Monday, December 14, 2009

A New Offensive Coordinator

A day after it was announced that Coach Petrino's brother Paul was moving on to be offensive coordinator for Illinois, Coach Petrino announced the promotion of Garrick McGee to be offensive coordinator. Paul Petrino was the wide receivers coach and McGee was the quarterbacks coach this year. Bobby Petrino, the head coach, was the play caller. With the new job at Illinois, Paul Petrino will receive a significant pay increase and full reigns on play calling.

It's unclear if any additional hires will take place, but it's clear that there could be some salary room to retain current coaches or bring in additional help. The loss of Paul Petrino will certainly challenge Arkansas's recruiting efforts, but things are already going in the right direction and defense is really the focus this year. The loss of Paul Petrino really does not change much of anything with regard to the playbook and play calling.

Look for Garrick to expand his recruiting territory and for him and Running Backs coach Tim Horton to have an increased roll in recruiting and offense.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Liberty Bowl

Arkansas officially accepted an invitation to play in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on January 2nd. The Razorbacks will play the East Carolina Pirates. The game kicks off at 4PM central. The LIberty Bowl will likely serve as Razorback Stadium East as the short drive to Memphis will attract a full house of Hog fans.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ethan Hamilton; #1 Hog Fan

What Happened Last Weekend

Great Game, But Hogs Fall Short

Looks like the Liberty Bowl for the 7-5 Razorbacks. The future continues to look bright for hogs with most of the team, especially the stars, returning next year and the fact that Arkansas came so close to knocking off top LSU and top ranked Florida on the road this year. In addition, the schedule for next year is far more favorable as the hogs swap Florida for Vanderbilt, and the most difficult games will be played at home.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Battle for the Boot

WHEN 6 p.m. Central today
WHERE Tiger Stadium (92,400), Baton Rouge
RECORDS Arkansas 7-4, 3-4; LSU 8-3, 4-3
COACHES Bobby Petrino (12-11 in second year at Arkansas, 53-20 in sixth year overall); Les Miles (50-14 in fifth year at LSU; 78-35 in ninth year overall)
SERIES LSU leads 33-19-2 overall, including 8-2-1 in Baton Rouge.
RADIO Razorback Sports Network, beginning at 3 p.m., including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290 and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville. XM Channel 141 (Arkansas) and 199 (LSU); Sirius Radio 121 (Arkansas) and 214 (LSU)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Video of Mississippi State Game

A Game of Inches

LSU to Unveil New Uniforms Against Arkansas

On Saturday, the LSU Tigers are scheduled to break out new Nike Pro Combat uniforms against the hogs. The theme for the week is “cochon de lait,” commonly known as a pig roast.

Let's hope they play like Washington too.

2010 Razorback Schedule

Arkansas Officially announced the 2010 Football schedule. I think it looks very favorable compared to this year.

Sept. 4 Tennessee Tech
Sept. 11 Louisiana-Monroe
Sept. 18 at Georgia
Sept. 25 Alabama
Oct. 9 vs. Texas A&M
Oct. 16 at Auburn
Oct. 23 Ole Miss
Oct. 30 Vanderbilt
Nov. 6 at South Carolina
Nov. 13 UTEP
Nov. 20 at Mississippi State
Nov. 27 LSU

Hawgs Whoop Dawgs

On Saturday, the Razorbacks put a whooping on Mississippi State in Little Rock in front of a packed house at War Memorial Stadium. Once again, Ryan Mallett put up some great numbers by throwing five touchdown passes for the second time this season. Mallett threw for 313 yards on 34 attempts. In the process he became the first Razorback QB to throw for over 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns in a single season, and he has two more games left. The final score was 42-21.

Besides Mallett, Cobi Hamilton was the other brightest star on offense this week. Hamilton, who was Mallett's high school teammate at Texarkana High, had 3 catches for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns. His touchdown catches cam on plays of 58 and 64 yards. One was a fly pattern pass that was right on the money and the other was a screen/slant that he took the distance after finding a seam in the defense.

Unfortunately, the Razorbacks struggled to move the ball on the ground as Mississippi State was prepared and determined to stop the run first. It also hurt having starting tailback out for the remainder of the season (hamstring). The Razorbacks only gained 83 yards on 27 carries with Dennis Johnson leading the way with 50 yards.

On defense, the star was defensive end Jake Bequette. Bequette a Little Rock native from Catholic High showed his comfort for playing in War Memorial. He accounted for 5 takles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. Linebackers Jerry Franklin and Wendel Davis both led the team with double digit tackles.

Next week the hogs will close out their regular season against LSU in Death Valley in Baton Rouge. The game will be played at 6pm central, Saturday, on CBS. A win will likely send Arkansas back to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl, which is to be played at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. A loss will likely send Arkansas to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. With LSU losing to Ole Miss over the weekend in a very odd finish, look for Arkansas to be the aggressor in this game. Petrino and the Razorback players want to play in the BIG house, which should provide a significant boost to recruiting efforts in Texas. It should be a great game to watch.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Record Setting Saturday

Saturday night was a night of record breaking in Fayetteville as the Razorbacks beat the Troy Trojans in dominating fashion 56-20. Ryan Mallett broke Arkansas' single-season passing record throwing for 405 yards, bringing his season total to 2,882. Mallett surpassed Clint Stoerner's mark of 2,629 before halftime. Mallett threw five TDs to five different receivers.

This was Arkansas's third straight win bringing their record to 6-4 and making them bowl eligible. Arkansas's final two regular season games are Mississippi State in Little Rock next weekend and at LSU the Saturday after Thanksgiving. If the hogs can win both of those, it is likely that the hogs will head back to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl, which is being played at the Cowboys new stadium where Arkansas demolished Texas A&M earlier this year.

The hogs played without Defensive Coordinator Willie Robinson, who was hospitalized Friday afternoon after falling ill. He was treated and released on Saturday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gameday - Troy

WHEN 6:30 a.m. Central today
WHERE Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000), Fayetteville
RECORDS Troy 7-2; Arkansas 5-4
RANKINGS Neither team is ranked
BETTING LINE Arkansas by 13 1 /2
COACHES Larry Blakeney (151-75-1 in 19th year at Troy and overall); Bobby Petrino (10-11 in second year at Arkansas, 51-20 in sixth year overall)
SERIES Arkansas leads 2-0
TELEVISION CSS, Cox Sports Television
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network, beginning at 3:30 p.m., including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, Sirius Radio 219, XM 244

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just Do It, Razorback Style

University of Arkansas Announcement:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The University of Arkansas department of intercollegiate athletics and NIKE Inc. have agreed to terms on a five-year all sports agreement that will provide Razorback Athletics with footwear and apparel for all 19 sports.

Nike will become the exclusive provider for Razorbacks Athletics beginning on July 1, 2010. Arkansas’ current apparel agreement expires on June 30, 2010.

