Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Petrino Suspends 2 for 2

Freddie Burton (LB) and Marques Wade (WR) have been suspended from Arkansas's first 2 games for their alleged DWIs. They will miss the Western Illinois game and the UL Monroe game before returning to the team for the Texas game in Austin. This suspension follows a string of run-ins with law enforcement over the summer months. Freddie Fairchild was kicked off the team earlier this summer for his law breaking escapades.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Jersey?

Not the state...

At SEC media days, coach Petrino said the Razorbacks would be wearing new jerseys this year that vary from last year's. To quote him, he said, "we will have jerseys that are tight." By "tight" he means awesome. Internet meeage boards are reporting that the jersey pictured in this post is what the hogs will wear this year. I guess we'll know for sure when the hogs kick off the season at the end of August against Western Illinois.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Texan Calls Hogs

Ross Rasner LB/S from Waco Texas committed to Arkansas less than a week after attending the Petrino Camp in Fayetteville. Rasner stands at 6'1" 200 and runs a 4.5 40. He could bulk up and play LB or project at safety for the Razorbacks. He is known for getting to the ball first and bringing hard hits. He fits the mold of past Razorbacks safeties. He is currently rated as a 3 star player. He had several D1 offers and he's rated the 75th best Athlete by Rivals. His commitment brings Petrino's total to 7 for 2009. Look for some more to jump on board before the season begins.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Petrino Camp Earns Commitment

Coach Petrino played host and coach to some 300 high schoolers this weekend in Fayetteville. There were many big name recruits including some current Razorback commits. Current 3 star CB Eric Gordon of Tulsa (East Central) attended the camp and committed to the Razorbacks. Gordon is rated the nation's No. 27 cornerback recruit in the nation and has scholarship offers from LSU, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Petrino hopes to add more commitments in the coming days before the 2008 season begins.

Current Razorback commitments for the class of 2009 are as follows:

Colby Berna OL 6-4/275
Ryan Calender DE 6-8/220
David Gordon DB 5-11/161
Will Secord QB 6-3/204
Austin Tate TE 6-6/230
Turell Williams RB 6-2/215

Friday, July 18, 2008

Midfield Hog Coming This Season

Many Razorback fans will get their long awaited wish to see a hog painted at midfield in a similar fashion to the drooling Razorback at center court on Bud Walton Arena's floor. According to reports, this hog will contain 3 colors (red, black, and white) and will stretch from 35 yard line to 35 yard line making it the largest midfield painting in college football.