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Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs' Big Win, Coaching Search, Bowl Chances, SEC Disappointments With Kegs 'N Eggs' Adam Kramer

by Jim Harris 10/9/2012 5:01 pm

We're rolling into Week 7 and the Pressbox Roundtable welcomes Adam Kramer, owner and founder of the Kegs 'n Eggs national college football blog, as our guest to the sit-around sports chat of usual suspects: KTHV, Channel 11, sports anchor Mark Edwards (Twitter: @markedwards1906), ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper, and KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz's Justin Acri. We also add KTHV, Channel 11 sports producer Jessica Duff to the table. ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn is on board again, and columnist Jim Harris moderates. We discuss Arkansas' surprising win, Adam's take on the UA coaching search, Hogs bowl chances, and the impressive performances of South Carolina and West Virginia along with top surprises and disappointments of the season. Readers, join in and let us know how YOU feel in the comments section.

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.

AP: Johnson Runs For 2 TDs, Razorbacks Snap Skid With Win At Auburn

by John Zenor, The Associated Press 10/6/2012 3:44 pm

Dennis Johnson rushed for two touchdowns and the Arkansas defense had eight sacks to help the Razorbacks snap a four-game skid with a 24-7 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Arkansas (2-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) had been blasted by a combined score of 110-10 in its first two league games.

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: Razorback Numbers Are Numbing, But Only Wilson's Will Matter At Auburn

by Jim Harris 10/5/2012 11:18 am

Tyler Wilson is the catalyst for Arkansas to break out of its four-game losing streak and win Saturday at Auburn. If he can rekindle some of the magic of last year — not to mention whatever he discovered in relief of Ryan Mallett at Auburn in 2010 — Wilson brings enough to lead Arkansas to a win. He’ll face a defense with the second-most speed the Hogs have seen this season, though. Between head coach Gene Chizik and new coordinator Brian Van Gorder, Auburn has an outstanding two-headed brain trust on the defensive side to devise a confusing plan even for a fifth-year senior quarterback. What they don’t have is the typical Auburn defensive talent across the lineup, though the ends are terrific. Look out, Arkansas tackles. What would concern me about Wilson is his want to get Arkansas out of a bad play before the snap.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Figure Auburn Will Test Secondary, NIU Added To 2014 Schedule

by Chris Bahn 10/4/2012 7:50 am

Passing has not been Auburn’s strength this year. In fact, the Tigers have been among the worst passing teams in the country. Could this be a good matchup for Arkansas, which enters Saturday’s 11 a.m. game as one of the nation’s worst passing defenses? The Razorback secondary has been torched repeatedly the last several weeks.

SEC Notebook: Struggling Frazier Not Running As Much For Auburn; Alabama, Georgia Top Power Poll

by Jim Harris 10/3/2012 1:00 pm

Moving from a special-situation quarterback in Gus Malzahn's offense as a freshman to the starting quarterback in new Auburn coordinator Scot Loeffler's attack has proven to be a difficult transition for Shiloh Christian product Kiehl Frazier. As a freshman, Frazier backed up Barrett Trotter and Clint Moseley, who were given more leeway in the passing game while Frazier was better suited for the zone-read running plays. He played in all 13 Tiger games, including a Chick-fil-A bowl victory over Virginia, and accumulated 343 rushing yards on 76 attempts (4.3 per carry). He lost only 16 yards all season. In 2012, Frazier has just 16 net yards rushing on 31 attempts.

Auburn's Kiehl Frazier Hoping For Turnaround Against Arkansas

by Associated Press 10/2/2012 2:35 pm

The struggling Frazier faces a vulnerable Arkansas secondary on Saturday that other quarterbacks have been picking apart to the tune of 400 yards lately, give or take a few. Auburn (1-3, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) and Frazier haven't shown anywhere near that kind of capability but there's not too much shame in faring poorly against the likes of No. 20 Mississippi State and No. 4 LSU.

Pressbox Roundtable: Talking Hogs' Lack Of Scoring And Butch Davis With Michael Felder Of In The Bleachers/Bleacher Report

by Jim Harris 10/2/2012 1:45 pm

This week on the Pressbox Roundtable we welcome Michael Felder of In The Bleachers (inthebleachers.net as our national guest to the sit-around sports chat of usual suspects: KTHV, Channel 11, sports anchor Mark Edwards, ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper, and KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz's Justin Acri. ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn is on board again, and columnist Jim Harris moderates. This week, we discuss Arkansas' offensive failures, the Auburn-Arkansas matchup, the speculation surfacing about Butch Davis as possible Hogs coach and Geno Smith's Heisman-like performance for West Virginia.

