Oh man, I said to my dad (he's a Bama fan), "I didn't know the Gators hired Les Miles." Good to hear I'm not the only one who thought along the same lines.
But there no Manti Te'o for the ratings this year.
I couldn't read that comment with a straight face either.
That would be COVID-19/2020 worthy right there.
I would also say that it's better to be banned from this year vs next year. Who knows, maybe LSU has another miracle season next year and a bowl ban next year would stifle that. Might as well get the bowl ban out of the way now.
I have a feeling this will be good for the top 4 teams in the conference and bad for the bottom 4 teams. Watch teams like Vandy be exclusively on ESPN+.
Oh boy...looks like we're trying to turn this game into a rivalry game. lol
Except he didn't launch, so, there goes your argument.
Sam Pittman blasts Arkansas fan on social media over his handling of the Jalen Catalon targeting call
Just like there are some Arkansas fans whose comments make me cringe. We have to take the good with the bad I guess. Too bad it's usually the bad that are making the most comments...the squeaky wheel so to speak.
As you watch the video, he comes in to the screen squared up, realizes that the receiver is going low, so turns his body in an effort to not hit the man and avoid the forcible contact. In doing so, they collide right shoulder to right shoulder. Also, targeting means taking aim, which him attempting to avoid contact is not taking aim. Additionally, shoulder pads aren't considered head or neck, so...yeah. Oh, here's the rule in case you're wondering. Targeting and Making Forcible Contact to Head or Neck Area of a Defenseless Player ARTICLE 4. No player shall target and make forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent (See Note 2 below) with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulder. This foul requires that there be at least one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question, it is a foul (Rules 2-27-14 and 9-6). (A.R. 9-1-4-I-VI). Note 1: "Targeting" means that a player takes aim at an opponent for purposes of attacking with forcible contact that goes beyond making a legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. Some indicators of targeting include but are not limited to: - Launch-a player leaving his feet to attack an opponent by an upward and forward thrust of the body to make forcible contact in the head or neck area. (He clearly didn't do that.) - A crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area, even though one or both feet are still on the ground. (He didn't do that either.) - Leading with helmet, shoulder, forearm, fist, hand or elbow to attack with forcible contact at the head or neck area. (Sure, he technically led with the shoulder, but he was not taking aim for the purpose of forcible AND he hit the receiver's shoulder...so, not neck or head area.) - Lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contact with the crown of the helmet. (Again, didn't do this.)
I hope so, but that doesn't make it a rivalry. There's more bad blood between Arkansas and Texas and it's been a hot minute since they've played. So, as bmlock said, Arkansas-LSU is more of a rivalry than the manufactured one between Arkansas and Mizzou.
I don't think this cost them the game. The pick surely didn't help as that set LSU up with an easy TD. The no clear recovery fumble hurt more as that left our defense out on the field longer, however, the next play was almost a pick anyway. We make the pick and there's only a one play difference. Instead, a few plays later we get a fumble to end their drive. What really killed us was COVID destroying our defensive line. When you have 1 starter and a bunch of RS FR or true FR leading the way while playing DTs at the DEs position because you have to, things aren't going to go exactly according to plan. Tack on the fact that our offense couldn't stay on the field very long and you gas your defense in a hurry. The that we held them scoreless in the second half until the last drive showed that our defense still had fight in them. Just needed the offense to do their job.
Bama can't play LSU on the 12th as LSU is already playing Florida due to their game being postponsed earlier in the year. Bama has only had one game postponed versus LSU and Missouri who have both had 2 games postponed. I believe Florida had a game postponed, but their bye week got moved so they could play one of them and they still have the game on the 12th against LSU. I honestly don't see how Bama can play LSU this season.
Florida is already playing LSU the week prior to the CCG...so no bye for them.
Everyone wants Bama...until they get Bama (Clemson being the exception).
Time to improve visitor locker rooms in the SEC? Greg Sankey says that’s a ‘conversation that needs to be had’
I see what you did there.