"We are excited about our new partnership with Nike," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "Nike is the most coveted brand in collegiate athletics and has a tremendous reach in the United States and worldwide. We are proud that Nike has selected the University of Arkansas to be included in the limited number of schools whose agreement encompasses all sports. Our more than 460 student-athletes in 19 sports will be provided a wide range of apparel and other products to train and compete in the Southeastern Conference and nationally. We are appreciative of the commitment Nike has made to Razorback Athletics."

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Since 1999, Nike has owned the top spot in the Collegiate Licensing Company’s (CLC) collegiate apparel royalties rankings.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Razorback vs. South Carolina Highlights

Arkansas Going Bowling?

The Razorbacks inched closer to becoming bowl eligible over the weekend after flattening South Carolina in Fayetteville. Arkansas defeated Spurrier's Gamecocks 33-16 in dominating fashion with big play making from several hog players.

With the win hog fans are speculating what bowl the Razorbacks will make. While not bowl eligible yet, the next two games are favorable with Troy in Fayetteville and Mississippi State in Little Rock. The final game of the year is against LSU in Baton Rouge the Saturday night after Thanksgiving. With three wins in a row, the Razorbacks would finish the season 8-4 and a likely birth in the Cotton Bowl, which will be played at Jerry World.

None of the games are guarantees though, so the players have to keep laying it all out on the field to get there. After missing a bowl game in Petrino's first year, fans, players, and coaches are itching to get back into that tradition.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Football Facility Upgrades Coming Soon

The University of Arkansas is soliciting designs for upgrades for athletic department facilities, including an improved football operations building. The University is hoping to spend between $10 - 20 million on the football facilities. The primary focus on the football facilities will be in the north endzone (Broyles Complex) where they are looking for a new locker room, athletic training space, players' lounge, meeting rooms, and coaches offices.

These improvements are needed for Arkansas to compete with top tier schools nationally when recruiting.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Up Next: Ole Miss

The Razorbacks are on their way to Oxford, MS to take on Houston Dale Nutt and his squad. The Rebels came out hot out of the gates this year as a top ten team, but they quickly fell out of the rankings following losses to South Carolina and Alabama. Both Ole Miss and Arkansas are now hovering just outside the top 25. A win for either team is critical for rankings, SEC west standings, and bowl opportunities.

With a win for the Razorbacks, they would be ready to take on the lighter half of their schedule with a breeze at their backs. The first half was probably the toughest schedule in the country, but they came out shining despite the three losses to Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Arkansas will still be without Joe Adams, and Michael Smith's status is still up in the air. Fortunately for Arkansas, there is adequate depth at these positions as evidenced by last week's game against Florida.

This is undoubtedly a game of revenge for the Razorbacks after losing to the old head coach in Fayetteville 21-23. Many hog fans will remember the final minutes of the game and the questionable offensive pass interference call against London Crawford after he caught a pass in field goal range. This call secured the game for the Rebels and left Razorback players and fans with a sour taste in their mouths.

SEC Reprimands Arkansas’ Petrino

— The Associated Press
Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino has been reprimanded by the SEC after publicly criticizing officials who worked his team’s 23-20 loss to Florida on Saturday.
The league announced its action Thursday night, a day after saying the officiating crew from the game would be suspended. The officials came under scrutiny after a personal foul call on Arkansas’ Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.
Petrino has been critical of the officials, although the league didn’t specify which comments drew the reprimand.

My Personal Opinion...

Petrino did the right thing by publicly calling out the SEC officiating. It was terrible, and the SEC might not have admitted such if Coach Petrino remained silent. We are over it now and ready to move on to taking out some anger on Old Mist.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SEC Officials Suspended...

WIth good cause...

Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference has suspended officials from last weekend's Arkansas-Florida game after the crew was involved in its second controversial call of the year.

Referee Marc Curles' crew called a personal foul on Arkansas defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter as the Gators were rallying for a 23-20 victory. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.

Fish: Shouldering The Blame
Marc Curles, who blew the call in the Arkansas-Florida game, owns up to the boo-boo, writes Mike Fish. Story

The same group of officials called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called.

"A series of calls that have occurred during the last several weeks have not been to the standard that we expect from our officiating crews," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday. "I believe our officiating program is the best in the country. However, there are times when these actions must be taken."

SEC associate commissioner Charles Bloom said this is the first time the league has publicly suspended a football crew like this.

The SEC says the crew will be removed from its next scheduled assignment Oct. 31 and will not be assigned to officiate as a crew until Nov. 14.

The league said the crew's bowl assignments could also be impacted.

"The entire crew shoulders responsibility for each play. I have taken this action because there must be accountability in our officiating program," Slive said. "Our institutions expect the highest level of officiating in all of our sports and it is the duty of the conference office to uphold that expectation."

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said in a statement: "We took the appropriate steps to address any issues we had with the league regarding this matter earlier in the week. Our focus as a football team has been and remains on this weekend's game against Ole Miss."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

President Clinton Weighs In

Last night former president Bill Clinton went Hog wild when asked about the Razorbacks 23-20 loss to No. 1 Florida on Saturday.

“Did you see that the SEC apologized for the one penalty that helped Florida in that one drive?” Clinton said. “And that was only a 10-yarder. There were three other 15-yard penalties that helped (Florida) during that last drive.”

Clinton called himself a “big fan” of Arkansas and a supporter of coach Bobby Petrino.

“They’re getting better. They’re going to be a really good program.”

The SEC notified Arkansas officials that they blew a call against Razorbacks defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard on a first down play with Florida on the Arkansas 21.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

TV Don't Lie

Florida 23 Arkansas 20

The Razorbacks outplayed the Gators on Saturday, but the SEC referees gave Florida the win. The officiating was a disgrace with several bad calls and no-calls - like the one in the photo - that really cost the hogs the game. I guess the SEC is that determined to have a team compete for the Sears trophy. I'm disgusted as I am sure most hog fans are. All I can say is that next year we should be good enough to beat our opponents and the refs.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

GAMEDAY - Florida Gators

WHEN 2:30 p.m. Central today
WHERE Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548), Gainesville, Fla.
RECORDS Arkansas 3-2 (1-2 SEC); Florida 5-0 (3-0) RANKINGS Florida is No. 1 in The Associated Press, USA Today and Harris Interactive polls
BETTING LINE Florida by 25
COACHES Bobby Petrino (8-9 in second year at Arkansas, 49-18 in sixth year overall); Urban Meyer (49-9 in fifth year at Florida, 88-17 in ninth year overall)
SERIES Florida leads 7-1 overall and 2-0 in Gainesville
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network, beginning at 11:30 a.m., including KABZFM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, ESPN Radio, Sirius Radio 217

