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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.

Jim Harris: Arkansas-Ole Miss Matters More Than Anyone Would Have Thought In August

by Jim Harris 10/26/2012 12:30 pm

This season's key point for Arkansas has become Saturday's game in Little Rock with surprising, 4-3 Ole Miss. Arkansas, expected in the preseason to be a factor in the national championship picture, can get back to .500 (4-4) with a victory at War Memorial Stadium. Ole Miss can make its bowl hopes a lot more realistic with a win. Surely no one saw this Oct. 27 game as being meaningful when preseason practices began. The shape in which first-year coach Hugh Freeze found the Rebels had most observers wondering if they could handle Football Championship Subdivision opponent Central Arkansas in the opener. Houston Nutt's tenure ended with the Rebels on a 14-game SEC losing streak, and expectations for Ole Miss when the media, coaches and players convened at media days in July in Hoover, Ala., were that the skid would continue well into 2012.

SEC Media Days: Hugh Freeze Wavers On Comparing Arkansas State, Ole Miss Talent Levels

by Jim Harris 7/19/2012 12:40 pm

The inevitable question arose for new Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze on Thursday at SEC Media Days: How would you compare the talent you had at Arkansas State last year to the talent at Ole Miss this year? Freeze did a little dance around the question. "I don't know if that's a fair judge necessarily, because the year we had last year at Arkansas State was a remarkable ride," Freeze said.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Freeze Makes Sure Wommack, Defense Getting Proper Credit

by Chris Bahn 11/3/2011 11:00 pm

Setting offensive records hasn’t been uncommon for Arkansas State of late. Coach Hugh Freeze has earned a reputation as a guy who knows how to move the football and isn’t afraid to work in unconventional plays to make that happen. But Freeze is the first to admit the Red Wolves’ offense gets plenty of attention, but it does not lead the list of reasons the team is off to its best start since 1986. ASU (6-2, 4-0 Sun Belt Conference) enters Saturday’s 3 p.m. game against Florida International one victory away from its best win total as a FBS program. Defense, Freeze said, has been the key.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Work Not Finished WIth Arkansas State Leading Sun Belt Conference

by 10/27/2011 1:57 pm

Arkansas State’s goal this season was to win the Sun Belt Conference championship. Entering Saturday’s game against North Texas the Red Wolves are well on their way. ASU (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) is alone atop the league standings thanks to an unbeaten record in conference play and a Louisiana-Lafayette loss last week. Early in the season Coach Hugh Freeze worked to get his team to believe it could compete for a spot as the conference’s best. Now he’s working to guard against overconfidence or a sense the job is complete.

Pressbox Roundtable: Bruce James, Media Rate the Hogs' BCS Ranking, Dennis Johnson's Running, Defensive Effort, Replay, ASU's TV Time

by Jim Harris 10/25/2011 2:27 pm

Each week during the football season, the ArkansasSports360.com’s staff of Chris Bahn and Jim Harris conduct a no-holds-barred “pressbox roundtable” with selected experts/guest columnists for AS360.com, including former Razorback All-America defensive end Bruce James and radio hosts Justin Acri, TJ Carpenter and Mickey Ryan. This week, we look at Arkansas' struggle at Oxford and if the Hogs deserved to drop a notch in the BCS poll, Dennis Johnson's big rushing game and whether it could continue, the continued questions about the Razorback defense and the upcoming Vanderbilt game on Saturday. We also hit on the national topic of video replay and whether it was right to decide a crucial game, Wisconsin-Michigan State, with a call on the final play, and our panel chimes in on seeing more Arkansas State football on television. Join in the conversation in the comments section below.

Jim Harris: Lacewell Sees Major Changes Over The Years In Defense

by Jim Harris 10/24/2011 3:45 pm

Rex Nelson, one of the weekly presenters of the Little Rock Touchdown Club program each week, rattled off a series of state college football scores that sounded more suitable for a basketball result. Around the country the past few years, it's nothing to see 50 or more points put up by offenses in a game — sometimes by both teams. This isn't your dad's or granddad's colllege football anymore, at least not on the defensive side. Larry Lacewell, one of the preeminent defensive minds as a coordinator at Oklahoma during the Sooners' 1970s heyday and at Tennessee during back-to-back Southeastern Conference title runs in the early 1990s, has noticed the difference from the way defenses are playing now to how it was when he was roaming the sidelines.

Jim Harris: Freeze's Red Wolves Aren't All About Offense, As Defense Sets Tone In Win

by Jim Harris 10/19/2011 1:00 pm

First-year head coach Hugh Freeze and his Arkansas State Red Wolves used a 21st century offensive look to play a throwback style of football and whip preseason Sun Belt Conference favorite Florida International on Tuesday night. For a half, it not only wasn't pretty, it was downright ugly. But then the Red Wolves took away FIU's run completely while running it down the Golden Panthers throats — with the quarterback.

Red Wolves Put Progress On Display For National TV Audience Tonight Against FIU

by Chris Bahn 10/18/2011 10:30 am

Signs of progress are visible each week in the Arkansas State football program. Now the Red Wolves (4-2, 2-0) get to show the country how far they’ve come in Hugh Freeze's first season as head coach. ESPN2 will televise tonight’s game against Florida International at 7 p.m. Win against FIU (4-2, 1-1), arguably the most talented team in the conference, and ASU continues its best start to a season since 2006. It would give ASU a 3-0 start in the Sun Belt for just the second time and put the team closer to bowl eligibility.

UCA Bears Playing It Safe Entering In-State Matchup With ASU Red Wolves

by Todd Traub, ArkansasSports360.com Contributor 9/21/2011 11:00 am

Central Arkansas will be playing to win Saturday’s non-conference, intrastate showcase at Arkansas State. But the Bears will also be playing it safe. Senior quarterback Nathan Dick is out with a concussion sustained in last week’s 31-10, Southland Conference loss at Sam Houston State. Bears’ redshirt sophomore Wynrick Smothers will get his first career start at ASU Stadium in Jonesboro.

Freeze Sees Offensive Line As More Of A Focal Point Than Usual For ASU Red Wolves

by Chris Bahn 8/8/2011 9:04 am

Offensive line play is always an area of emphasis for Arkansas State Coach Hugh Freeze. Games are often won and lost by how a team performs on the line, which blocks for running backs and provided protection for the quarterback. Freeze is putting even more emphasis on the position this year. He has to.

Dave Wommack

by Tre Baker 2/15/2011 10:02 am

A familiar face returns to the state.

Freeze Adds Wommack As Defensive Coordinator To ASU Staff

by ASU Media Relations 2/14/2011 5:42 pm

Arkansas State head football coach Hugh Freeze has announced that Dave Wommack, who in over 31 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level has appeared in 17 bowl games and been a part of 27 winning seasons, has been named the Red Wolves’ defensive coordinator.