Arkansas football: If Razorbacks play, Barry Odom has opportunity to lock up Broyles Award at Florida
Some people get Covid, but they are asymptomatic. They still carry the disease and can spread, but they aren't affected by it.
Actually LH61, Nebraska was 10-4 in 2009, 2010, and 2012. They also went 9-4 in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Their only losing season between 2008 and 2016 was a 6-7 season in 2015 under Coach Riley. Under Bo Pelini, Nebraska never had a losing season. Sorry to burst your narrative, but 2020-2016 equals 4 losing seasons, not 6 and they got to Coach Solich's 10 wins 3 times since 2003...all under Bo Pelini.
It's been a long time since Arkansas was in the top 50. That feels good.
My wife came up with a good idea. If the game cannot be made up, then the team responsible for the postponement would forfeit for failure to maintain COVID-19 protocols. Granted, this could pose issues if say Arkansas has to postpone and still has the Dec 12th open date but their opponent has already used it for another other make up game. Then, who would be the one to forfeit then? Other option is to make them up after the 19th...say if two teams didn't make a bowl, but they need to make up a game, then go for it.
I agree. I expect Florida to follow A&M's plan and that could be troublesome for us. If the hurricane factor's in, it could help our chances, but otherwise I see Florida doing to us what A&M did.
Every year I've watched this game hoping that it would be the year that we finally win it and every year, we are oh so close and it slips through our fingers. Maybe this year?
As an Arkansas fan, I hope you're right and we win, but our offense hasn't proved to be efficient. Sure, we scored 33 on Ole Miss, but without the 2 pick 6s, our offense scored 19 to Ole Miss's 21. If our offense can get rolling and be complimentary to our defense, we won't just be a tough team to play, we'll be a tough team to beat.
At least the SEC eventually came out and said they were wrong about not reviewing the play unlike the Arkansas game. Still waiting on the explanation for that one. Ole Miss 2-3* Arkansas 3-1*
I hope Barry Odom's wife is like Jamie and will put Barry in the dog house if he leaves Arkansas like Jamie did Sam when they went to Georgia.
I wouldn't say Arkansas is bad at stopping the run, but it definitely is not their strongest area. Most of the rushing yards against them have come in the second half of games. If the defense can hold them long enough and the offense can build a lead, I think that A&M would be forced to be one dimensional which would play into Arkansas's strength. If it's a close game at half, I expect A&M to pound the rock in the half second and rack up those yards.
I'll be the first to admit that I was a bit skittish with the Pittman hire. I knew he was a great OL coach and I knew how much guys like Dan Skipper would run through a brick wall for him, but I wasn't sold on him being the head guy. Then he goes out and gets Barry Odom for DC. Smart on so many levels as he's a great DC and has HC experience that Pittboss could tap into. I knew we had talent, it was just finding the right guy that could tap into that talent and bring it to the surface. I predicted 4 wins to start the season, now lets get those other 2 wins and snatch a couple more. WOO PIG!!!
While the transformation of the team has been impressive, I have to agree with you, our defensive turnaround has been the biggest surprise. I saw on SEC Nation on Saturday that Arkansas's Defensive Efficiency was #4 in the country. I couldn't believe that we would have any category in the top top 10 after the last 3 seasons, but there it was. And #1 in the SEC in takeaways. WHAT?!?!?!?!?
Does this mean that he'll be eligible to play next year then? If so, I can see where he decided to do this to maybe have an even bigger impact next year. Maybe he figures that our defense will be even better and he wants to be a part of that as well. With the shortened off-season, it could also be a way for him to get better to try to improve his draft stock for the NFL in 2022. If he isn't eligible to play then this move makes no sense at all.
"The Thorpe honor is the latest in several awards Morgan has received this week. The Jim Thorpe Award is presented to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character." I think you confused Hudson Clark and Grant Morgan there.