Monday, October 12, 2009

In Case You Missed It

Below is a video of the ROUTE

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Arkansas 44 Auburn 23

Team Statistics
Tigers Razorbacks
First Downs 15 28
Passing 5 10
Rushing 9 12
Penalty 1 6
Third Down Efficiency 4-14 5-13
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-1 0-2
Total Plays 64 82
Average Gain Per Play 5.9 6.0
Rushes 35 45
Average Per Rush 6.9 4.9
Completions-Attempts 15-29 24-37
Yards Per Pass Play 4.6 7.4
Times Sacked 3 1
Yards Lost to Sacks 32 8
Had Intercepted 0 1
Average Punt 39.0 41.0
Penalty Yards 56 45
Fumbles Lost 3 0
Auburn Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
C. Todd 15 28 133 53.6 4.8 3 32 0 0
K. Burns 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 24 37 274 64.9 7.4 1 8 2 1
Auburn Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
B. Tate 22 184 8.4 60 2 0
T. Zachery 1 60 60.0 60 0 0
O. McCalebb 6 23 3.8 13 1 0
K. Burns 2 7 3.5 5 0 0
C. Todd 4 0 0.0 0 0 0
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
M. Smith 18 145 8.1 33 1 0
R. Wingo 8 27 3.4 14 0 0
K. Davis 6 26 4.3 13 0 0
R. Mallett 5 11 2.2 9 1 0
B. Green 6 8 1.3 3 2 0
V. Stumon 2 4 2.0 2 0 0
Auburn Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Q. Carr 1 32 32.0 32 0 0
T. Zachery 2 25 12.5 14 0 0
D. Adams 3 24 8.0 14 0 0
E. Smith 1 21 21.0 21 0 0
B. Tate 3 16 5.3 13 0 0
T. Trott 3 16 5.3 9 0 0
M. Fannin 2 -1 -0.5 3 0 0
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
G. Childs 5 85 17.0 38 1 0
D. Williams 6 57 9.5 18 1 0
C. Hamilton 3 42 14.0 31 0 0
L. Miller 3 32 10.7 13 0 0
J. Wright 3 31 10.3 20 0 0
M. Smith 1 12 12.0 12 0 0
L. Crawford 2 10 5.0 6 0 0
R. Fish 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Auburn XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
W. Byrum 2 2 1 1 37 100.0 5
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 5 5 1 1 23 100.0 8
Auburn Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
C. Durst 7 39.0 52 0 0 0
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 4 41.0 44 0 1 0
Kick/Punt Returns
Auburn PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
B. Tate 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 28 28.0 28 0
H. Adams 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 27 27.0 27 0
M. Fannin 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 84 21.0 31 0
O. McCalebb 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 19 19.0 19 0
T. Zachery 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 16 16.0 16 0
P. Pierre-Louis 1 15 15.0 15 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 145 48.3 70 0
M. Smith 1 6 6.0 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GAMEDAY - Auburn

WHEN 11 a.m. Central today
WHERE Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000), Fayetteville
RECORDS Auburn 5-0, 2-0 SEC; Arkansas 2-2, 0-2
RANKINGS Auburn is ranked No. 17 by The Associated Press
BETTING LINE Arkansas by 2 1 /2 COACHES Gene Chizik (5-0 in first year at Auburn, 10-19 in third year overall); Bobby Petrino (7-9 in second year at Arkansas, 48-18 in sixth year overall)
SERIES Auburn leads 10-7-1 overall and 5-3 in Fayetteville
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network, including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZAFM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290 and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, ESPN Radio, Sirius Radio 214

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hogs Start Slow, Finish Strong

Arkansas got off to a rough start against A&M, falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter, but they scored 30 unanswered and put it on cruise control in the fourth quarter. The hogs won 47-19 with plenty of big plays on offense and defense. Below are the stats.

Team Statistics
Razorbacks Aggies
First Downs 17 27
Passing 12 19
Rushing 5 7
Penalty 0 1
Third Down Efficiency 5-12 7-18
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-3
Total Plays 58 94
Average Gain Per Play 7.3 4.9
Rushes 31 35
Average Per Rush 4.9 3.1
Completions-Attempts 17-27 30-59
Yards Per Pass Play 10.0 5.9
Times Sacked 2 2
Yards Lost to Sacks 10 14
Had Intercepted 1 0
Average Punt 43.5 32.2
Penalty Yards 47 72
Fumbles Lost 2 2
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 17 27 269 63.0 10.0 1 8 4 1
M. Smith 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0
Texas A&M Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
J. Johnson 30 59 348 50.8 5.9 2 14 2 0
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Wingo 4 86 21.5 62 1 0
B. Green 11 30 2.7 5 0 0
M. Smith 9 15 1.7 9 0 0
J. Adams 1 14 14.0 14 0 0
K. Davis 2 11 5.5 8 0 0
B. Barnett 1 7 7.0 7 0 0
T. Wilson 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 1
R. Mallett 1 -8 -8.0 -8 0 0
Texas A&M Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
C. Gray 12 64 5.3 31 0 0
C. Michael 11 46 4.2 9 0 0
J. Johnson 9 9 1.0 8 0 2
U. Nwachukwu 2 -2 -1.0 1 0 0
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
J. Adams 3 110 36.7 67 0 0
M. Smith 5 63 12.6 28 1 0
J. Wright 2 36 18.0 31 1 0
D. Curtis 2 34 17.0 29 1 0
G. Childs 3 10 3.3 6 0 0
B. Green 1 8 8.0 8 1 0
L. Miller 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
Texas A&M Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
B. Jackson 4 118 29.5 60 1 0
R. Tannehill 6 67 11.2 23 1 0
H. Morrow 6 53 8.8 18 0 0
C. Gray 5 46 9.2 16 0 0
J. McCoy 5 40 8.0 12 0 0
K. McNeal 1 14 14.0 14 0 0
R. Swope 1 7 7.0 7 0 0
C. Michael 2 3 1.5 4 0 0
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 5 6 2 2 38 100.0 11
Texas A&M XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
R. Bullock 1 1 2 2 47 100.0 7
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 4 43.5 0 0 0 0
Texas A&M Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
K. Wood 6 32.2 0 0 1 0
Kick/Punt Returns
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 68 22.7 27 0
J. Adams 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 42 21.0 28 0
J. Norton 3 15 5.0 10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Texas A&M PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
C. Michael 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 22 22.0 22 0
L. Smith 1 13 13.0 13 0 7 152 21.7 33 0
R. Swope 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 13 13.0 13 0
D. Harris 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, October 3, 2009


WHEN 6:30 p.m. Central today
WHERE Cowboys Stadium (80,000) Arlington, Texas
RECORDS Arkansas 1-2; Texas A&M 3-0
RANKINGS Neither team is ranked
BETTING LINE Arkansas by 1 1 /2
COACHES Bobby Petrino (6-9 in second year at Arkansas, 47-18 in sixth year overall); Mike Sherman (7-8 in second year at Texas A&M and overall)
SERIES Arkansas leads 38-24-3
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network (beginning at 3 p.m.), including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290 and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, Sirius Radio 122

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Southwest Classic

This Saturday, October 3, 2009, the Razorbacks will take on Texas A&M in former Razorback Jerry Jones's new playground. The hogs are 1-2 and the aggies are 3-0. While undefeated, Texas A&M could be vulnerable because they have not challenged themselves with their previous wins. They were all cupcakes. Also, keep in mind that Arkansas State beat A&M last year and finished the season 4-8.

