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20 Moments From The Razorbacks' First 20 SEC Years: Alabama 24, Arkansas 20

by Chris Bahn 8/29/2012 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. 3 on our moments we'd love to forget: Alabama 24, Arkansas 20 ...

VIDEO: Alonzo Highsmith On the New Defensive Coaching Staff

by 7/14/2012 7:32 am

Alonzo Highsmith had a great first year as a Razorback linebacker. See how he feels about an all new coaching staff for him.

Arkansas Spring Football Game: Questions For The Razorbacks To Answer

by Chris Bahn 4/21/2012 8:14 am

Much of the Arkansas football news entering today's Red White game has centered on off-the-field matters. But football will have our attention today at Razorback Stadium as the Razorbacks kickoff the Red-White game at 2 p.m. Below are six questions we’re asking entering the final practice of spring:

Bowl Bonuses Total More Than $360,000 For Football Staff, Including Willy Robinson

by Chris Bahn 2/16/2012 10:30 am

Arkansas paid out more than $360,000 in bonuses to football coaches and administrative staff for a Cotton Bowl appearance and victory in January. Payouts to football employees ranged ranged from $1,053 for an administrative assistant to $75,000 for head coach Bobby Petrino. According to a list obtained through a Freedom of Information request, former defensive coordinator Willy Robinson earned a bonus of $27,083 despite not coaching in the game.

Bahn: Razorback Staff Turnover Might Have Helped Late Push For Key Defensive Additions

by Chris Bahn 2/1/2012 6:10 pm

Thanking assistant coaches is a pretty routine part of national signing day. Head coaches across the country routinely give their staffs credit for a year’s recruiting haul. It’s hard to imagine Bobby Petrino ever being more grateful for the assistants than he is this year. Arkansas endured coaching turnover unlike any other year in his tenure. Somehow the new — and late — additions to the staff were able to close strong.

Razorbacks Release Compensation Package For Defensive Coordinator Paul Haynes

by Chris Bahn 12/14/2011 11:55 pm

Details of the compensation package for Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes were released Wednesday. Haynes will make $425,000 annually, plus $50,000 through the Razorback Foundation for speaking engagements.

Haynes Wants Razorbacks Simple But Effective On Defense

by Chris Bahn 12/12/2011 3:17 pm

Paul Haynes spent nearly 30 minutes explaining his philosophies on defense and introducing himself to media and Arkansas fans on Monday. But Haynes kept coming back to one word: simplicity.

Razorbacks Release Compensation Package For Paul Petrino

by Chris Bahn 12/9/2011 3:57 pm

Details of the compensation package for Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino were released on Friday. Petrino will make $425,000 annually, plus $50,000 for speaking engagements. His letter of agreement includes one automobile, moving expenses and three months temporary housing and a family membership to Paradise Valley Athletic Club.

3-And-Out: Search Continues For Coordinator; Wilson, Gragg Look For NFL Feedback

by Chris Bahn 12/9/2011 3:32 pm

Bobby Petrino didn’t want to spend much time on Friday’s Cotton Bowl teleconference talking about his search for a defensive coordinator. He did note a few qualities that he is looking for in the spot formerly occupied by Willy Robinson.

3-And-Out: Razorback Defense Begins Cotton Bowl Prep With Short-Handed Staff

by Chris Bahn 12/9/2011 7:00 am

Arkansas has counted on its veteran defensive players a lot this season. And as the No. 6 Razorbacks begin preparation for the Cotton Bowl with a short-handed staff, those experienced players are valuable once again.

Otis Kirk: Recruiting Heats Up For Razorbacks As Petrino Searches For Coordinators

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 12/8/2011 11:11 am

Arkansas' Bobby Petrino was already trying to juggle preparing for a bowl game with recruiting and now he has another duty as well. Petrino is having to replace all three of his coordinators from this season. On Tuesday, he filled the offensive coordinator spot with Paul Petrino. He still has to find a defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator.

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Petrino Confirms Willy Robinson 'Resignation' As Defensive Coordinator

by Chris Bahn 12/6/2011 2:59 pm

Arkansas is now in the market for a defensive coordinator. Coach Bobby Petrino issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that Willy Robinson has "resigned." Robinson has been with the program since 2008, but the Razorbacks have consistently struggled on defense.

