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3-And-Out: Season Ends For Razorbacks' Highsmith, Mitchel Cleared To Return

by Chris Bahn 10/8/2012 12:49 pm

Arkansas linebacker Alonzo Highsmith is out for the season with a foot injury. Highsmith was injured in the first half against Auburn. He is undergoing surgery today.

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.

3-And-Out: Smith Hopes Former Razorback Arrested For Threat Can Get 'Help'; Tank Wright Needs MRI, Likely Out For Auburn

by Chris Bahn 10/4/2012 6:17 pm

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith said he wants to “help” former linebacker Bret Harris, who was arrested earlier this week for threats against a member of the Razorback football staff. Smith spoke Thursday about the arrest of Harris, who according to a University of Arkansas Police Department report, threatened to kill athletic trainer Matt Summers. Harris, who remains in police custody, was arrested Wednesday.

Bahn: Coming Up With Positives In This Razorback Season Possible, But Takes Time

by Chris Bahn 10/2/2012 2:51 pm

Rarely in the five-plus months John L. Smith has been on the job at Arkansas have we found the coach speechless. Smith is almost never at a loss for words. Which has been part of the problem up to this point, right? He’s just been too darn comfortable in front of a microphone for a lot of the fan’s tastes. So the silence that preceded Smith’s answer to the final question at his Monday press conference was noteworthy.

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 Defense Can’t Bring Down ULM’s Browning In Shocking Defeat

by Jim Harris 9/9/2012 12:33 pm

Until Saturday night’s shocking 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe, one would have to go back 41 years to find a more stunning loss for such a promising Arkansas Razorback team to an unranked nonconference opponent. Saturday night we found a Razorback team, which somehow moved UP to No. 8 after a middling showing against Football Championship Subdivision program Jacksonville State last week, holding a 28-7 lead. However, Arkansas’ defense managed to make ULM junior Kolton Browning look like the best quarterback in the country for one night. There are no official stats for missed tackles, but the Hogs must have failed to hang onto Browning 20 times in the Warhawks' 100 offensive snaps.

3-And-Out: Razorback Fullback Kiero Small To Undergo Foot Surgery, Linebackers 'Rusty'

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2012 8:29 pm

Arkansas fullback/linebacker Kiero Small will undergo surgery for a foot injury. Coach John L. Smith confirmed the injury in a statement and said there is no timetable for Small’s return. Smith said the injury occurred in a “non-contact” portion of Wednesday’s practice.

3-And-Out: Highsmith, Tank Wright Together Again; Razorbacks Get Younger On Returns

by Chris Bahn 8/30/2012 7:07 am

In theory, Alonzo Highsmith and Tenarius Wright playing alongside each other at linebacker is a good thing for Arkansas. Highsmith is the team’s top returning tackler and led the team in tackles for loss last season. Wright hasn’t played the position since high school, but has the size and the leadership needed in the middle. Their rapport off the field is solid and could help chemistry on the field. Only trouble is, injuries have kept them from getting on the field together. They’ve been alongside each other for the first time in a long time this week.

Bahn: As Arkansas Enters Game Week, We Look At 5 Questions Facing The Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 8/27/2012 8:10 am

How will John L. Smith manage his players and staff in his first season as head coach at Arkansas? We look at that as part of 5 Questions Facing The Razorbacks as they enter game week.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Getting Acclimated To New Fields; Highsmith, Bennett Return

by Chris Bahn 8/20/2012 11:40 pm

Getting to and from Arkansas’ new practice space took a few extra minutes Monday. Getting acclimated to the elevated field might take a few days. But the Razorbacks could immediately appreciate how much better the fields, part of a $40 million football ops project, are than their previous arrangements. Arkansas has more space than the area on the north side of the Walker Pavilion offered. These new digs are more private than the intramural fields and no tarp is needed to keep outsiders from sneaking a peek.

3-And-Out: Holt 'Obligated' To Help John L. Smith, Thinks Razorbacks Can Be 'Real Good'

by Chris Bahn 8/16/2012 8:00 pm

Nick Holt has been in coaching nearly 30 years. He’s getting a year’s salary from Washington after being replaced as defensive coordinator. So why take an administrative position with the Arkansas football staff making $55,735?

