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SEC Notebook/Power Poll: Alabama-LSU Showdown Highlights Weekend; East Is A Jumble

by Jim Harris 10/31/2012 3:24 pm

Last year, it appeared the whole world was watching (except for the fans focused on Arkansas and South Carolina) when No. 2 Alabama played host to No. 1 LSU in Tuscaloosa in week 10 of the Southeastern Conference season. Neither team managed a touchdown, but LSU managed to escape with a 9-6 overtime victor, only to lose the 1 vs. 2 rematch in the BCS Championship Game 21-0 in January in New Orleans. Though 'Bama is No. 1 and LSU is in the top 5, this Saturday night's matchup in Baton Rouge doesn't seem to be generating the incredible buzz of the last regular-season game — to be sure, even Ali-Frazier III didn't have the same impact worldwide that Ali-Frazier I did 40-something years ago — it's still THE game of the day in college football. So important is it to CBS this time that the network made sure no other SEC game would be played at night. Instead fans have the unusual scheduling of six SEC games kicking off before noon.

The "Oh And" Teams

by Tre Baker 10/9/2012 8:44 am

Five SEC teams remain winless in the conference. There but for the grace of God...

As Jeff Long Searches For Razorback Coach, Let's Look At Who His SEC Peers Have Hired

by Chris Bahn 10/3/2012 3:28 pm

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long continues to evaluate his options for a new football coach. All options are on the table for Long, but in talking with him last week it seems his preference is to hire an existing college head coach. Long has not written off hiring a college coordinator or NFL coach/coordinator, but college head coaching experience is the priority. What have the most recent hires in the Southeastern Conference looked like? Below we review the hires made by the Razorbacks’ peers:

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.)

Jim Harris' SEC Notebook: Spurrier, Saban Wowed By Petrino's Offensive Legacy; Hogs Tumble In Power Poll

by Jim Harris 9/12/2012 1:24 pm

This week in the Notebook, we look at Steve Spurrier's and Nick Saban's admiration for the Bobby Petrino system, the winning performance of Tyler Russell in Mississippi State's big win over Auburn, other top efforts last week, and the ups and downs of the league teams in the Weekly Power Poll. Also, while Arkansas-Alabama is the CBS game of the week, Saturday's marquee game is a more familiar SEC clash that finally has some national importance again.

Pressbox Roundtable: Razorbacks' Flop, Coaching Possibilities, Heisman Hopefuls With USA Today's George Schroeder

by Jim Harris 9/11/2012 1:45 pm

We’re quickly into Week 3 of the Pressbox Roundtable, and this week we welcome home George Schroeder of USA Today as our national guest. Also, ArkansasExpats.com editor and regular ArkansasSports360.com contributor Doc Harper sits in again, along with KABZ-FM, 103.7 The Buzz’s Justin Acri. Readers, join with the panel. Let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the feature. We’ve got lots to talk about this week, starting with that stunner at War Memorial Stadium.

20 Moments From The Razorbacks' First 20 SEC Years: Stoerner To Lucas To Dickson St.

by Chris Bahn 8/28/2012 1:00 pm

This football season marks the 21st for the Razorbacks as members of the SEC. Having completed two decades in the league it seemed worth reflecting on how far the program has come. Which victories over the last 20 years were the sweetest? Were there losses that hurt more than others? What coaching decisions still have folks scratching their heads? ArkansasSports360.com assembled a panel aimed at answering these questions. We have our list and we'd love to hear yours. No. 4 on our moments we love to remember: Arkansas 28, No. 3 Tennessee 24.

Tennesee Vols

by Tre Baker 8/23/2012 9:35 am

Preseason All-SEC selection now All-SEC suspension.

Jim Harris: Vandy's Franklin, Arkansas' 'Joker' Smith Rule SEC Media Days Coaches

by Jim Harris 7/20/2012 2:47 pm

The addition of two teams to the Southeastern Conference and its annual July football media days brought some personality to what can often turn into a mundane three days of coachspeak. We've come to expect the well-placed barbs from Steve Spurrier to the subtle jabs from Nick Saban to the outright sleep-inducing speech of Gene Chizik. However, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and Missouri's Gary Pinkel managed to take the event up a notch rather than lower it into the perfect advertisement for 5-hour energy drinks. But even the newcomers couldn't quite reach the enthusiastic level hit by Vanderbilt's James Franklin and Arkansas' 10-month coach, John L. Smith. In our annual after-the-trip look back at three days in Hoover, we rank the performances of all 14 coaches, basing the ratings also on how most of the media reacted to the head men in the SEC.


by Tre Baker 7/17/2012 9:03 am

Vols are still haunted by the very-much alive spirit of Lane Kiffin.