Petrino hopes playing in Dallas will help with Texas recruiting, which the Razorbacks have always depended heavily on.

BAMA Proves TOO BIG To Beat

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Razorbacks 35-7 in Tuscaloosa. The size, speed, and strength of the #3 ranked team proved too much for the Razorbacks. While the defense played better overall, they still gave up a handful of big plays, and the offense never got in a groove.

This week, the Razorbacks will travel to Dallas to take on Texas A&M in the new billion dollar Cowboys Stadium.
Below are the stats from the Alabama game:

Team Statistics
Razorbacks Crimson Tide
First Downs 14 18
Passing 10 9
Rushing 3 6
Penalty 1 3
Third Down Efficiency 2-14 6-15
Fourth Down Efficiency 1-3 0-1
Total Plays 67 65
Average Gain Per Play 3.8 6.5
Rushes 26 41
Average Per Rush 2.4 3.3
Completions-Attempts 16-41 17-24
Yards Per Pass Play 4.7 12.1
Times Sacked 3 1
Yards Lost to Sacks 28 2
Had Intercepted 1 0
PUNTS 10 7
Average Punt 35.8 41.1
Penalty Yards 98 60
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 12 35 160 34.3 4.6 3 28 1 1
T. Wilson 4 6 31 66.7 5.2 0 0 0 0
Alabama Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
G. McElroy 17 24 291 70.8 12.1 1 2 3 0
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
M. Smith 12 61 5.1 18 0 0
R. Wingo 4 12 3.0 9 0 0
B. Green 2 10 5.0 5 0 0
K. Davis 2 6 3.0 3 0 0
D. Breeding 1 1 1.0 1 0 0
D. Johnson 2 1 0.5 5 0 0
R. Mallett 3 0 0.0 0 0 0
Alabama Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
T. Richardson 9 65 7.2 52 1 0
M. Ingram 17 50 2.9 14 1 0
T. Grant 13 16 1.2 10 0 0
G. McElroy 2 3 1.5 5 0 0
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
J. Adams 6 81 13.5 25 0 0
G. Childs 4 60 15.0 20 1 0
D. Williams 2 26 13.0 23 0 0
J. Wright 1 14 14.0 14 0 0
B. Green 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
C. Hamilton 1 3 3.0 3 0 0
K. Davis 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0
Alabama Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
M. Maze 2 88 44.0 80 1 0
J. Jones 2 65 32.5 50 1 0
D. Hanks 1 32 32.0 32 0 0
R. Upchurch 3 30 10.0 13 0 0
M. Ingram 3 21 7.0 14 1 0
C. Peek 2 19 9.5 14 0 0
T. Grant 1 18 18.0 18 0 0
T. Richardson 2 16 8.0 9 0 0
P. Dial 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 1
Alabama XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
L. Tiffin 5 5 0 0 0 0.0 5
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 9 39.8 52 1 3 0
Alabama Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
P. Fitzgerald 7 41.1 51 0 2 3
Kick/Punt Returns
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 81 27.0 52 0
B. Barnett 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 21 21.0 21 0
J. Norton 1 3 3.0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Alabama PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
L. Washington 1 16 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
T. Grant 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 33 16.5 20 0
J. Arenas 4 59 14.8 18 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gameday - Alabama

WHEN 2:30 p.m. Central
WHERE Bryant-Denny Stadium (92,012), Tuscaloosa, Ala.
RECORDS Arkansas 1-1 (0-1 SEC); Alabama 3-0 (0-0 SEC)
RANKINGS Alabama is ranked No. 3 by The Associated Press
BETTING LINE Alabama by 17 1 /2
COACHES Bobby Petrino (6-8 in second year at Arkansas, 47-17 in sixth year overall); Nick Saban (22-8 in third year at Alabama, 113-50-1 in 14th year overall)
SERIES Alabama leads 11-8 overall, 9-8 since Arkansas joined the SEC. The series is 4-4 in Tuscaloosa, including Arkansas’ victory by forfeit in 1993.
TELEVISION CBS RADIO Razorback Sports Network (beginning at 3 p.m.), including KABZFM, 103.7, in Little Rock; KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville; and Sirius Radio 219, XM 200

Friday, September 25, 2009

Arkansas vs. Alabama CBS Preview

Hogs vs. Elephants

ESPN Story on Razorback Great Quinn Grovey

Where are they now: Quinn Grovey

September 25, 2009 4:03 PM

Posted by's Chris Low

Leaving the state of Oklahoma to play football wasn’t easy for Quinn Grovey.

He jokes that former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer could recruit a shark to live on dry land.

And to this day, the folks in Grovey’s hometown of Duncan, Okla., still let him hear about it when he goes home.

“But it’s the best decision I ever made,” said Grovey, one of the most exciting quarterbacks in Arkansas history. “There’s nothing like Hog football. If I had to do it all over again, I’d choose Arkansas 10 out of 10 times.”
Joe Patronite /Allsport
Quinn Grovey says he has no regrets about leaving his home state to play for Arkansas.

As fate would have it, Arkansas played Oklahoma in the 1987 Orange Bowl following Grovey’s first season in Fayetteville. He redshirted that year and didn’t play, but the 42-8 loss to the Sooners reverberated in more ways than one.

“Every time they scored a touchdown, they’d drive by our house and throw oranges,” remembered Grovey, who finds the prank funnier now than he did nearly 23 years ago. “Our front yard was covered in oranges.”

By the time Grovey left Arkansas in 1990, he was covered in adulation. He remains one of the most popular Hogs of the Southwest Conference era and really never left.

Now 41, he still lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Stacy, and their 15-year-old daughter, Kelsey. Grovey is a regional human resources manager at Home Depot and travels extensively in his job.

On the weekends, he can be heard on the Arkansas radio network. He’s a co-host of the pregame and postgame shows and serves as the sideline reporter during games.

“These fans eat, drink and sleep Hog football, and to be able to bring it to them is pretty special,” said Grovey, who played briefly in the CFL after leaving Arkansas.

The Hog Nation can still see No. 4 scooting around right end on an option keeper and leading Arkansas to back-to-back Southwest Conference championships in 1988 and 1989. A three-year starter, he finished his career with 4,496 passing yards and 1,746 rushing yards.

Grovey passed for 29 touchdowns and ran for 21 touchdowns. He and Matt Jones are the only players in Arkansas history in the 20-20 club.

