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Mike Locksley

by Tre Baker 9/26/2011 9:00 am

The first firing of a college football coach, and it's not even October yet.

Bahn: Razorbacks' Petrino Knows How To Pace An Offense (And How To Get A Laugh)

by Chris Bahn 9/16/2011 2:00 pm

Teams don't show all they've got in tune-up games. Most folks who pay attention to college football would agree that’s the case. Doesn’t mean Coach Bobby Petrino wants to talk about it. In fact, Petrino did his best to shoot that idea down — with humor! — Thursday when a local TV personality asked about further opening up the playbook in the coming weeks.

3-And-Out: Turnovers A Focus For Razorbacks, Wade Makes Good On Promise

by Chris Bahn 9/15/2011 7:53 am

By defensive coordinator Willy Robinson’s count the Razorbacks have missed seven opportunities for turnovers through two games. That includes defensive backs dropping potential interceptions or tipping the ball up instead of coming down with it. Robinson further estimated two of those could have resulted in touchdowns.

Jim Harris: Brandon Mitchell Proves Arkansas Has Capable Backup Quarterback Now

by Jim Harris 9/14/2011 3:13 pm

Bobby Petrino doesn't sound ready to break out the two-headed quarterback system, though he's used one in the past during his time at Louisville. But sophomore Brandon Mitchell's play against New Mexico in the second half on Saturday gave Petrino and his staff -- as well as the finicky Arkansas fan base -- enough confidence that the team has a quality backup behind starter Tyler Wilson.

Pressbox Roundtable: Bruce James, Media Talk Hogs Improved Running Game, Troy Game, Cowboys And SEC Results

by Jim Harris 9/13/2011 1:00 pm

We're back with another week of ArkansasSports360.com's "Pressbox Roundtable," our early-in-the-week, water-cooler-like discussion about what we saw over the weekend with the Razorbacks and more. The running game has been the most-talked-about topic for the Hogs' offense. Also, Alabama played so well at Penn State the Tide jumped LSU in the Associated Press poll. And Tony Romo did it again, to the Cowboys and their fans' chagrin.

TJ Carpenter: Razorbacks Look Good Even When They're Bad

by TJ Carpenter 9/12/2011 11:44 am

It seemed at times Arkansas couldn’t do anything right, but that’s the point. On a night when Arkansas seemed to commit every mistake in the book, looked sluggish at times, and consistently gave up big gains through the air to New Mexico, they still absolutely destroyed their opponent. That impresses me.

Arkansas Guard Alvin Bailey Named SEC Offensive Lineman Of The Week

by UA Media Relations 9/12/2011 9:30 am

Arkansas guard Alvin Bailey has been named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced Monday. Bailey has started every game of his UA career, a streak that reached 15 in the Razorbacks’ 52-3 win over New Mexico last Saturday in Little Rock. The sophomore from Broken Arrow, Okla., helped pave the way as Arkansas rolled up 632 yards of total offense, the sixth-highest single-game total in school history and most since 1989. The offense also accumulated 34 first downs, which is tied for the second-highest single-game total in school history.

Razorback Roundup: Arkansas 52, New Mexico 3 [Slideshow]

by 9/12/2011 9:05 am

Too busy enjoying the weekend to, you know, read about Arkansas' 52-3 victory against New Mexico? Below is a list of what you missed in Razorback coverage and above is a slideshow you can watch (to keep from reading):

Report Card: Arkansas 52, New Mexico 3

by Chris Bahn 9/11/2011 5:15 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: Even on a night Arkansas doesn’t seem crisp and the starting quarterback makes a couple of questionable decisions, the Razorbacks can light up the scoreboard. Running still isn’t great, but the passing game can do a lot for Arkansas. This team is good enough to put together an OK night on defense and maul a really bad opponent. Special teams seems much improved from 2010. As it turns out New Mexico wasn’t much more of a test than Missouri State. Perhaps Troy will be a step up in the week before Arkansas gets Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Jim Harris: Arkansas' Offense Picks Up Pace And Blitzes New Mexico

by Jim Harris 9/11/2011 9:28 am

Take Joe Adams out of the equation in those first 26 minutes of Arkansas' game with New Mexico and there's no telling how Saturday might have turned out, had the Razorbacks plodded along at the same pace on offense while allowing the Lobos to move the football the way they did for a quarter and a half. That all changed in the final 3:56 of the first half as Arkansas quickened the pace, found running room through the middle, and a 17-3 game became 31-3 by halftime and 52-3 at the finish.

Two-Minute Drill: Arkansas 52, New Mexico 3

by Chris Bahn 9/11/2011 9:24 am

No question the Razorbacks were once again the superior team. They put up big numbers on offense (632 yards and 34 first downs), dazzled again on special teams (Marquel Wade kickoff return for touchdown) and did enough defensively to put the Lobos away. There is work to be done before that Sept. 24 date with Alabama, but the Razorbacks proved they’re talented enough to have little trouble with lesser teams even on a night they aren’t perfect.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. New Mexico at Little Rock, Sept. 10

by Jim Harris 9/10/2011 5:35 pm

We're blogging live throughout Arkansas' nonconference matchup with New Mexico at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Come in and join us for all the happenings as Arkansas, a 36-point favorite, looks to improve to 2-0 on the season. New Mexico is 0-1 after a 14-10 loss last week to Colorado State.

Game Guide: Little Rock Razorback Game on ESPNU; Tigers-Red Wolves Card Featured on ESPN3

by Tre Baker 9/9/2011 2:07 pm

Arkansas looks forward to a patriotic theme as it asks fans to wear red or white clothing based on their seat color. Arkansas State takes on its most-played foe in Jonesboro for the Red Wolves' first home game of the season.

Bahn: No Confusing Defense's Objective This Week As Razorbacks Play New Mexico

by Chris Bahn 9/9/2011 1:15 pm

In a game where the Razorbacks are a six-touchdown favorite, in a year the defense is viewed as potentially the best since Arkansas entered the SEC, victory isn’t measured simply in the win column. Victory — a complete and wholly satisfying victory — has to include a “0” in the spot where the visiting team’s score is listed.

Saturday Roulette: Will Arkansas Cover a 36 Point Spread?

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

Now that we’re not blindly guessing — as if we were coming up with a preseason poll — ArkansasSports360.com is bringing back the weekly Vegas-style picks, which hopefully will be fun whether you’re in some sort of fantasy betting league, or just can’t get enough college football discussion. And, after all, for the unfortunate fans finding lumps of coal last weekend, this may be the only way to generate excitement for college football this season.

Red, White And Blue Razorback Painted At Midfield Of War Memorial As 9/11 Tribute

by Chris Bahn 9/8/2011 2:00 pm

Arkansas will alter its traditional color scheme a bit for Saturday’s football game. No, we’re not talking changes to the uniforms. Athletic department officials are hopeful that red, white and blue will replace plain ol’ Razorback red as a tribute on the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A red, white and blue Razorback has already been painted at midfield of War Memorial Stadium.

3-And-Out: Razorback Defense Eyeing Big Opportunity, Gosha Finds Field

by Chris Bahn 9/7/2011 9:16 pm

New Mexico’s nine sacks against was of of the first thing Arkansas defensive players noticed about this week's opponent. How could it not be? Colorado State had nine sacks against New Mexico in a 19-12 victory. That's the kind of sack total (the NCAA official site lists the total of sacks allowed at 10) that has defensive players licking their chops.

Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs' Running Game, SEC Play, What's Ahead For Razorbacks, Cowboys

by Jim Harris 9/6/2011 9:30 pm

We're back with our second week of ArkansasSports360.com "Confidential," our early-in-the-week roundtable about what we saw over the weekend and our impressions as Arkansas started the season with an easy and expected 51-7 win over Missouri State. We touch on the most talked-about topic after the opener, which is where the Arkansas running game stands after totaling just 102 yards in the win. Also, LSU carried the SEC banner well against Oregon, Arkansas has another relatively easy test ahead this week in Little Rock, and the NFL opens the season on Thursday night.

Ranking the Razorbacks: Arkansas Moves Up In AP, USA Today Polls

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2011 11:57 am

Arkansas moved up a spot in both the USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 polls thanks to a dominating 51-7 victory against Missouri State. Now the Razorbacks are No. 13 in the coaches’ poll and No. in the media poll. Other SEC teams ranked in the polls are (USA Today/AP): Alabama (1/3), LSU (3/2), South Carolina (12/12), Mississippi State (17/16), Florida (18/18) and Auburn (22/NR).