Bahn: Like Alabama, LSU Too Strong For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 11/25/2011 7:32 pm

There was a stretch in the first half where Bobby Petrino found himself wondering why LSU was passing so much against the Arkansas defense. In running up an undefeated record and establishing themselves as the best team in the country, the Tigers had used a strong running game to physically and mentally wear down opponents. So Petrino wondered why he wasn’t seeing more early in the game against his third-ranked Razorbacks. LSU (12-0, 8-0) didn’t leave anybody wondering where its running game was after halftime.

Jim Harris: After Stunning Start, Arkansas Sees Only A Blur As LSU Romps

by Jim Harris 11/25/2011 7:05 pm

Willy Robinson, Arkansas' defensive coordinator, said he couldn't remember LSU's lightning-like scoring drive late in the first half, covering 66 yards in five plays and requiring just a minute, that gave the Tigers the lead for good Friday. "It's all a blur," was all Robinson would offer. The plays that turned Friday's No. 1 vs. No. 3 showdown toward LSU in Tiger Stadium definitely were blurs: Tyrann Mathieu's 92-yard punt return when he darted through four Hogs seemingly primed to tackle him inside his 20, and then the 66-yard drive following a Razorback fumble in which Jordan Jefferson passed the entire distance — four darts and one incompletion against Arkansas' overly cushioned secondary. The Hogs were determined to keep the talented LSU receivers in front of them, so the Tigers took what was there, including a 9-yard quick-slant pass from Jefferson to Russell Shepard for the go-ahead score.

Red Wolves' Wommack, Razorbacks' McGee On Broyles Award

by Chris Bahn 11/23/2011 3:44 pm

Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and Arkansas State defensive coordaintor Dave Wommack are among 29 assistant college football coaches from across the country have been announced as nominees for the 2011 Broyles Award.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Prepare For 'Physical' Bulldogs, Jones Is Arkansas' 'Rock' On D-Line

by Chris Bahn 11/17/2011 7:02 am

Watching Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard on film, Tramain Thomas is struck by how the running back only seems to get better the longer a game goes. Ballard has 811 rushing yards for the Bulldogs thanks to a running style that’s as physical at the end as the start.

Bahn: Petrino Pushing For Spark From Razorbacks As 'Fourth Quarter' Begins

by Chris Bahn 11/11/2011 10:31 am

Perhaps the Arkansas staff is offering a legitimate warning to the eighth-ranked Razorbacks and Tennessee is better than advertised. Maybe this is a Volunteers’ program in better shape than the story of pulling a kicker off a fraternity house couch last week would suggest. Or — and here’s where my money is — this is Bobby Petrino searching for ways to get the Razorbacks going.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Like Being More Aggressive On Defense, Wright Expected To Return

by Chris Bahn 11/10/2011 8:02 am

Arkansas was noticeably more aggressive on defense in its last outing. Defenders were in the backfield often and the result was a season-high five sacks and four turnovers forced against South Carolina. Defensive coordinator Willy Robinson said the players responded to the attacking game plan and he credited it for helping the team break a trend of slow starts.

Pressbox Roundtable: Hogs' Performance, ASU's Success, Upcoming Vols Game, Ole Miss-Nutt

by Jim Harris 11/8/2011 3:09 pm

Each week during the football season, the ArkansasSports360.com’s staff of Chris Bahn and moderator Jim Harris conducts a no-holds-barred “pressbox roundtable” with selected experts/guest columnists for AS360.com, including former Razorback All-America defensive end Bruce James and radio-talk show hosts around the state. This week, we ask our panel whether the LSU-Alabama game lived up to the hype, and whether there should be a rematch for the national champion. We also look at the Arkansas performance, particularly by the defense, against South Carolina and the upcoming game with Tennessee; did Ole Miss give Houston Nutt a fair shot to build the program; and whether our group has seen the likes of this college football season in the state, with the Hogs, Red Wolves and Bears all looking good. Join in the conversation in the comments section below.