Winning the back-to-back SWC titles remains Grovey’s fondest memory, particularly since Arkansas hadn’t won one in nine years.

“Going to the Cotton Bowl those two years was special, even though we didn’t win either one,” said Grovey, who played for Ken Hatfield at Arkansas. “It was good just to be a part of that whole experience and to see what it meant to the Hog fans to be there in Dallas.”

Grovey’s most memorable game is easy: Arkansas’ 45-39 win over Houston in 1989. He outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware that day, only a week after Houston and its run-and-shoot offense had mauled SMU 95-21.

“It was a must-win game for us to keep our Cotton Bowl hopes alive,” recalled Grovey, who rushed for three touchdowns, threw two touchdowns passes and finished with 335 yards of total offense. “We had just come off a tough loss to Texas and had to have that game to stay in contention. We probably played our best game of the season.”

Grovey said he was blessed to be surrounded by great players at Arkansas, including the likes of Barry Foster, Steve Atwater and Wayne Martin.

He also played against some great players.

“Andre Ware and I used to go at it. We had a pretty good rivalry going,” Grovey said. “Defensively, I could name the entire 1987 Miami Hurricane defense, but that would probably take too long. They had a great player at every position.”

The Hurricanes routed Arkansas 51-7 that season in Little Rock on their way to the national championship. That next year, Arkansas was leading Miami in the fourth quarter at the Orange Bowl, but the Hurricanes kicked a field goal in the final minutes to win 18-16 and send the Hogs to their first loss of the season after a 10-0 start.

For Grovey, that one still stings.

“We had them beat, and they came back and got us there at the end,” he said.

Grovey said the biggest change he’s seen in college football, specifically the SEC, is the NFL's influence with all the intricate schemes the teams are running now on offense and defense.

“With all the former NFL coaches in this league, what they’re doing on this level schematically is completely different,” Groves said. “When I played, you didn’t see fire blitzes and zone blitzes. Now, they’ve got people coming out of nowhere after the quarterback.

“It’s a whole new ballgame with how they’re trying to confuse the quarterback on the pre-snap read. They’re also asking the quarterbacks to do more. They’re asking the receivers to do more. Nowadays, you’ve got people reading coverages on the run. There are so many things people are trying to do to gain an advantage. It's confusing for everybody."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

D Wins Game


The Razorbacks came up short in a Saturday night shootout that lasted almost 4 hours. The ball was full of helium as both QBs threw for 5 touchdowns. The clock ticked very slowly and both defenses looked soft.

The Razorback defense was absolutely terrible. Especially in the defensive backfield where safeties were consistently out of position and cornerbacks were unable to keep up with wide receivers.

If Willy Robinson does not turn his group around or begin to make wholesale substitutions (think Winston, Crim, Leon, Gordon) in the next few games, he will be looking for a new job soon. In addition, Petrino will obviously need to focus on bringing in defensive players in the 2010 class.

On a positive note, the Razorbacks offense is very, very good and should be able to look impressive throughout the season even against the best defenses. The running game needs a little improvement, but the passing game is top notch.

The hogs are now 1-1, 0-1 in the SEC. This weekend they will travel to Alabama to take on the Crimson Tide. They will play 10 straight games for the remainder of the season with no bye weeks.

Team Statistics
Bulldogs Razorbacks
First Downs 20 17
Passing 15 14
Rushing 4 3
Penalty 1 0
Third Down Efficiency 5-13 3-14
Fourth Down Efficiency 1-1 1-2
Total Plays 62 63
Average Gain Per Play 8.5 7.7
Rushes 36 24
Average Per Rush 4.3 3.2
Completions-Attempts 18-26 21-39
Yards Per Pass Play 14.4 10.5
Times Sacked 1 2
Yards Lost to Sacks 9 9
Had Intercepted 1 0
Average Punt 55.3 37.3
Penalty Yards 93 100
Fumbles Lost 2 1
Georgia Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
J. Cox 18 26 375 69.2 14.4 1 9 5 1
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 21 39 408 53.8 10.5 2 9 5 0
Georgia Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Samuel 16 104 6.5 80 1 0
C. King 11 59 5.4 19 0 0
B. Smith 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
C. Thomas 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
R. Wooten 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
J. Cox 4 -11 -2.8 1 0 0
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
M. Smith 8 59 7.4 23 0 0
D. Johnson 6 16 2.7 6 0 0
R. Mallett 6 4 0.7 6 0 0
B. Green 3 0 0.0 0 0 0
R. Wingo 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Georgia Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
A. Green 7 137 19.6 29 2 0
M. Moore 6 91 15.2 23 0 0
T. King 2 64 32.0 50 1 0
O. Charles 2 62 31.0 44 1 0
A. White 1 21 21.0 21 1 0
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
G. Childs 5 140 28.0 40 2 0
J. Wright 4 108 27.0 48 1 0
D. Williams 4 58 14.5 40 1 0
J. Adams 3 55 18.3 21 1 0
M. Smith 3 33 11.0 18 0 0
C. Hamilton 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
D. Johnson 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Georgia XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
B. Walsh 5 5 3 3 37 100.0 14
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 5 5 2 2 23 100.0 11
Georgia Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Butler 4 55.3 64 0 3 0
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 7 37.3 50 0 1 0
Kick/Punt Returns
Georgia PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
B. Boykin 0 0 0.0 0 0 6 146 24.3 35 0
K. Lanier 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 11 11.0 11 0
B. Smith 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 10 10.0 10 0
P. Miller 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
C. Hamilton 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 50 50.0 50 0
S. Armbrust 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 29 29.0 15 0
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 63 21.0 30 0
J. Norton 1 9 9.0 9 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, September 19, 2009


WHEN 6:45 p.m. Central today
WHERE Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000), Fayetteville
RECORDS Georgia 1-1 (1-0 SEC); Arkansas 1-0
RANKINGS Georgia No. 23 AP, No. 20 coaches poll
LINE Arkansas by 1 1 /2
COACHES Mark Richt (83-23 in ninth year at Georgia and overall); Bobby Petrino (6-7 in second year at Arkansas, 47-16 in sixth year overall)
SERIES Georgia leads 8-3, including 6-1 since Arkansas joined the SEC and 3-0 in Fayetteville.
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network (beginning at 3 p.m.), including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock, and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, Sirius Radio 212

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Arkansas vs. Alabama on CBS

Courtesy: Zack Higbee, Athletic Media Relations Press Release: 09/14/2009

The Arkansas-Alabama football game will be broadcast nationally on CBS at 2:30 p.m. CT, on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline) will call the game. The contest will be the first road game for the Razorbacks of the season as the two teams meet for the 20th time.

