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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.

Tyler Wilson, Other Arkansas NFL Prospects Seek Return on Training

by Chris Bahn 4/1/2013 12:00 am

With millions of dollars at stake, players like Tyler Wilson must maximize the months leading up to the NFL Draft.

Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs And Rebels, Petrino's Future, And More With Bruce James, Michael Smith

by Jim Harris 10/23/2012 2:55 pm

We welcome back a familiar face for a one-time guest appearance with the Pressbox Roundtable crew: former Arkansas Razorback All-American and local radio personality Bruce James. Since James is a native of Mississippi and has been back to the state regularly, we thought he'd be perfect to join in the week the Razorabcks meet the Rebels in Little Rock. Also back are our usual lineup of suspects: KTHV, Channel 11, sports anchor Mark Edwards and producer Jessica Duff, 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. Readers, join with the panel. Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the feature.

Bahn: Razorbacks Present John L. Smith With Game Ball, Thank Him For Remaining Positive

by Chris Bahn 10/13/2012 10:54 pm

John L. Smith walked into the postgame media session with a grin on his face and a football tucked under his arm. Smith’s grin was courtesy his team’s 49-7 victory against Kentucky on Saturday at a rain-soaked Razorback Stadium. His football came courtesy of his team, who presented him with the game ball following their beat-down of the Wildcats. Their reward to the coach had a two-fold reason.

3-And-Out: Terrell Williams Gets Time To Make Impact At Linebacker, Mitchel To Start

by Chris Bahn 10/12/2012 7:18 am

Sophomore Tevin Mitchel is expected to be back at cornerback Saturday against Kentucky. Mitchel, who has missed four games because of a head injury and gall bladder surgery, has practiced all week and been involved in contact. He could get 30-40 snaps and possibly more, Coach John L. Smith said.

Report Card: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/7/2012 4:18 pm

Auburn is bad. So bad. Let’s get that said from the start here and not read too much into this win. But credit Arkansas for taking advantage of a bad opponent and coming away with a win. At least this week the Razorbacks don’t have the tag of worst team in the SEC West. Postseason options remain slim, but it might be worth checking out details for Shreveport or Memphis, you know, just in case.

Bahn: Razorbacks' Effort, Fight More Than Enough For Win Against Auburn Tigers

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 6:04 pm

This was the performance that Arkansas players envisioned. This was the end result they had in mind as the losses piled up. They felt they were much better than what they’d shown over a month of poor execution and weeks of losing. And it all came together for the Razorbacks on Saturday in a 24-7 victory at Auburn.

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: 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.

Doc Harper: Arkansas Razorbacks Football Is Not 'Just A Game'

by Doc Harper 10/1/2012 10:11 am

Events can put college football in perspective, but there is no arguing it has a place and to true fans it offers more than simple escapism. Arkansas' recent woes underscore just how much a team can mean to its followers.

2-Minute Drill: Texas A&M 58, Arkansas 10

by Chris Bahn 9/29/2012 5:41 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: This will sound familiar. Arkansas couldn’t make stops on defense, giving up 716 yards to Texas A&M. Top offensive players turned the ball over. Despite loads of offensive yards between the 20s the Razorbacks couldn’t put points on the board. Injuries hurt an already thin secondary and the Aggies came up with 498 yards through the air. Coaches were a step or two behind on adjustments far too often and what was once a 10-7 Arkansas lead turned into one of the worst defeats in Razorback history.

3-And-Out: Razorback Offense Working To Be Less 'Predictable,' Gragg Still Recovering

by Chris Bahn 9/26/2012 7:52 am

Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino didn’t dispute that the Arkansas offense has been predictable when told that’s how quarterback Tyler Wilson described it Monday. Petrino just would have preferred that assessment stay in-house.

Jim Harris: Once Razorbacks' Smith Realizes Where He Is, He Explains Team’s Plight

by Jim Harris 9/24/2012 5:00 pm

As much as John L. Smith went on Monday about how much he liked Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson, in a pre-luncheon press conference and during his address to the Little Rock Touchdown Club, we find ourselves feeling that way about the Razorback head coach these days. It’s easy to like him as a person. Feel free to scratch your head about the way he coaches or what comes out of his mouth.

[Gallery] Razorback Roundup: Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26

by 9/24/2012 9:30 am

A roundup of ArkansasSports360.com coverage of Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26…

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:

Harris: Razorbacks Won’t Necessarily Stop Anyone But Could Be More Opportunistic

by Jim Harris 9/21/2012 11:58 am

About this point in the season last year, Arkansas was way behind its opponents in takeaways. Then-head coach Bobby Petrino seemed to credit it mostly to luck — he insisted the turnovers would start balancing out the Razorbacks’ way. If we apply that logic to this Hog team under Petrino’s successor, John L. Smith, then turnovers should start coming Arkansas’ way by the bushel. In just three games, Arkansas is minus-8 in the turnover margin: six lost fumbles and four interceptions while claiming one fumble and one interception.

SEC Notebook: Razorbacks Bottom Out In Power Poll; 'Fingers Crossed' For Tyler Wilson

by Jim Harris 9/19/2012 1:39 pm

This week in the Notebook, we look at Florida's turnaround under Will Muschamp, as the Gators have a leg up on the rest of the SEC East with two road victories. Also, Coach John L. Smith addressed some of the Razorbacks' struggles and changes this week. We look at some of the top performances from last Saturday and revise the power poll, sending Arkansas plummeting after the embarrassing loss at home to Alabama. (Truthfully, we could probably have a "With Tyler Wilson Poll" and a "Without Tyler Wilson Poll"; the Hogs need the senior quarterback this week against Rutgers, as Smith told the league's media on Wednesday.)

Bahn: An Interim To The Interim Isn't The Answer For Razorbacks, But Changes Needed

by Chris Bahn 9/18/2012 7:00 pm

Changing coaches at this point isn’t the answer. Stability has come in small doses for the Arkansas Razorbacks program since April 1 and another overhaul at the top won’t help. Where would it stop? Suppose you name an interim to replace the interim. What happens if the season doesn’t get turned around by, let’s say, the bye week on Oct. 16? Do you then name an interim, interim interim?

Razorbacks Mix Things Up A Bit, Don White Helmets

by 9/18/2012 4:52 pm

Arkansas players worked out in white helmets on Tuesday.Arkansas was "breaking in" the new helmets, according to offensive coordinator Paul Petrino. Players are hopeful they can wear them for Saturday's 6 p.m. game against Rutgers.