3-And-Out: Jarrett Lake Pulling His Weight At Star, Defense Developing 'SEC West' Attitude

by Chris Bahn 8/14/2012 7:10 pm

Coaches are no longer harping on linebacker Jarrett Lake making a certain weight. They’re much more interested in him making plays. Lake, who has gained “15 or 20 pounds” since arriving on campus in 2010, is still small for the linebacker position at 6-foot-3 and approximately 220 pounds. But Lake is athletic, has good speed for the position and his skills seem to be a good fit at the “star,” a hybrid outside linebacker/safety position.

3-And-Out: Small Practices With Razorback Linebackers, CBS Has Petrino Mic'd Up

by Chris Bahn 8/9/2012 8:00 am

Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino understands why defensive coaches want to see Kiero Small at linebacker. He gets why they had the tough, hard-working Small in a white defensive jersey for all of Wednesday’s practice.

Jim Harris: Kiero Small Looms Large For Hogs As They Look For More Leaders, Playmakers

by Jim Harris 7/27/2012 2:48 pm

Kiero Small epitomizes the Bobby Petrino recruit. As a 5-foot-10 runner whose strength was blocking, he fell below the radar of the national recruiting "gurus" as Petrino and the Razorbacks signed Small out of Hartnell Community College in Valley Forge, Pa., in February 2011. But immediately, when the former Hog coach was discussing that particular recruiting class, his eyes lit up over the way Small could light people up as a blocking back and how he hit as a linebacker. Arkansas plans to get him on the field doing both, blocking as well as hitting on defense, Paul Haynes said Thursday.

Inside The 2012 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview: Winning SEC, BCS Titles Possible For Razorbacks... If They Can Stop The Run

by 7/23/2012 9:15 am

Arkansas might be in the toughest division in college football, but winning the SEC West, SEC and national title is pretty simple, really. Stop the run. Keeping teams from rushing the football effectively has been a common factor in the SEC’s dominance in college football. Of the last six national champs, five have ranked No. 1 or 2 nationally in run defense and all ranked among the Top 5 in that category. Here’s more from the 2012 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview:

Bahn: Razorback Quarterback Tyler Wilson Makes the Cut

by Chris Bahn 7/20/2012 11:45 am

Spring brought plenty of evidence that Wilson is growing up. He was noticeably more comfortable than he’s ever been interacting with media, and he became the face of the program. Not to mention Wilson enjoyed his best spring as a Razorback and the offense had arguably the best spring in at least the last five years.

SEC Media Days 3-And-Out: John L. Smith Would Enjoy Extended Stay With Razorbacks; Wilson On Davey O'Brien Watch List

by Chris Bahn 7/18/2012 5:54 pm

Schools recruiting Kiero Small primarily wanted him at linebacker. Arkansas was the only school to offer him as a fullback, but he’s being considered for both jobs with the Razorbacks. Small worked some in the spring at linebacker and that should continue during fall camp.

Video: Razorbacks Know It, History Shows It: Stopping Run Is Key To Winning Conference Championships

by Jim Harris 7/16/2012 12:00 am

It hasn’t been lost on Arkansas’ fan base, and surely not on the coaches, that the Razorback defense hasn’t measured up lately to Southeastern Conference West Division heavyweights Alabama and LSU. Everyone’s figured out that, while piling up passing statistics and scoring in bunches was all nice and glamorous, especially in the past three of the four years under Coach Bobby Petrino, the Razorbacks came up short in their quest for an SEC West title because their defense was lacking.

In SEC Wars, Razorbacks Glad to Have Their ‘Tank’, Tenarius Wright

by Jim Harris 7/16/2012 12:00 am

Wright may have been more of a standout as leader than as a new linebacker in April. Taking charge is something that comes naturally to him and he’s not afraid to have teammates look to him for guidance.

VIDEO: Trey Flowers On Growing Up Fast In The SEC

by 7/14/2012 7:25 am

Trey Flowers was thrown into the mix against Alabama as a true freshman last year. Flowers talks about how he has improved since his first appearance.