Hawgs vs. Dawgs on ESPN

Courtesy: Zack Higbee, Athletic Media Relations Press Release: 09/13/2009

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas-Georgia football game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN at 6:45 p.m. CT, on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Fayetteville, Ark., the Southeastern Conference announced Sunday. Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color) and Erin Andrews (sideline) will call the game.

Arkansas kicks off its 18th SEC season against the Bulldogs. The Razorbacks are 9-8 in their previous 17 conference openers since joining the league in football in 1992. Georgia returns to the league schedule for the Razorbacks for the first time since 2005 and the two will meet in Fayetteville for the first time since 2004.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hogs Start Season Off Right

Dennis Johnson took the opening kickoff the distance for six, and the Razorbacks never looked back on their way to soundly defeating the Missouri State Bears 48-10. Mallett looked sharp completing his first 9 passes, and Wilson played well too. The hogs offense proved explosive and deep at the offensive skill positions. The defense held their own creating two turnovers. However, they did miss some tackles and give up some big yard plays. Special teams did well on field goals and kickoff returns, but the Tejada kicked 2 out of bounds. Punt return did not impress. There were also some penalties that were uncalled for. Unfortunately, London Crawford went down in the game with a broken collarbone, and he'll be out for at least a few weeks.

Below is the statsheet:

Team Statistics
Bears Razorbacks
First Downs 16 29
Passing 7 19
Rushing 4 10
Penalty 5 0
Third Down Efficiency 4-13 3-10
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 3-3
Total Plays 58 71
Average Gain Per Play 3.5 8.3
Rushes 36 30
Average Per Rush 2.3 4.8
Completions-Attempts 13-22 30-41
Yards Per Pass Play 5.6 10.9
Times Sacked 3 0
Yards Lost to Sacks 15 0
Had Intercepted 2 1
Average Punt 41.6 36.0
Penalty Yards 42 60
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Missouri St. Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
C. Kirby 12 20 107 60.0 5.4 3 15 0 2
T. Horner 1 2 16 50.0 8.0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 17 22 309 77.3 14.0 0 0 1 0
T. Wilson 13 19 138 68.4 7.3 0 0 2 1
Missouri St. Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
C. Douglas 11 38 3.5 20 0 0
M. Cooper-Falls 5 34 6.8 25 0 0
J. Davis 6 8 1.3 2 1 0
M. Warren 2 6 3.0 6 0 0
C. Kirby 11 -1 -0.1 5 0 0
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Wingo 8 50 6.3 21 0 0
M. Smith 4 43 10.8 15 1 0
B. Green 10 30 3.0 10 1 0
K. Davis 1 15 15.0 15 0 0
B. Barnett 2 5 2.5 5 0 0
D. Curtis 1 3 3.0 3 0 0
R. Mallett 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
D. Johnson 3 -4 -1.3 1 0 0
Missouri St. Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
C. Harbor 4 61 15.3 26 0 0
J. Emery 2 22 11.0 17 0 0
C. Dotson 3 17 5.7 7 0 0
C. Peachey 1 16 16.0 16 0 0
A. Williams 1 10 10.0 10 0 0
M. Warren 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 0
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
J. Wright 6 139 23.2 58 0 0
J. Adams 4 70 17.5 40 1 0
C. Hamilton 4 56 14.0 35 1 0
G. Childs 4 50 12.5 14 0 0
L. Crawford 2 44 22.0 23 0 0
D. Williams 2 20 10.0 12 0 0
M. Smith 2 19 9.5 16 0 0
B. Cleveland 1 11 11.0 11 0 0
D. Johnson 1 10 10.0 10 0 0
R. Fish 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
D. Curtis 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
R. Wingo 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
V. Stumon 1 2 2.0 2 1 0
Missouri St. XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
M. Hottelman 1 1 1 1 53 100.0 4
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 6 6 2 2 24 100.0 12
Missouri St. Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
J. Chiles 5 41.6 52 0 2 0
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 1 36.0 36 0 1 0
Kick/Punt Returns
Missouri St. PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
J. Saffold 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 65 32.5 45 0
M. Warren 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 46 15.3 18 0
W. Richardet 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 15 15.0 15 0
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 115 57.5 91 1
J. Adams 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
J. Norton 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, September 5, 2009

GAMEDAY - Missouri State

WHEN 6 p.m. Central today
WHERE War Memorial Stadium (53,727), Little Rock
2008 RECORDS Missouri State 4-7; Arkansas 5-7
SERIES Arkansas leads 5-0.
TELEVISION Pay-per-view
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network (beginning at 3 p.m.), including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock, and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, Sirius Radio 197

Friday, September 4, 2009

Razorblogger's Predictions

The 2009 Razorback football season kicks off tomorrow at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Coach Petrino is entering his second season with a more complete team that is anticipated to be much improved on defense and explosive on offense. The players are bigger, stronger, faster, and more experienced with the Petrino system. Razorback fans are excited about the rebounding hogs and the opportunity that a new season brings.

With my own sense of excitement, I've decided to make a brief and very optimistic prediction of how I think the 2009 season might play out. So, here we go...

Sat, Sep 5 Missouri State Final Score: 55-17

Arkansas will have their way with Missouri State. The game will be over at halftime and Arkansas will put up some big numbers on offense and their defense will look very fast and create turnovers. Several Razorback players will get to play in this game and the stat sheet will be full.

Sat, Sep 19 (13) Georgia Final Score: 35-24

Arkansas will have a tough game against Georgia, but they will pull it out in the second half of the ball game thanks to the home crowd and the depth at running back. The hogs offense will bring a balanced attack keeping Georgia's defense on their heels and guessing. This win will be a great boost to the Razorbacks and a huge confidence builder.

Sat, Sep 26 at (5) Alabama Final Score: 24-20

Did we just do that? Yes we did. The Razorbacks will shock a highly ranked Alabama team on the road. The reason? Alabama's offense is not all that, and Arkansas's is. However, Alabama's defense proves their legitimacy. Petrino gets some serious recognition on ESPN as this game makes major headlines.

Sat, Oct 3 at Texas A&M Final Score: 42-28

Arkansas fans travel. Especially to the Big D. Jerry Jones smiles from ear to ear as the Razorbacks dominate their old SWC foe at his new playground.

Sat, Oct 10 Auburn Final Score: 38-21

Auburn will have a rough 2009 season trying to operate Gus Mahlzan's hurry-up, no-huddle offense with new Head Coach Gene Chizick. In October, Auburn fans are trying to figure out if it's possible to rehire Tubberville or save Houston Dale from Ole Miss.

Sat, Oct 17 at (1) Florida Final Score: 21-41

Florida proves too much for Arkansas. Arkansas competes well, but Florida's speed on offense just wears our defense out in the second half. The Razorback players show a little midseason fatigue.

Sat, Oct 24 at (8) Mississippi Final Score: 28-24

Arkansas and Ole Miss tussle in this building rivalry. Arkansas comes up on top due to a late push by the Razorback's offense playing a little of Houston Nutt's old running game.

