Tagged: tyler wilson

Bahn: Petrino, Wilson More Comfortable With Play Calls Coming From The Pressbox

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2012 5:02 pm

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson felt more comfortable with offensive coordinator Paul Petrino in the coaches' box on Saturday against Auburn. Petrino felt more comfortable calling plays with a pressbox view. Here's why ...

[UPDATE] Razorbacks' Tyler Wilson In Accident, But Unharmed And Did Practice

by Chris Bahn 10/9/2012 4:41 pm

Arkansas quarterback Tyler wilson was uninjured in an accident on Interstate 540 on Tuesday morning. A statement from Zack Higbee, spokesman for Razorback football:

Bahn: Razorbacks' Effort, Fight More Than Enough For Win Against Auburn Tigers

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 6:04 pm

This was the performance that Arkansas players envisioned. This was the end result they had in mind as the losses piled up. They felt they were much better than what they’d shown over a month of poor execution and weeks of losing. And it all came together for the Razorbacks on Saturday in a 24-7 victory at Auburn.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks' Sack Attack, Takeaways Hold Auburn Tigers Down

by Jim Harris 10/6/2012 4:03 pm

Arkansas more than doubled its season total in sacks and takeaways in one Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., and ended four weeks of frustration. The Razorbacks, in rolling to a 24-7 win over Auburn, the first for the Hogs in Southeastern Conference play this season, sacked Tigers quarterbacks eight times for 80 yards in losses, continually derailing promising Auburn drives.

2-Minute Drill: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 3:41 pm

All the woes the Razorbacks had in previous games — lack of forcing turnovers, inability to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks, failure to run the football and score in the red zone — were cured against Auburn. Arkansas forced five turnovers, was 3-for-4 inside the 20 on scoring opportunities and had eight sacks. Dennis Johnson provided a spark in the running game with 17 carries for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Arkansas outgained the Tigers 372-321 and the Razorbacks limited their turnovers (two) in a much-needed win.

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.

Jim Harris: Razorback Numbers Are Numbing, But Only Wilson's Will Matter At Auburn

by Jim Harris 10/5/2012 11:18 am

Tyler Wilson is the catalyst for Arkansas to break out of its four-game losing streak and win Saturday at Auburn. If he can rekindle some of the magic of last year — not to mention whatever he discovered in relief of Ryan Mallett at Auburn in 2010 — Wilson brings enough to lead Arkansas to a win. He’ll face a defense with the second-most speed the Hogs have seen this season, though. Between head coach Gene Chizik and new coordinator Brian Van Gorder, Auburn has an outstanding two-headed brain trust on the defensive side to devise a confusing plan even for a fifth-year senior quarterback. What they don’t have is the typical Auburn defensive talent across the lineup, though the ends are terrific. Look out, Arkansas tackles. What would concern me about Wilson is his want to get Arkansas out of a bad play before the snap.

Bahn: Razorbacks, Auburn Remind Us How Quickly College Football Can Change

by Chris Bahn 10/5/2012 9:00 am

Somebody will emerge from Saturday's Arkansas-Auburn game as the best of the worst. A win on Saturday won’t get either program into the national title race. Neither quarterback can use this to further his Heisman Trophy candidacy. There is a very real possibility that a victory won’t help the Tigers or Razorbacks get into a bowl game. Battling through the turmoil, finding a way to salvage what remains of the season, however, that might make for a year worth remembering.

The Showgram: How Can The Razorbacks Be This Fragile? Is Auburn The Remedy?

by 10/4/2012 5:45 pm

It’s time for The Showgram, the collaborative effort of ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn and Adam Alter, assistant sports director of KNWA/KARK Razorback Nation. Think of it as sports radio at your convenience. Sports talk shouldn't be available only when you're parked at your desk or stuck in drive time. (Choose the download option to listen in iTunes.) Among the highlights (or lowlights):

Jim Harris: Petrino's Recruiting Shortcomings Coincide With State Talent Falling Off

by Jim Harris 10/4/2012 8:00 am

While many Arkansas fans would like to believe that Bobby Petrino could wave a wand and coach anyone with two legs to victories galore in the Southeastern Conference, let’s also agree that the talent in Arkansas in 2007-08 was fortuitous for a pass-happy coach. That’s how you go 21-5 over two years while conceding the defensive side.

