Sports Illustrated analyst explains why Arkansas could go from 2-10 to bowl-eligible in 2019
The Arkansas Razorbacks had a rough 2019 season, punctuated by embarrassing losses to Colorado State and North Texas.
As part of the 2-10 overall record, the Hogs also finished 0-8 in SEC play, setting up for an important 2019 season for second-year head coach Chad Morris.
However, there is some hope. The Hogs have a strong recruiting class coming in, and at least one Sports Illustrated analyst thinks Arkansas can go from 2-10 to a bowl game.
In a story about teams with the best chance to turn things around in 2019, SI analyst Joan Niesen named a few reasons why the Hogs could do just that:
Chad Morris gets his former SMU quarterback, Ben Hicks, for a season as a graduate transfer, and he pulled in the No. 23 recruiting class this winter, up from No. 43 a year ago. Plus, Arkansas’s non-conference schedule will likely give it some padding: it gets San Jose State, which won one game last year, along with a downtrodden Western Kentucky, FCS Portland State and Colorado State.
Even with four probable wins in non-conference play, the Hogs will need to win two SEC games, so we’ll see if Morris’s crew can pull that off.
Read Niesen’s full comments about the Razorbacks here, and see what teams the other Sports Illustrated analysts chose.