Sat, Oct 31 Eastern Michigan Final Score: 59-21

Eastern Who? Tyler Wilson gives Mallett a needed breather and hogs coast.

Sat, Nov 7 South Carolina Final Score: 24-13

Arkansas defeats an undisciplined Gamecock team that has lost faith in the Ole Ball Coach.

Sat, Nov 14 Troy Final Score: 35-21

Troy proves tough, but not tough enough. Arkansas's offense wears Troy's defense down early in the game.

Sat, Nov 21 Mississippi State Final Score: 30-10

Arkansas will get revenge for the sloppy loss of last year. This win will come with solid play. The following Monday shows the hogs in the top 5 in the AP. Mississippi State has a terrible season in 2009.

Sat, Nov 28 at (11) LSU Final Score: 20-21

This game is needed to settle a tough battle in the SEC West. If Arkansas wins, they go to Atlanta. If they lose, Alabama goes. Unfortunately, the Razorbacks don't pull it out due to an inability to score on their last possession. Hog fans are disappointed, but pleased when looking back on the season. A big bowl is in their future, and next year brings more anticipation and optimism. Recruiting picks up quickly as 2009 comes to an end.

The Razorbacks will open the 2010 season ranked in the top 10 and deservedly so.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Petrino Beats Bama for Brown

Coach Petrino landed a solid defensive lineman for the 2010 recruiting class yesterday. LaCraig Brown, a 6-4, 261, 4.9 player chose Arkansas over Alabama and others. Brown is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. Brown's commitment brings the overall class number to 10.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Features for Coach Petrino TV Show

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – “Inside Razorback Football with Bobby Petrino,” the official Arkansas Razorbacks football coaches show, is launching a new interactive show format for 2009 providing fans an insightful and entertaining look at Razorback football.

The one-hour show will be broadcast from the Razorbacks’ team meeting room in the Broyles Athletic Center, allowing Petrino to utilize the same technology used for team game preparation in providing fans an insider’s perspective.

“We will utilize Coach Petrino’s brand new smart television technology and a device that will allow him to stop, start, pause and rewind certain plays,” says Ryan Gribble, the general manager of Razorback Sports Properties. “A couple of the segments will be focused on Coach Petrino breaking down key plays, pin-pointing individual roles and sharing with fans how certain plays worked and why. This will give the fans an inside look at Razorback football from Bobby Petrino that cannot be obtained in any other way.”

Other changes include a segment devoted to a look ahead for the upcoming week and an in-depth scouting report against the next opponent. The show will also open the archives and look back at a memorable moment or game against the upcoming opponent with comments from former student-athletes. Other elements of the show include features on current student-athletes and current events, and storylines affiliated with Razorback football.

The show will air statewide on Sundays on the following stations: KATV (immediately following the 10 p.m. news), KNWA (11 p.m.), KFTA (9 p.m.) and Cox Cable Systems (check local listings). The show will also be aired regionally on the following stations: Cox Sports Television, Comcast Sports Southeast, Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southwest (check local listings). The show will also be available on Monday evenings through RazorVision on The first show will air on Sunday, Sept. 6, following the Sept. 5 season-opener against Missouri State in Little Rock.

The program will be hosted by Arkansas Director of Broadcasting and radio play-by-play man Chuck Barrett.

Sponsors for the 2009 edition of “Inside Razorback Football with Bobby Petrino” are Adidas, Ag-Pro, Allen’s, AQ Chicken, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Coleman Dairy, Crews and Associates, Dasani, Diamond Foods, Dillard’s, Farm Bureau, Fayetteville Auto Park, Great Southern Wood, K-MAC Enterprises Taco Bell, The Lindsey Company, Northwest Health Systems, Petit Jean Meats, Sargento Foods, Simmons First, Sonic Drive-Ins, Tony Chachere’s, Wal-Mart and XM Satellite Radio.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Amid the excitement leading up to the start of Coach Petrino's much anticipated second season, the University of Arkansas and the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce are partnering up to make the 2009 opening weekend a celebration to remember. Hog fans will be ready to roll on Saturday after a week of getting pepped up for the first game. The Razorbacks open their season in Little Rock at War Memorial Stadium against Missouri State at 6:00pm, September 5.

Summary of events:

RazorRock Schedule of Events:

Monday, Aug. 31
Little Rock Touchdown Club
Featuring Bobby Petrino, head football coach, University of Arkansas
Embassy Suites Little Rock
Lunch 11:00 am; Program 12:00 pm
Little Rock Touchdown Club Members $20; Guests $30
For more information, e-mail Kelly Lasseigne

Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield Cardinals
Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1
Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter)
Networking Reception
Featuring Skip Rutherford
Dean, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service)
The Value of Education and Community Service
Sturgis Hall, 5:30-7 p.m.
$5 Arkansas Alumni Association Members; $10 Guests

Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3
Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter) Luncheon
Featuring Dr. Fitz Hill
President, Arkansas Baptist College)
The Importance of Education
North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$15 Arkansas Alumni Association Members; $20 Guests

Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4
Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter)
Pre-Rally Networking Social
Gusano’s, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

RazorRock Rally
Featuring University of Arkansas Marching Razorback Band, cheerleaders, pom pom squad and Tusk
Junction Bridge, North & South Banks of Arkansas River,
Downtown Little Rock & North Little Rock
6-6:30 p.m.

Parade to Dickey-Stephens Park
6:30 p.m.

Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m.
National anthem by University of Arkansas Marching Razorback Band
Fireworks immediately following game

Press Story on the Event:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On Monday, Aug. 17, community leaders from the Little Rock region and University of Arkansas officials announced plans for RazorRock, billed as Central Arkansas’ week-long Razorback football rally. The series of events will lead into Arkansas’ Sept. 5 home opener against Missouri State in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium.

The announcement was made at a 10 a.m. Monday news conference in the Little Rock Regional Chamber’s AT&T Auditorium featuring Jeff Long, vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas.

“We are excited about RazorRock and the weeklong celebration associated with our football game at War Memorial Stadium,” said Long. “Central Arkansas has always been strong supporters of the University of Arkansas and the Razorback program, RazorRock is another demonstration of their great passion. RazorRock events will help build even more excitement prior to our opening game on September 5th. We are appreciative of the many organizations and businesses that have come together to make certain that the Razorbacks’ trip to the Capital City will be a memorable one for everyone involved.”

“The Arkansas Razorbacks have a rich history as a great unifier in our state,” said Greg Nabholz, board member of the Argenta Downtown Council and chairman of RazorRock. “That is particularly evident when the Hogs come to Central Arkansas.”

Nabholz continued, “RazorRock was born of our community’s desire to expand the Razorback fan experience to more than just one day.”

