I've said for four years now, there is no rhyme or reason why a high profile recruit (other than being inside the state of Miss, or a legacy recruit) would choose Ole Miss and their average facilities and average program, over other more high profile and/or established schools, other than there are extra enticements being doled out in Oxford. The Rebs sign classes in the 30's and 40's, occasionally in the 20's, and then all of a sudden Hugh Freeze nabs the #5 class?! Really?! I don't think so.
Byers isn't going to qualify academically, and he has shown zero interest in going to Arkansas. Josh Frazier bought into the Saban-Bama thing, and was a non-factor for the Tide until this year, as opposed to the in-state DL Arkansas did get in Bijhon Jackson. Crockett didn't get an offer because there were character issues, and Arkansas got a higher ranked RB in Devwah Whaley. Do better.
*sigh* Once again SDS gets their "facts" wrong. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium's official capacity is currently 72,000. The university has a few thousand temporary seats that can be brought in, which would account for the attendance being 75,459. There are renovations on-going, which began after the final home game for 2016. The north end zone is being enclosed, adding 5,000 seats (not counting standing areas like they have at the Dallas Cowboys stadium), and two new monster screens. If Hurts thought it was loud this year, wait until there are 77,000 screaming Hog fans in an enclosed stadium in 2018! Maybe Arkansas can find a way to finally beat Bama. Stranger things have happened. WPS!
Alabama is locked in with Hurts for at least the next two years, as long as he stays healthy. Austin Allen will start for Arkansas in 2017, and the O-Line should be better, which will hopefully translate into better protection for Allen. Beilema will need to find new pass catchers to go with the only returning WR with experience, Jared Cornelius. White will probably be the guy for Auburn in 2017, but I can see a drop off in the running game next year IF Pettway leaves early. Stidham's stats are skewed due to the type of offense Baylor runs. Etling will start for LSU, but with Fournette gone, opposing defenses will key on Guice. Without a strong running game, Etling will struggle. Patterson will be a good one for Ole Miss...but they are declining fast, and a lot of it has to do with the NCAA's recruiting violation investigation...just look at OM's 2017 class. Miss St is set with Fitzgerald. He's very good! But the talent level in the hole that is Starkville is no where close to top notch. A&M has loads of talent, but they apparently don't have quality QB's since Knight was able to transfer in and win the job. Now they have to decide between another transfer in Hubenak, who didn't wow anyone, and a pair of unproven freshmen.
In fact!...ESPN is also predicting Arkansas to go to a New Year's Day bowl game! So how in the hell can they be predicted to go to a NYD bowl AND be predicted to lose the rest of their games BY THE SAME PEOPLE?! morons.
Arkansas is better than Miss St, Mizzou, and Auburn...Florida's offense is sketchy, LSU has ZERO passing game, and Ole Miss can't defend the run in the second half against good run teams. I mean, are we really gonna take ESPN's word on this matter? Really?! At best, they're like Mel Kiper with his draft picks...they're right half of the time...hell, I can do that.
Still butthurt over that loss to us last year, huh?
Mid evil?! Really?! Mid evil?!!! Geez...it's medieval, which is an era in human history! Not mid evil, like you're talking about some kind of middle of the road mean dude that does somewhat evils things to puppies. Jackwagon.
I think it is also worth mentioning that La Tech lost 6 starters on offense, to include their QB Jeff Driskel (former Gator) and RB Kenneth Dixon, not to mention 3 linemen. Tech also lost at least 7 starters on defense. This is a game that the Hogs must take seriously, but it is also a game that Arkansas should end up winning by four or five touchdowns.
LOL! That's hilarious! The player he mentioned in Bryant, AR isn't even being recruited by Bielema and the Hogs. Besides, Louisiana has a bigger population than Arkansas, and therefore more high school football players. LSU can't sign them all. But, the ones the Hogs have been signing out of the Pelican State have been producing, especially against LSU. The only player LSU has signed from Arkansas in the last 20 years was a center from Stuttgart, and that was a decade ago, and both of his parents had gone to LSU. If Arkansas high school players that are offered by the Razorbacks took a look at how others that sign with out of state schools (Alabama, Auburn, Clemson), they would see that a vast majority of them end up on the bench, as a back up, in trouble, or transferring to a smaller school. That could have happened at Arkansas too, of course, but at least they would have been Razorbacks to the fans, at least for awhile. Razorback fans know how to take care of our guys after football is over. Ask 4* DT Josh Frazier (Alabama), or 5* QB Keihl Frazier (Auburn), or 5* RB Michael Dyer (Auburn), or 4* WR Zac Brooks (Clemson) how things have worked out for them after not signing with the Hogs. Or, RIP, 4* RB Altee Tenpenny (Alabama). None of those highly rated recruits faired well at all away from Arkansas, and that has been the case for awhile now. KJ Hill went to Ohio St and redshirted last year, and 2017 4* DT Akial Byers has committed to Alabama, so we shall see. If I had to guess, I would say Byers get buried on the depth chart, and Hill doesn't make a significant contribution until his junior year, if at all. But I digress. It's a funny video! :D
Comment on 2016 preseason Coaches Poll
Baylor, TCU, Ole Miss, LSU, and Oklahoma are overrated. North Carolina, Stanford, and Ohio St are underrated. Arkansas will be in the Top 25 by season's end. IMO
The Hogs won't lose until the Alabama game. TCU is good, but they lost 7-8 starters on both sides of the ball. Do not see Bama losing to USC, FSU will stomp Ole Miss, Florida will lose at Tennessee on Sept 24, Georgia will lose to Tennessee on Oct 1, Kentucky at Florida, won't be surprised to see LSU lose to Wisconsin in week 1, Miss St loses at LSU in week 3, South Carolina at Vandy week 1, Tennessee to Alabama on Oct 15, won't be shocked to see A&M lose opening week to UCLA but if they don't it'll be week 4 vs Arkansas, Vandy in week 3 at Georgia Tech.
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Wait...did you really just predict Arkansas to lose to Louisiana Tech, a team that lost 9 starters of offense on at least 7 on defense, AND Alcorn St?! Smh Gimme a freakin break!
Hugh Freeze wasn't very smart about his recruiting efforts. He got too much too fast. Ole Miss had not had a Top 10 recruiting class in what, 40 or 50 years, and his second class (after a 7-6 season) he rakes in the #5 class in the nation with three 5-star players?! Really?! The class of 2016 actually makes sense after the season they had. But that 2013 class?! Getting 5* guys from Illinois and Florida over the usual suspects?! No, that is suspicious, and everyone knew it except Rebs fans. Yall might want to prepare yourselves for some intense NCAA investigations.
And his name isn't Telvin. It's McTelvin...or use his nickname, Sosa.
Agim? A&M? Really?! Don't insult the Hogs like that. Hey Chris Wright, is this an honest mistake, or are you an Aggies fan and this is wishful thinking?
Oh yeah baby! That's a good one! hahahahaha!!!...cause you know it's true.
I would think he would be eligible immediately since he sat out last year.
You're right, Arkansas stumbled early on, especially against Toledo. That was a game the Hogs overlooked and they paid for it. But, if you are talking about the rushing game, it was key in every game except Toledo and Alabama. Alex Collins torched Texas Tech on the ground, but the Arkansas secondary sucked. Any other year and Collins is a 1st Team SEC lock...but he had Henry and Fournette ahead of him in 2015.