Should Arkansas be taken seriously? Paul Finebaum names Razorbacks' biggest problem
The Arkansas Razorbacks are off to an incredible start this season, going 4-0 with wins over ranked Texas and Texas A&M squads.
After a 20-10 win over the Aggies in Dallas on Saturday, the Hogs are riding high under second-year head coach Sam Pittman.
But, what can slow down this squad? On SportsCenter, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said Arkansas’s brutal schedule is something that can hold the team back:
“They are very good,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter Sunday morning. “They own the state of Texas this morning after having beaten the Longhorns a couple weeks ago and (Texas) A&M yesterday. But the problem is the schedule.
“Not only do they have to deal with Alabama in the next to the last game of the season, but guess where they go this coming Saturday? They go to Athens to take on the No. 2 team in the country (Georgia) who many think could be the best team in the country. That’s really the problem. I think they’re really well coached under Sam Pittman, who’s already a National Coach of the Year candidate.
“I just don’t think they can both negotiate both Alabama and Georgia on the schedule.”
Arkansas heads to Athens to play Georgia this coming Saturday, so we’ll get our first look at how the Hogs handle an elite squad. Still, things are looking up in Fayetteville!