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I am convinced that the NCAA must change their rules so that the COACHES face a large portion of the penalties. If a coach (head coach, position coach, recruiting coordinator, etc) are found in violation of NCAA rules then THEY must have the punishment tagged on them as well. When coaches like Briles are actually allowed to work at another school (if they were stupid/desperate enough to hire him) with no punishment from the activities at Baylor then that is wrong. If Freeze did what is alleged here and is removed from his head coaching job, there is nothing stopping another school from hiring him as coach or coordinator and then Ole Miss would still face the punishment the Freeze team put on Ole Miss.
I wish people would shut up about firing Coach B. Yeah this year wasn't great but you know what, firing him and starting over will make the next two years even worse. Firing the coach is not the answer. Coach B has more great things going on for the program than we have seen in a LONG time. This season we were plagued with not enough speed in the front seven on defense and too many weak links on the offensive line. The running game could never be established as a dominating force because the line was over-matched at too many positions. Having Ragnow return for his senior year will help that a lot. I was worried about this O-line when Froholdt was moved to O-Line and started at guard. He never played O-line before and if he was starting then there was a serious lack of depth in the line. He may be a good player in the future, but he was seriously overmatched a lot this year. Defensively, they need more speed at linebackers and defensive ends. To me it seemed that the playmakers on defense knew that they were a half step slower than the opponent so they over-committed to make plays. When they were right they made a great stop, when they were wrong (and it happened more often than not) the opponent made a big play. The Hogs will return Allen at QB, a stable full of good to great running backs, and several good pass catchers. If the O-Line can improve this off season they will be fine. Defense we need to see more speed and more depth at LB. Coach B has the team going in the right direction. He is a great man and is building a great program full of quality young men. I'd love to have him coach my son. You are doing the program no benefit by saying "fire Bielema" so please just stop.
I wish people would shut up about firing Coach B. Yeah this year wasn't great but you know what, firing him and starting over will make the next two years even worse. Firing the coach is not the answer. Coach B has more great things going on for the program than we have seen in a LONG time. This season we were plagued with not enough speed in the front seven on defense and too many weak links on the offensive line. The running game could never be established as a dominating force because the line was over-matched at too many positions. Having Ragnow return for his senior year will help that a lot. I was worried about this O-line when Froholdt was moved to O-Line and started at guard. He never played O-line before and if he was starting then there was a serious lack of depth in the line. He may be a good player in the future, but he was seriously overmatched a lot this year. Defensively, they need more speed at linebackers and defensive ends. To me it seemed that the playmakers on defense knew that they were a half step slower than the opponent so they over-committed to make plays. When they were right they made a great stop, when they were wrong (and it happened more often than not) the opponent made a big play. The Hogs will return Allen at QB, a stable full of good to great running backs, and several good pass catchers. If the O-Line can improve this off season they will be fine. Defense we need to see more speed and more depth at LB. Coach B has the team going in the right direction. He is a great man and is building a great program full of quality young men. I'd love to have him coach my son. You are doing the program no benefit by saying "fire Bielema" so please just stop.
Razorback games in Little Rock? This author knows nothing about the Hogs. I grew up in Central Arkansas and went to many games in old War Memorial Stadium. Its time has passed. The best gift would be for the Hogs to have all their home games on campus. Having games in LR is a lost weekend for recruiting and really does nothing for the team.
I'd rather have them than Beth Mowins. She is the worst announcer in the business.
also wondering this as well. Ragnow was named as an All American
was thinking the same thing
I believe this is the fill in after Michigan canceled the series with the Hogs.
Most of the people "projecting" the final four for the NCAA football playoff are wrong. They are still using a "X team was ranked last week so they will start there this week" system. The playoff committed uses a points gained system. This week the only teams that can gain points are the ones playing. Ohio State has peaked. The ONLY way they make the playoffs is if there are multiple upsets this weekend. Washington added a lot of points last night. They won a power 5 championship vs a top 10 ranked opponent at a neutral site. This will be added to the points they have already earned and place them anywhere in the top four. The Big 12 (-2) sort of figured this out by moving their last games to conference championship week so at least their teams have a chance to add more points. Michigan and Ohio State cannot add anymore points. The only way they move up in the standings is if other teams drop down. When people finally realized this is the structure, it will smooth out greatly.