SEC Notebook: A&M Quarterback Manziel 'Jumps Out' At Hog Coach; Little Shuffling In Power Poll

by Jim Harris 9/26/2012 1:57 pm

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith said Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference that while Texas A&M looks formidable in the offensive and defensive lines and possess a great punt returner, "what jumps out" in watching A&M game film is quarterback Johnny Manziel. A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin said that Manziel only has a portion of the offensive package as they ease the redshirt freshman along.

SEC Notebook: Short-handed Ole Miss Taking Hits; Gamecocks' Clowney Now MLB?

by Jim Harris 8/7/2012 1:00 pm

Ole Miss already has enough personnel issues that the Rebels don't need any major injuries, but new coach Hugh Freeze and crew were dealt a blow with the loss of two starters over the weekend. South Carolina is looking for ways to get potential superstar defender Jadeveon Clowney around the football. And receivers are piling up at Auburn.

SEC Media Days Notebook: LSU's Miles, Without Actually Saying It, Appears To Favor A&M Over Hogs As Finale

by Jim Harris 7/18/2012 6:20 pm

More indication came Wednesday that Arkansas' season-ending rivalry with LSU will be a thing of the past sooner rather than later. Missouri becomes Arkansas' Southeastern Conference cross-division opponent next season, and the Southeastern Conference, behind the scenes, is pushing for Arkansas to end its regular season with Missouri and for LSU to close with new West Division member Texas A&M. LSU Coach Les Miles didn't come out and say point blank he preferred a season-ending rivalry to start with A&M, but he noted many positives for the day-after-Thanksgiving national TV matchup. So, the Arkansas-LSU season finale likely may get the boot for an earlier-season date. Texas A&M has lost its century-old Thanksgiving matchup with Texas in moving to the SEC.

Zeke Pike

by Tre Baker 6/26/2012 9:30 am

Auburn's offseason drills should also include learning the alphabet backwards.

Jim's Notebook: Malzahn, Red Wolves Take Show to YouTube

by Jim Harris 4/10/2012 3:15 pm

New Arkansas State football coach Gus Malzahn and returning senior quarterback Ryan Aplin made the media rounds in Little Rock on Tuesday, ostensibly to promote Saturday's Red-Black Game in Jonesboro but to also talk about the overall program now that it's under Malzahn's direction. Accompanying them was a videographer, Nathan Brooks. ASU is taking fans inside the Malzahn program through a YouTube-based video series entitled "Red Wolves Revival."

Kiehl Frazier

by Tre Baker 4/2/2012 9:59 am

Former Shiloh Christian quarterback settling in during Auburn spring practices.

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.

Bruins' Fredi Knighten Named Gatorade POY For State Of Arkansas

by 12/1/2011 10:30 am

Pulaski Academy quarterback Fredi Knighten has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Arkansas Football Player of the Year. Players are selected for athletic and academic achievement, plus "character demonstrated off the field." Knighten (5-11, 190 pounds) is now a finalist for the national player of the year award after leading the Bruins to a 12-0 record and a spot in the Class 4A semifinals.

Saturday Roulette: Volunteers, Tigers Can't Repeat Last Year's Ending, Can They?

by Doc Harper 10/14/2011 9:00 am

If you were thinking I’d take this week off simply because the Razorbacks are off, oh were you mistaken. All a bye week means is that you can watch football all day, stress-free. You can keep your robe on, leave your cooler by the recliner, play the first half of “Freebird,” the second half of “Layla,” and when it gets late, just the horn line in “Careless Whisper” because that’s a song only for sundown. Perhaps you’re the Jimmy Buffett type, watching games from an outdoor beachside bar somewhere in the Redneck Riviera (so jealous of you). Either way, just relax and spend the day scouting future opponents in case a coach asks for help or because you’re in the business of picking games.

Jim Harris: Defensive Seniors Step Up Big For Razorbacks In Shutting Down Dyer, Tigers

by Jim Harris 10/9/2011 9:33 am

After an inauspicious start, Arkansas' defense got a handle on what Auburn was doing, stopped Michael Dyer over the last three quarters, grabbed three turnovers, and keyed a 38-14 romp over the Tigers Saturday night. Seniors Jerry Franklin, Tramain Thomas and Jake Bequette, finally back after four weeks on the shelf with an injury, led the way.

Two-Minute Drill: Arkansas 38, Auburn 14

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2011 9:29 am

Why Arkansas Won: Arkansas (5-1, 1-1) did just enough on offense and turned in a strong defensive performance over the final three quarters to notch a fairly easy victory against the Tigers. Auburn (4-2, 2-1) put 14 points on the board early but was shut out over the final three quarters. Arkansas forced three turnovers on defense. The Razorbacks broke the game open with a 92-yard run by Joe Adams to start the second half and were never threatened from there. Auburn managed an anemic 104 yards passing, not nearly enough for a team trying to rally from a deficit.