According to Nabholz, the rally and events are simply bonuses to the region’s existing world-class attractions, culture, dining, entertainment, recreation, shopping and sports. “Our message to fans across the state and beyond our borders is ‘When you come to the Little Rock region for the game, come early and stay late’.”

The week will culminate in a first-ever, Friday night pep rally on the historic Junction Bridge, connecting the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock.

The entire University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band, under the direction of Christopher Knighten, the new director of athletic bands, as well as the university’s cheerleaders, pom squad and Tusk will come to Central Arkansas a day early to be a part of the rally. The Arkansas River will be filled by the inaugural Razorback Navy – boaters from up and down the river. In the north shore RV park, overflow Road Hogs will bring and share their own traditions.

Following the event on the bridge, the band will parade to Dickey-Stephens Park to play the national anthem before the Arkansas Travelers play the last of a four-game series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

RazorRock officially begins Monday, Aug. 31, with a Little Rock Touchdown Club luncheon featuring coach Bobby Petrino.

“It’s a rare and special opportunity to have the head coach on game week,” said Ron Rainey, president of the Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter), who introduced the week’s schedule of events. “We appreciate coach Petrino and David Bazzel, Kelly Lasseigne and their Little Rock Touchdown Club team for launching RazorRock was such a high profile event.”

Bookended by the Petrino luncheon and Junction Bridge pep rally will be three Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter) events and the four Arkansas Travelers games at Dickey-Stephens Park. According to Rainey, other events may be added as the event draws closer.

The Capital Chapter will also offer RazorRock 2009 wrist bands, which will give the purchaser discounts in participating area businesses. All proceeds from the band sales will go to funding the chapter’s five University of Arkansas scholarships for Central Arkansas students. “We’re hoping sales will allow us to fund a sixth scholarship,” said Rainey.

RazorRock is sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, AT&T, Arkansas Travelers, Argenta Downtown Council and Downtown Little Rock Partnership.

RazorRock partners include Argenta Downtown Council, Arkansas Alumni Association (Capital Chapter), Arkansas River Cities Sports Commission, Arkansas Travelers, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Little Rock Touchdown Club, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, Razorback Foundation, Razorback Navy, University of Arkansas and War Memorial Stadium.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit All events and times are subject to change.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Isaac Madison Out for Season

Starting cornerback Isaac Madison injured his knee today at practice and will likely miss the rest of the season with surgery and rehab. This is a big hit to the Razorback defensive backfield. Madison was the top corner returning for the Razorbacks. It now looks like the JUCO transfers and Freshmen will definitely see playing time this year.

Saturday Scrimmage



Friday, August 7, 2009

LED Addition

According to the University website a new LED ribbon board will be installed at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium before the start of this year. This new addition goes along with the new turf as upgrades for the 2009 season. This new $1.2 million addition should match the Pigscreen pretty well. On the east side, two 90-foot systems are being replaced with one larger ribbon board approximately 330 feet in length. On the west, two 90-foot systems are being replaced with two 100-foot boards. The pixel pitch of the new boards is 20 millimeters compared to 25 on the SMARTVISION LED video board in the north end zone, which allows for even sharper, clearer images and messages. The new boards will be up and functioning by the September 19 game against Georgia. Last year, the University installed ribbon screens at Bud Walton Arena - home of the hoop hogs.

School's In Session

The Razorback football squad hit the practice fields for the first time this week. Thursday's practice was mostly a walk through for the newcomers and Friday was mostly a day of position drills. Many of the returners have bulked up and look the part, and many of the newcomers, especially the JUCO transfers, look ready and able to contribute. The coaches are excited to evaluate the talent and teach some football. Practices are ope to the public from August 5th-August 21.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Broderick Green Cleared to Play in 2009

The NCAA granted a clearance for USC transfer running back, Broderick Green, to be eligible to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks this fall. Huge news for hog fans. Green is a Rivals 4 star RB from Pulaski Academy in Arkansas. Green is 6'1", 240 and runs a 4.6 40.

2009 Razorback Rap Video

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crim Reaper Cleared and on Campus

Rudell Crim, a Rivals 4 star CB/S, Junior College transfer has been officially cleared by the NCAA to play for the Razorbacks this fall. Crim is 6'0" and runs a 4.4. He should bring an big lift to the Razorback secondary that has struggled in recent years. There is a good chance of him starting or playing a significant role in the Razorbacks' secondary. Crim comes to Arkansas via Butler Community College and high school in Tallahassee, FL (Rickards).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

See Cobi Run

Check out incoming Razorback reciever Cobi Hamilton of Texarkana dominating some Texas High School track. He closes this 4x200 in strong form. Woo Pig Sooiee!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Petrino Speaks at Media Days

Bobby Petrino, Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach, at 2009 SEC Media Days

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dirty Winston Cleared by NCAA

Coach Petrino and all Razorback fans can breath a big sigh of relief tonight as it is now official that the NCAA has cleared Darius "Dirty" Winston to attend the University of Arkansas this fall and play for the Razorbacks. Darius is a Rivals 5 Star cornerback recruit from Helena, Arkansas. This is great news for the Razorbacks defense, which has struggled in recent years at the defensive back position. Look for Winston, 6'0" 180 4.3, to see the field and make plays as a true freshman. He's that good. Winston is academically qualified by the NCAA and his paperwork was officially cleared today. He'll head to Arkansas for two-a-days in early August.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The New Turf is Set

One of Coach Petrino first requests as Head Hog was to replace the grass field at Razorback Stadium with artificial turf. The University recently fulfilled the request. Petrino wanted a faster field that he could utilize for practice on game weeks to prepare for home games. Hopefully it will lead to more home wins in Fayetteville...we're still awaiting comment from former athletic director Frank Broyles; the namesake of the football field.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Herbstreit High on Hogs

"A team that is coming is Arkansas. Coach Bobby Petrino took so much negative press in the way the Atlanta Falcon situation ended that people forget the job he did at Louisville. He's a heck of a coach with a great offensive mind. He's got (quarterback) Ryan Mallet [sic], if he can stay out of trouble. They have enough skill (players) there. They'll get someone in Fayetteville and embarrass them. They'll be a surprise team."

-Kirk Herbstreit

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Petrino Names Starting QB

Petrino Tabs Mallett As Starting QB
by Staff

As expected, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino named sophomore Ryan Mallett the starting quarterback entering the fall.

Mallett, the transfer from Michigan, worked with the first team throughout most of the spring. He beat out Tyler Wilson for the job, but both could play if the Razorbacks faced a game this weekend.

Petrino said he would start Mallett, but Wilson would play first series of second quarter. It's something Petrino did at Louisville.

Petrino informed the quarterbacks of the decision on Tuesday.

Mallett finished 15 of 26 or 233 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the spring game. Wilson was 23-of-36 for 301 yards with two touchdowns and an interception playing for both the Red and White teams.

Petrino said Mallett provided the needed leadership and showed more polished in the run game.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009