Tagged: tevin mitchel

3-And-Out: Hit That Left Mitchel Sidelined 'Shocking,' Confidence Rising For Defense

by Chris Bahn 10/18/2012 8:56 am

Tevin Mitchel doesn’t remember much about the hit that knocked him out of the Louisiana-Monroe game in Week 2 or the aftermath of it. But he’s seen video of the collision and it makes him even more thankful to be back on the field.

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.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Without Gragg, Bennett; Hoping For Rain Against Aggies?

by Chris Bahn 9/28/2012 7:08 am

Arkansas will face Texas A&M without tight end Chris Gragg and safety Eric Bennett. Gragg is still dealing with a bone bruise from last week’s game against Rutgers. Bennett is out with an undisclosed injury. They’ll be on the sideline with cornerback Tevin Mitchel, who has been out since the Sept. 8 ULM game and, according to coach John L. Smith, is “weeks” away from returning.

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.

Harris: On Football Collisions, And The Play From Last Week No One Talks About

by Jim Harris 9/14/2012 1:42 pm

The media at War Memorial Stadium last Saturday night were still looking at video and reading the reports from a hit in the Tulane-Tulsa game earlier that day — the play that left Tulane safety Devon Walker with a spine injury and an uncertain future — when, suddenly, Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel was sprawled on the stadium turf. For a few quiet moments, no one with binoculars could detect any movement from the player. Just like in Tulane's game, in which Walker and a teammate appeared to sandwich a Tulsa player and hit each other at the same time, Mitchel had collided helmet-to-helmet with teammate Alonzo Highsmith. Mitchel just happened to have his head at the wrong angle compared to Highsmith's when the helmets banged at high, athletic speed as the defenders converged on a Louisiana-Monroe receiver (who, understandably, dropped the ball).

Ranking The Razorbacks: Secondary Off To Shaky Start As McCarron, Crimson Tide Visit

by Chris Bahn 9/13/2012 9:07 am

Secondary play was among Arkansas’ biggest concerns entering the season. So far those concerns have not proven unfounded. Entering this week’s game against No. 1 Alabama the Razorbacks rank No. 108 nationally in pass defense. They have allowed 319.5 yards per game through the air in matchups with a Jacksonville State (a Football Championship Subdivision opponent) and Louisiana-Monroe.

[Gallery] Razorback Roundup: ULM 34, Arkansas 31 (OT)

by 9/10/2012 8:30 am

Too busy enjoying the weekend to, you know, read about Arkansas' 34-31 overtime loss — no, really a loss — to Louisiana-Monroe? Below is a list of what you missed in Razorback coverage and above is a slideshow you can watch (to keep from reading):

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 8

by Jim Harris 9/8/2012 5:59 pm

Welcome back to Hog fans and our usual followers for week 2 of the Arkansas Razorbacks' 2012 season, the Louisiana-Monroe game at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. Be a part of the blog and feel free to comment in the accompanying comment section, or send me an email at jharris@abpg.com (I periodically will check the mail during the game). Arkansas will be looking to see an improved overall defensive effort from last week's 49-24 win over Football Championship Subdivision program Jacksonville State, while Monroe is opening its season. So, sit back, join in, and if you're watching the game on pay-per-view, let us know how the coverage is. Also, if you're reading this after the game, it's logged in reverse chronological order, so start at the end to follow how the game unfolded as we saw it:

3-And-Out: Coaches Evaluating Winston, Kelleybrew At Corner; Wise Impressive

by Chris Bahn 9/6/2012 6:18 am

Kaelon Kelleybrew replaced Darius Winston early in last week’s game against Jacksonville State. He then played nearly all the remaining snaps in the 49-24 victory. That is no sort of guarantee Kelleybrew will start this week against Louisiana-Monroe.

Pressbox Roundtable: Razorbacks, Red Wolves And SEC With Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee

by Jim Harris 8/28/2012 9:36 pm

We usher in our weekly media roundtable with a look at the Arkansas Razorbacks, Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Southeastern Conference. This week we’re joined by Barrett Sallee, the Southeastern Conference reporter for BleacherReport.com (follow him on Twitter @barrettsallee). Jim Harris, columnist and contributing editor for ArkansasSports360.com leads the panel and is also joined this week by Chris Bahn, ArkansasSports360.com's Fayetteville-based editor; Justin Acri of KABZ-FM 103.7 The Buzz, and regular contributor Doc Harper, editor of ArkansasExpats.com.

Bahn: 5 Questions To Ponder As Razorbacks Prepare For 2012 Fall Football Camp

by Chris Bahn 8/1/2012 11:15 am

Arkansas football players gave John L. Smith a standing ovation on the day he was introduced as coach. They loved his quirky personality and appreciated his willingness as an assistant coach to dole out either pats on the back or kicks in the butt as needed. How will they respond to him this season? There might be no bigger question hanging over the 2012 season, but there are others as well.