3-And-Out: Red Zone Woes Troubling For Razorbacks, Cobi Hamilton Hopes 'More To Come'

by Chris Bahn 10/3/2012 8:16 am

Paul Petrino has tried making sense of the numbers. He can’t. Arkansas ran 98 plays on Texas A&M. On those plays the Razorbacks tallied 515 yards. They finished with 10 points in a 48-point loss. How can a team put up those kind of offensive numbers and not come away with more points? It’s frustrating for Petrino, who said much of the team’s prep last week was on red zone — or as he calls it, “critical zone” — preparation.

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.

3-And-Out: Ball Security Drills Not Helping; Gragg, Injured Razorbacks Awaiting Clearance

by Chris Bahn 10/1/2012 3:55 pm

Knile Davis showed some promise with the way he performed in the first half against Texas A&M. He had 124 of his 129 total yards before halftime, including a 64-yard touchdown off a screen pass. But Davis also provided cause for concern with the way he held onto the football. Davis committed his fifth, sixth and seventh fumbles of the season at A&M. He’s lost three in 2012 and is now averaging a fumble every 12.4 touches.

AP: Arkansas Struggles Again, Falls 58-10 To Texas A&M

by Kristie Rieken, AP 9/29/2012 5:48 pm

The way this season is going for Arkansas, coach John L. Smith has had to answer far more questions about his team's psyche than about its performance on the field. Johnny Manziel threw for a school-record 453 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Texas A&M over Arkansas 58-10 on Saturday for the Aggies' first Southeastern Conference win.

2-Minute Drill: Texas A&M 58, Arkansas 10

by Chris Bahn 9/29/2012 5:41 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: This will sound familiar. Arkansas couldn’t make stops on defense, giving up 716 yards to Texas A&M. Top offensive players turned the ball over. Despite loads of offensive yards between the 20s the Razorbacks couldn’t put points on the board. Injuries hurt an already thin secondary and the Aggies came up with 498 yards through the air. Coaches were a step or two behind on adjustments far too often and what was once a 10-7 Arkansas lead turned into one of the worst defeats in Razorback history.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 29

by Jim Harris 9/29/2012 10:53 am

We're at a wet Kyle Field, drenched from a major rainfall earlier this morning, though as the kickoff approaches for the Arkansas-Texas A&M game, it appears we're getting a little respite from the heavy stuff and only misting. Arkansas has won the past three games with the Aggies after the programs renewed an old Southwest Conference rivalry in 2009 as the Southwest Classic in Jerry Jones' Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With the former Big 12 Aggies joining the SEC this year, A&M opted to shift the series to home fields for the next two years — they'll be back in Arlington for a long run starting in 2014. They'll probably wish they were under a roof today. More rain is expected throughout the day. We're supposed to have thunderstorms in south-central Texas tonight. 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, or email me at jharris@abpg.com.

Bahn: Razorbacks Enter A&M Game Playing For Nothing But 'Each Other'

by Chris Bahn 9/28/2012 1:45 pm

Arkansas enters Saturday's game at Texas A&M hoping to avoid one of the worst starts to a season since the 1960s. A win could help keep slim postseason hopes alive. But at this point the Razorbacks are playing for "each other" more than anything else.

Ranking The Razorbacks: Protecting Wilson Again Critical With Moore, A&M Looming

by Chris Bahn 9/26/2012 6:00 pm

Because quarterback Tyler Wilson has missed time this season with a concussion, there’s been plenty of focus on how the offensive line has protected him. Seeing Wilson sacked in his first play back from the injury only heightened the spotlight on how Arkansas is protecting. Texas A&M enters the game with 16 sacks in three outings, the best output in the nation. That’s an average of 5.3, including eight in the Aggies’ SEC opener against Florida. Defensive end Damontre Moore has proven tough for opponents to block and leads the country with 2.0 sacks per game.

Jim Harris: Razorbacks Are Losing Throughout The Stat Sheet

by Jim Harris 9/26/2012 3:30 pm

We're frankly surprised John L. Smith hasn’t said it yet, because every other football coach who has memorized the key job clichés, especially if he's losing, always says, “Statistics are for losers.” Yes, we understand ultimately the only numbers that matter are under "Home" and "Visitor" on the scoreboard, and no matter what stat shows Arkansas with an edge, the Razorbacks are 1-3 and nothing will change that. But Arkansas comes up lacking in enough statistics to explain a lot as to why they're losing like this.

3-And-Out: Razorback Offense Working To Be Less 'Predictable,' Gragg Still Recovering

by Chris Bahn 9/26/2012 7:52 am

Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino didn’t dispute that the Arkansas offense has been predictable when told that’s how quarterback Tyler Wilson described it Monday. Petrino just would have preferred that assessment stay in-house.