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Bret Bielema on Why Austin Allen Projects as the 2016 Season Starter
Today, Arkansas head coach spent nearly 30 minutes discussing the state of the Hogs football program. In the below transcription, he talks about the health of running back Rawleigh Williams and the depth chart order the four quarterbacks. He also urges new offensive lineman coach Kurt Anderson, a Chicagoan, to start... Read more
Arkansas Razorbacks vs Best Preseason No. 18’s Ever: Part 1
  Rare, unusual, non-frequent, uncommon. No matter what you call it, it is most certainly how often programs ranked No. 18 in the AP’s preseason poll seriously contend for national titles late into the season. Only a handful of teams have done it since the poll began in 1936, and this... Read more

Mike Anderson’s first four Hog teams have shown more steady and impressive improvement than Nolan’s did. But there is one vital difference…

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Mizzou, Arkansas State and Tulsa are the only programs which fans that hate the Razorbacks more than the other way around, according to a new study by two professors.

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Matt Jones: “You knew it was a big game for whatever reason but there never ever seemed like there was a connection between Arkansas and LSU … It was almost like it was a little bit forced on you.”

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For someone hailing from the breadbasket of America, Illinois native Bret Bielema sure knows how to cut against the grain.  The second-year Arkansas head football coach has most famously eschewed the up-tempo philosophy adopted by so many of his peers to build a fearsome, old-school running game that has transformed the Razorbacks into the nation’s best... Read more
Former head Arkansas football coach Hugo Bezdek lived a full and innovative life. He remains the only person to coach an NFL team (Cleveland Rams) and MLB team (Pittsburgh Pirates), as I found out while researching for my new history feature on Sporting Life Arkansas. But, before all that,... Read more
Imagining a World Where the Big, Bad Wolves Take on the State’s Top Hogs: Image courtesy of Sync magazine Rivalry week gripped the college football world last Saturday. In states with populations or areas similar to Arkansas – Oklahoma, Mississippi and South Carolina – longtime intrastate foes squared off... Read more