SEC Preview: LSU Is Quarterback Away From BCS Title

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

Alabama may take a year, though, to come down from the high of last year’s national championship, just as the Crimson Tide had to get its bearings in 2010 and lost three games. If that happens, LSU will pick up right where it left off and win a second-consecutive SEC championship. No doubt the 21-0 loss to Alabama in the national title game, when the Tigers went in ranked No. 1, left a stinger with the “Honey Badger,” Tyrann Mathieu, and the other returning LSU stars.

Malzahn Signs Former Tennessee Vol David Oku at Arkansas State

by Tre Baker 6/27/2012 11:00 am

A member of Lane Kiffin's only signing class, tailback David Oku is headed to Jonesboro after a controversial two-year run at Tennessee.

Comparing Razorback Recruiting Class Expenses, Results With The SEC

by Chris Bahn 6/25/2012 1:24 pm

Traditionally, Arkansas has finished near the bottom half of the SEC in recruiting rankings each February. Classes are usually strong enough to rank in the Top 30 nationally, but aren’t as highly regarded as the Razorbacks’ league peers. Those results haven’t come as a result of limited spending.

Cameron Clear

by Tre Baker 5/24/2012 9:13 am

The Volunteers watch another student-athlete receive a checkered record.

Razorbacks Return To Top 25, Open SEC Tournament Against Mississippi State

by 5/21/2012 12:06 pm

Arkansas heads into the SEC Baseball Tournament with some momentum. Thanks to a three-game sweep at Tennessee the Razorbacks enter with four consecutive victories and the No. 6 overall seed. They’ll begin the tournament ranked No. 25 by Baseball America, a week after dropping out of the poll. Arkansas (39-17, 16-14 SEC) opens the tournament on Tuesday against No. 7 seed Mississippi State (34-21, 16-14).

Birch: Hogs Need To Take Vols Seriously Entering Stretch Run

by Brent Birch 5/17/2012 10:41 am

The Arkansas Razorbacks have slumped in recent conference action and while this weekend's opponent Tennessee isn't very explosive offensively, Arkansas needs to click if it wants to make a run in the postseason.

Jim Harris: Reynolds Refuses To Lose, Needs Other Razorbacks To Join Him

by Jim Harris 5/16/2012 3:09 pm

Baseball fans in central Arkansas weren't simply treated to the once-a-year Arkansas Razorback appearance Tuesday night. What they saw was a microcosm of the Hogs' season of recent weeks, all rolled into 10 innings. This one, the Razorbacks won 6-5. A good many of the 10,512 fans who paid to see it were still around when junior third baseman Matt Reynolds singled sharply past the lunging Louisiana Tech second baseman, advanced on walk to Brian Anderson, stole third on his own and came home when the catcher's ill-advised throw to third bounced into left field. It completed a mostly marvelous night for Reynolds, who homered, doubled, singled twice and walked — and struck out with one out and the bases loaded in the second inning.

Bahn: Minnesota Vikings' Wright, Childs Just The Latest Receiver Greats From Warren

by Chris Bahn 5/1/2012 1:45 pm

Don’t bother looking for a Wal-Mart in the south Arkansas town of Warren. To find one of those you have to drive 20 or so miles east to Monticello. Same thing with a local movie theater. Warren doesn’t have one of those either. Know what the South Arkansas town of 6,000 does have? A history of producing great college wide receivers and two of the top 150 draft picks in the recent NFL Draft. Former Arkansas Razorbacks and Warren teammates Jarius Wright and Greg Childs were fourth-round picks by the Minnesota Vikings, further establishing Warren’s tradition as a hotbed for wide receiver talent in Arkansas.


by Tre Baker 4/17/2012 8:43 am

Two players with Arkansas ties finish in the first two rounds of the WNBA draft.

As Jeff Long Looks For Razorback Coach, Let's Look At Most Recent SEC Football Hires

by Chris Bahn 4/16/2012 10:30 am

Arkansas appeared to have one of the more stable coaching situations in the SEC entering April. Now, thanks to Bobby Petrino’s wild ride, the Razorbacks find themselves with a rare spring coaching opening. While it’s hard to make a true comparison between the UA’s situation and those of other SEC schools – for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the timing of the Razorbacks’ opening — let’s look at what other athletic directors have done when filling the past five openings: