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Arkansas Will Invest In 'High-Level Coach.' What Would It Take To Reach A Top 10 Salary?

by Chris Bahn 10/23/2012 9:00 am

Arkansas has money to spend for a quality head coach. Jeff Long said as much during a recent chat with fans at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. How much money would the program need to invest to get its newest coach among the Top 10 highest paid? Let’s look below:

Bahn: ADs Say Search Facing Razorbacks' Long Will Take Research, Planning And Instinct

by Chris Bahn 10/19/2012 11:59 am

ArkansasSports360.com recently visited with four BCS conference athletic directors who were in charge of football coaching searches last season. Each had his own approach, but all of the administrators — Arizona’s Greg Byrne, Illinois’ Mike Thomas, North Carolina’s Bubba Cunningham and Washington State’s Bill Moos — agreed that a football coaching search is as consuming as it gets. There is no overstating the importance of the decision currently facing Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long.

USA Today Looks At Michael Dyer's 'Reshaping' At Arkansas Baptist

by Chris Bahn 10/10/2012 6:51 am

Football has always seemed to come easy for Michael Dyer. Where Dyer seems to have problems succeeding is off the field. Dyer, who dismissed at Arkansas State prior to the season after details of a traffic stop involving a gun and marijuana became public, can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Dyer is now at Arkansas Baptist, working on skills outside of football. It’s there that USA Today writer George Schroeder caught up with Dyer and the folks charged with helping him.

3-And-Out: Red Wolves Focus For Alcorn State, Malzahn Says It's 'Too Early' To Call Sun Belt Race

by Chris Bahn 9/17/2012 4:30 pm

Arkansas State’s first three games were a challenge. Scheduled were a pair of Top 25 opponents, plus the Red Wolves’ biggest non-conference rival. This week comes a test of a different kind for ASU (1-2). Alcorn State (1-2) is a struggling Football Championship Subdivision opponent.

Red Wolves' Jarboe Hoping For Repeat Of Career Day Against Memphis Tigers

by Daniel McFadin 9/6/2012 12:00 pm

Josh Jarboe knows nothing is guaranteed this week against Memphis. Arkansas State can’t count on another 49-3 victory in the 57th meeting with its rival from across the Mississippi River. Jarboe can’t be assured a repeat of last year’s seven-catch, 162-yard performance against the Tigers when the two teams meet on Saturday.

Ranking The Red Wolves: Arkansas State Looking For Major Defensive Improvement

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2012 7:23 am

Arkansas State exited its season opener at Oregon with plenty of room for improvement. Especially on defense. ASU enters the weekend ranked 100th or worse nationally in five major defensive categories. We take a look at those stats and more in our weekly installment of "Ranking The Red Wolves."

Pressbox Roundtable: Razorback Coaching Candidates, BCS Title Contenders, Red Wolves With College Football News' Russ Mitchell

by Jim Harris 9/4/2012 3:40 pm

We're back with Week 2 of this season's Pressbox Roundtable, and our national guest this week is Russ Mitchell from College Football News. Also, we welcome back our ace prognosticator (Look out, Vegas) and contributor Doc Harper, as well as Jonesboro radio talk-show host Mickey Ryan, the host of the new "Gus Malzahn Show" seen statewide on Sundays. Join in with your comments too.

3-And-Out: Malzahn Not Hitting 'Panic Button,' Red Wolves Should Be Healthy For Memphis

by Chris Bahn 9/3/2012 4:17 pm

Don't judge the 2012 season on one game at No. 5 Oregon. That was ASU Coach Gus Malzahn's message on Monday as he looked back at Saturday's 57-34 loss. Malzahn wasn't happy his team trailed the No. 5 Ducks 50-3 at one point, but he said the outcome wasn't totally unexpected.

Saturday Roulette: How To Use The Off-Season To Prepare Your Fantasy Bets

by Doc Harper 8/31/2012 9:00 am

Saturday Roulette returns for 2012. For the first week instead of picking games based on limited preseason knowledge, Doc chooses to use the shows he watched in the offseason to inspire his picks.

Spotlight, Stakes Change For Malzahn, But Focus Has Not As Red Wolves Open At Oregon

by Daniel McFadin 8/30/2012 9:00 pm

There isn’t much opportunity for Gus Malzahn to ease into his college coaching debut with Arkansas State. He and ASU open with No. 5 Oregon, a team viewed as a legitimate national title contender. Malzahn, not surprisingly, is focused more on his Arkansas State team than himself. He envisions turning the Red Wolves into a Top 25 program and how far into the process he is after a little more than eight months on the job will become clearer on ESPN Saturday at 9:30 p.m. CDT.

