Monday, January 14, 2008
McFadden and Jones Announce Decision
Arkansas experienced a huge loss today as two proud Razorback running backs (Darren McFadden & Felix Jones) announced their decisions to take their talent to the NFL and make millions. Many NFL draft predictions currently have both going in the first round. It is reported that they will train together in Dallas, TX.
It's a tough loss, but not one that was unexpected.
Coach Petrino is actively searching for more STUDS to replace these two. He locked up one STUD over the weekend in Ryan Mallett, and he's working hard on filling the running back position.
Potential replacements for McFadden and Jones include current Razorback running backs Brandon Barnett and Michael Smith as well as some high-school players being recruited by Coach Petrino. Current Razorback commits De'Anthony Curtis, Devin Thomas, and Dennis Johnson* will certainly be in the mix and expected to help fill the void.
*Dennis Johnson of Texarkana, AR (Razorbacks) committed to coach Petrino during a visit this morning in Texarkana.