Wow four teams averaged 100,000+ in attendance. But only four teams have stadiums over 100k. Good news is that all but three teams had over 95% average capacity (Kentucky, Vandy, and Mizzou were the bottom). Six teams had over 99% average capacity. Ole Miss, with one of the smallest stadiums in the SEC actually led the conference in average attendance vs capacity (101.36%)
Sorry, I want Strong at Arkansas. After all, Strong is an Arkansas native
100% I get sick of these idiots who call themselves Hog fans who are calling for CBB to be fired. He came into an absolute disaster of a program after Petrino. There was next to no talent and zero depth. The 0-8 SEC record his first year should not count against him. Coming into this year eight wins would have been considered a good season. Most people projected a loss vs TCU and Florida. Additionally, people forget that LB depth was still not there to start the season. Yes, Brooks Ellis is there, but he couldn't do it all. He is a great player but he knows that he had to be everywhere at once, thus he would over pursue plays getting him out of position. The other LB's were rotating on the injury list. Who else would come to Arkansas? The list was not long when they were hiring Bielema. In fact is was considered a coup by Jeff Long when he hired Coach B. If the Hogs were to (foolishly) let CBB go you wouldn't see the who's who of college football lining up to take the job. At best you'd get a re-tread coach coming off a failed stint at another school looking for a job or a completely unproven coordinator who would be out of his league making his first FBS head coaching gig. Arkansas is not Bama. Hell the only schools who could even come close right now are LSU and possibly Florida (why they are not dominating is baffling to me). A&M has the base to be a dominant team, but they have rarely been a consistent upper echelon program (I'm talking over the history of NCAA football, they have had a few good years but not decade after decade of great football). Arkansas is great when there are great in-state recruiting classes. Sadly that only happens once every eight to ten years. All these dolts calling for Coach B to be fired can quit calling themselves Hog Fans as they have no clue about reality. I like what coach B is building. I would want him to coach my son and I proud that he is the Head Hog.
Chip Brown was the author of the initial rumors. He of the "Nick Sabin has signed to be the next Texas Head Coach" stories.
Cold air affecting the hogs? You do know that Fayetteville, AR is just a couple hours dive away from Columbia? Do you remember last year it was played in near freezing temps and rain in Fayetteville? Fayetteville is in the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks. I doubt that weather has any impact on one team over the other in this game. The Razorback QB, Austin Allen is A LOT better than Drew Lock right now. The Razorback RB's are a lot better than the Mizzou RB's. Mizzou lost badly to LSU, Florida, and Tennessee with losses to West Virginia, Georgia, Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Their best win was vs Vandy. Arkansas won at TCU and Miss State with home wins vs Ole Miss and Florida. Arkansas lost to a full strength A&M, played Alabama closer than most teams, and was torched at Auburn after playing a grueling eight game stretch. Yes, Arkansas's run defense is horrible. There is no excuse. Missouri's defense is bad and played a level of competition easier than what the Hogs faced. I think the Hogs are a better team than Missouri and should win the game. I don't see the rushing attack by Missouri challenging the Razorback front like LSU, or Auburn, or A&M did. My prediction: Arkansas 35 Missouri 20
This report, as with most things coming from Chip Brown, is false. He is putting it out there so that after Texas fires Strong (bad move IMO) and hires Herman it will have the look that Texas is better than LSU as they were able to land Herman while LSU didn't. Chip Brown is all about making up reports to make the team he supports look good.
Anything that Chip Brown reports as "sources say" need to be filed as 100% fiction. His "sources" are usually as made up as the information they are providing him. He just wants to see his name being talked about. He is worse than most of those FS1 sports debate show hosts.
Looking at the B1G teams in the rankings. I think the following will happen 2. Ohio State beats 3. Michigan (eliminating Michigan from the playoffs) 7. Penn State loses to 6. Wisconsin in the B1G Championship game. That knocks Penn State out and moves Wisconsin up into the top 4 with 1. Alabama (SEC Champ), 2. Clemson (ACC Champ), 3. Washington (Pac12 Champ) and 4. Wisconsin (B1G Champ). OSU, by not winning the B1G is not in the Playoffs.
SDS must have people who don't know anything about bowl season or history. In the 57th Liberty Bowl, held January 2, 2016, the University of Arkansas beat Kansas State 45-23. Yes, attendance for the bowl was the highest since the last time Arkansas attended the bowl in 2010, but for the same two teams to be invited to the very same bowl match up two seasons in a row is not just highly unlikely, it doesn't happen when bowls get to open invite teams. Projecting one or the other team to make a second appearance could happen, but is extremely doubtful. My Predictions: Playoffs - Alabama Allstate Sugar Bowl - Florida vs. Big 12 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl - Tennessee vs. Big Ten or ACC AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl - Texas A&M vs. Big Ten or ACc AutoZone Liberty Bowl - LSU vs. Big 12 Belk Bowl - Kentucky vs. ACC Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - Arkansas vs. ACC or Big Ten Outback Bowl - Georgia vs. Big Ten TaxSlayer Bowl - Auburn vs. ACC or Big Ten Birmingham Bowl - S. Carolina vs. American Athletic Camping World Independence Bowl - Ole Miss vs. ACC And Vandy gets a bowl invite due to graduation rate.
and hopefully he will be a great DC at Fayetteville next year :)