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.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Respond In Big Way To Record Crowd For Spring Game

by Jim Harris 4/21/2012 6:15 pm

Arkansas sophomore cornerback Tevin Mitchel, who wasn’t on campus for last year’s Razorback spring game, wasn’t sure how many fans to expect for Saturday’s Red-White clash, but he was hopeful for 20,000, he said late Saturday afternoon. UA senior quarterback Tyler Wilson said he almost felt choked up when he took the field and saw a record spring crowd in the Reynolds Razorback Stadium stands. In maybe the most tumultuous time in Hog football history — with Bobby Petrino suddenly no longer guiding the program and who-knows-who taking over — a crowd of 45,250 fans watched Wilson, Mitchel and the first-team Razorbacks put on a dominating offensive and defensive performance, annihilating the backups 65-0.

Razorback 3-And-Out: Answering Pre-Spring Questions, Evaluating Top Position Battles

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2012 7:44 am

What position battles figure to be worth watching as Arkansas opens spring practice? What changes are in store for the defense? Those questions and more in a pre-spring practice 3-And-Out.

Wade, Flowers And Mitchel Named All-SEC Freshmen, Uekman An Honorary Captain

by Chris Bahn 12/8/2011 2:59 pm

Arkansas had three players named to the SEC’s all-freshman team. Defensive end Trey Flowers, cornerback Tevein Mitchel and return specialist Marquel Wade were all on the team. The SEC also bestowed honorary captain status to redshirt freshman tight end Garrett Uekman, who passed away last month.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Don't Make It Easy On Themselves In Comeback Win Over Rebels

by Jim Harris 10/22/2011 7:00 pm

As the Arkansas Razorback faithful has learned this month, as they saw earlier against Texas A&M, the Hogs can play poorly enough early to find themselves with mountains to climb over the course of a game. And yet, even if the Hogs don't quite have some Sir Edmund Hillary in them to take the most majestic of peaks, they have enough fortitude to make the climb up some average hills.

Bahn: Arkansas Razorback Midseason Grades

by Chris Bahn 10/14/2011 11:51 am

For all the issues the Arkansas Razorbacks seem to have — offensive line, rushing, run defense, etc. — this team is in great shape at the midway point. A 5-1 record seemed to be the most optimistic projection through six games and the Razorbacks have met that despite injuries in all three phases keeping starters out of action for stretches. Improve the run game, give the quarterback more time to throw on offense, keep forcing turnovers on defense, and it's fathomable that double-digit wins and a BCS Bowl are still in play. Only two Top 15 teams — No. 1 LSU and No. 15 South Carolina — remain on the schedule, meaning a strong finish is a very real possibility.

Jim Harris' SEC Notebook: Power Poll Week 7, QB Concerns With 8 Teams, And Spurrier Has Last Words On Departing Garcia

by Jim Harris 10/13/2011 3:58 pm

Steve Spurrier doesn't have a whole lot more to say about his troubled and now dismissed quarterback, Stephen Garcia, and even less about the coach's chastising of a Columbia, S.C., columnist earlier this week. Only Southeastern Conference, where every day's a drama. Spurrier and South Carolina take on Mississippi State, which has its own quarterback derby going on. Also, Auburn and Florida meet this week in a high-profile game where quarterback is each squad's weakest position, and Ole Miss and Houston Nutt take on No. 2-ranked Alabame. We have our weekly Power Poll and a look at the upcoming games. And, did you know that Georgia faced a second-and-56 situation in its win over Tennessee?

Pressbox Roundtable: Bruce James, Media Look Ahead to Hogs' Second Half, Surprises, Disappointments, Red Wolves' Bowl Chances

by Jim Harris 10/13/2011 3:15 pm

Each week during the football season, the ArkansasSports360.com’s staff of Jim Harris and Chris Bahn conduct a no-holds-barred “pressbox roundtable” with selected experts/guest columnists and for AS360.com, including former Razorback All-America defensive end Bruce James. This week, we look at Arkansas' 5-1 start, the surprising pluses, the met expectations and the disappointments in the first six games, Arkansas State's start and its bowl game possibilities, and the best and worst of the SEC so far at the season's halfway point. Join in the conversation in the comments section below.

3-And-Out: Bequette's Return 'Calming' For Robinson, Razorbacks Work To Stop The Run

by Chris Bahn 10/12/2011 10:00 pm

Statistically, Jake Bequette didn’t seem to make a huge impact for No. 10 Arkansas against Auburn. He finished with just one tackle in a return from left hamstring issues that kept him off the field for three games. Don’t discount what Bequette’s presence meant to the team, though. Bequette’s return had a calming effect on defensive coordinator Willy Robinson. That’s how Robinson described it, while also praising the effort Bequette gave in trying to get into the backfield.