Malzahn Wants Fewer Oregon-Type Guarantee Games For Red Wolves

by Chris Bahn 8/29/2012 5:00 pm

Arkansas State opens at No. 5 Oregon on Saturday and plays at No. 17 Nebraska on Sept. 15. Each game will offer paydays in the neighborhood of $1 million, money that will help fund the Red Wolves’ athletic department. While the payouts are nice, Malzahn said he plans to be more “strategic” with scheduling in the future. Games with big-name opponents are fine, but loading up on road games at elite schools isn’t something he prefers.

3-And-Out: Malzahn Not Planning To Slow Tempo Vs. Oregon, Wary Of Ducks' Thomas

by Chris Bahn 8/27/2012 5:47 pm

Arkansas State Coach Gus Malzahn was asked on the weekly Sun Belt Conference coaches call if he would consider slowing things down. He doesn’t seem altogether interested in that approach even though Oregon averaged 46 points and 522 yards per game last season.

No. 5 Oregon Names Redshirt Freshman as Quarterback In Opener Against Arkansas State

by Associated Press 8/24/2012 4:35 pm

Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota has won the job as starting quarterback for No. 5 Oregon. Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Friday that Mariota earned the position over sophomore Bryan Bennett, who was Darron Thomas' backup last season. Thomas left school early to declare his eligibility for the NFL draft.

Jim Harris: Arkansas State's Malzahn Likes What TV Could Mean To Program

by Jim Harris 8/23/2012 3:09 pm

Gus Malzahn won't be taking Mark May's suggestion that he play his Arkansas State starters only briefly in their big-money road trips to Oregon and Nebraska. Malzahn plans to do more than show up, and in the case of Oregon, he hopes to get much positive exposure from the nationally televised game.

VIDEO: Malzahn Talks Tough Non-Conference Opponents Oregon and Nebraska

by 7/14/2012 7:12 am

The Red Wolves will face a tough schedule this year having to go to Oregon and Nebraska while turning around quickly to play other rivalry and conference games.

ESPN To Broadcast Arkansas State Red Wolves At Oregon Ducks

by Chris Bahn 6/14/2012 2:47 pm

Both Oregon and Arkansas State figure to be interesting to college football fans this season. ESPN apparently thinks the matchup will be worth watching and announced it as one of its games for Sept. 1.

Jim Harris: These Won't Be Your Granddaddy's Razorbacks Much Longer

by Jim Harris 6/6/2012 1:00 pm

Older Arkansas Razorback fans stuck in the tradition of the same-ole Razorback football look may need to brace themselves for some changes this season. It's high time for them to help Arkansas stand out in a crowd and perhaps get the notice of big-time recruits. It's worked elsewhere, and UA Athletic Director Jeff Long seems to be keen on the idea now.

Red Wolves' Trip To Auburn In 2013 Official, Includes $1.1 Million Payday

by Chris Bahn 5/9/2012 9:03 am

Arkansas State gets a trip to Auburn and a $1.1 million payday in 2013. It is the largest payout for the Red Wolves in school history. They have topped $1 million three previous times, but will get their largest contract for the Sept. 7, 2013 game.

[Update] ASU Red Wolves, Oregon Ducks Kickoff Remains Sept. 1

by Chris Bahn 5/3/2012 9:45 am

Oregon and Arkansas State will keep their season opener on Sept. 1, according to the Eugene Register Guard. Officials at the schools were looking at the possibility of the game to accommodate broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. Ducks' beat reporter Rob Moseley reported earlier this week a move was possible and Arkansas State confirmed.

Evaluating Arkansas' Postseason Possibilities: NIT, CBI Could Still Be In Play For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 3/5/2012 4:30 pm

Making the NCAA Tournament field is almost entirely out of the question for Arkansas at this point. Currently, the team’s only hope at making the field of 68 is to win the SEC Tournament. Assuming the ninth-seeded Razorbacks (18-13) get past No. 8 seed LSU on Thursday, they’d have top seed and overall No. 1 team in the country, Kentucky, up next. So, the chances of winning the SEC are, to put it kindly, slim. Assuming the matchup with the Wildcats is a loss, doesn’t mean you have to assume the Arkansas season is over. There are some other posteason opportunities out there if the Razorbacks are interested.