razorback Nation. They'll talk Arkansas Razorbacks with some Breaking Bad and 90s rap lyrics mixed in for good measure. Think of it as sports talk radio at your convenience. Sports talk shouldn't be available only when you're parked at your desk or in drive time traffic.

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Darius Winston On The Ups and Downs of His Razorback Career

by 7/14/2012 7:25 am

The former 5-star recruit fills us in on his perspective of his time at Arkansas and how he hopes to improve it.

3-And-Out: Tenarius Wright A 'Full-Time' Linebacker For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 3/28/2012 10:05 pm

Tenarius Wright’s move from defensive end to linebacker is no longer just an experiment. Wright, at least for the spring, is a full-time linebacker. He could be moved back to end this fall, but with Alonzo Highsmith injured, Wright has entrenched himself at the middle linebacker position.

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:

Razorback 3-And-Out: Answering Pre-Spring Questions, Evaluating Top Position Battles

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2012 7:44 am

What position battles figure to be worth watching as Arkansas opens spring practice? What changes are in store for the defense? Those questions and more in a pre-spring practice 3-And-Out.

Otis Kirk: Traditional Lack Of Defensive Prospects In State Hurting Petrino, Razorbacks

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 1/5/2012 10:00 am

One of the problems with the Arkansas defense, and by no means is it the lone issue, is that the state simply doesn't produce very many SEC-type defenders. Arkansas doesn't produce a large number of SEC recruits as it is, but when you start narrowing it down to defensive recruits the pickings are even slimmer.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Don't Make It Easy On Themselves In Comeback Win Over Rebels

by Jim Harris 10/22/2011 7:00 pm

As the Arkansas Razorback faithful has learned this month, as they saw earlier against Texas A&M, the Hogs can play poorly enough early to find themselves with mountains to climb over the course of a game. And yet, even if the Hogs don't quite have some Sir Edmund Hillary in them to take the most majestic of peaks, they have enough fortitude to make the climb up some average hills.

Bahn: Arkansas Razorback Midseason Grades

by Chris Bahn 10/14/2011 11:51 am

For all the issues the Arkansas Razorbacks seem to have — offensive line, rushing, run defense, etc. — this team is in great shape at the midway point. A 5-1 record seemed to be the most optimistic projection through six games and the Razorbacks have met that despite injuries in all three phases keeping starters out of action for stretches. Improve the run game, give the quarterback more time to throw on offense, keep forcing turnovers on defense, and it's fathomable that double-digit wins and a BCS Bowl are still in play. Only two Top 15 teams — No. 1 LSU and No. 15 South Carolina — remain on the schedule, meaning a strong finish is a very real possibility.

3-And-Out: Bequette's Return 'Calming' For Robinson, Razorbacks Work To Stop The Run

by Chris Bahn 10/12/2011 10:00 pm

Statistically, Jake Bequette didn’t seem to make a huge impact for No. 10 Arkansas against Auburn. He finished with just one tackle in a return from left hamstring issues that kept him off the field for three games. Don’t discount what Bequette’s presence meant to the team, though. Bequette’s return had a calming effect on defensive coordinator Willy Robinson. That’s how Robinson described it, while also praising the effort Bequette gave in trying to get into the backfield.

3-and-Out: Break Comes At Crucial Time For Razorbacks, Turnovers Key To Auburn Win

by Chris Bahn 10/10/2011 11:30 am

Injured Arkansas players could use a break. There are multiple areas where the team can improve as the season hits its midway point. Fortunately for the Razorbacks, they get that opportunity this week. Arkansas (5-1, 1-1 SEC) has no game on Saturday and has a much-needed chance to improve the health of players and tweak some things.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Auburn in Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Oct. 8

by Jim Harris 10/8/2011 6:03 pm

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we saw Cam Newton become a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate -- he would eventually win it -- in leading Auburn to a 65-43 victory at home over Arkansas. Now, the teams square off at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, the defending national champion Tigers a surprising 4-1 with three last-minute victories, while Arkansas is 4-1 and fresh off a 42-38 comeback win over Texas A&M. We welcome you to our weekly in-game feature, our live blog of the Razorbacks. Join in, add your comments in the comment section at the bottom or visit our Facebook page, ArkansasSports360, and leave our comments there. Or email jharris@abpg.com.

Bahn: No. 10 Razorbacks Proving 'Soft' Not An Appropriate Adjective As Injuries Mount

by Chris Bahn 10/4/2011 2:40 pm

Injuries absolutely would not be an excuse if Arkansas was 3-2 or worse right now. But that shouldn’t stop us from applauding the way the Razorbacks have handled a less than ideal situation. To this point the Razorbacks have survived mentally. Which is why I don’t think the term “soft” is fair game when describing this team. Fans have been offering that adjective up on Twitter, message boards and talk radio all season. Physically, does the team need to play stronger? Yes. There’s work to do, but equating this team with marshmallows or quality toilet paper is off the mark.

Report Card: Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

by Chris Bahn 10/2/2011 7:30 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: For a team that looked so soft — especially in the trenches — at times in the first half, it’s a tough, resilient bunch. Arkansas could have folded when down 18, but chipped away at the Aggies’ lead and made plays at the right times. There are numerous issues with this team that have to get corrected. Such as? A run game must develop. For a team supposedly full of playmakers on offense, Jarius Wright seems to be the only consistent skill player. Tackling is problematic and the fact depth is being tested by so many injuries is no excuse. Yet, there were the Razorbacks at the end of Saturday’s game, hoisting the Southwest Classic Trophy. Considering how they started and the obvious issues on the team, beating A&M was no small feat. It’s still hard to know just what to make of this bunch.