Greg McElroy says he's not sold yet on Arkansas' defense but sees potential
Arkansas is 3-0 and ranked No. 10 in this week’s AP Top 25.
The Razorbacks will face their biggest test of the season Saturday, as they face No. 23 Texas A&M in a neutral site game in Arlington, Texas.
To this point, pass defense is the lone area in which Arkansas has looked vulnerable.
The Razorbacks are giving up 353 yards per game through the air.
On Wednesday during ESPN’s “Always College Football,” analyst Greg McElroy expressed some concern but also some optimism about Arkansas’ potential on the defensive side of the ball.
“Briefly about Arkansas’ defense, Barry Odom and company,” McElroy said. “You look at Arkansas last year, early on in the season, Arkansas was playing excellent defense. … And then for whatever reason as the season went along it just kind of got away from them a little bit.
“This year, I get the sense that the defensive performances can be a little more repeatable. I was a little concerned with what I saw out of the Cincinnati game. I thought there were a few too many opportunities for balls to be thrown over their head and thought that had Cincinnati connected on a couple of those throws, which were connectable, that game would have been very, very different. I’m not sure I’m one hundred percent sold on where Arkansas is at defensively right now. I think they need to shore a couple of things up in the back end, but against the run there’s some things to feel good about.”
You can see all of McElroy’s thoughts in the video below: