Kentucky-42 Arkansas-29

Well, that blew chunks (no offense Darren and Felix). Mistakes. You can’t win ballgames with that many mistakes. Bad pass coverage, Turnovers, Penalties. All cost Arkansas dearly tonight. Enjoy the candy coated sweetness of Tenn-Chatt and North Texas before the meat of the schedule rolls our way. I hope this doesn’t get as bad as it could.

ESPN Recap

The Trough

Jeremy Davis Named to 2007 Ray Guy Award Watch List
The award is given to the nation’s best punter

Razorback V. Kentucky to be shown on Dickey-Stephens Park Big Screen

If your in Little Rock you might want to check this out

Junior Scott MacPherson and Freshman Lane Boyer have been names SEC Cross Country Athlete and Freshman of the week.

“WildHog” Spreading

FTB:Heartbreaking Loss Sends Hogs to Back Seat in SEC West

Robert Sheilds Recaps the Alabama game:

Life is hard and full of disappointments as a Razorback fan. Seldom do you as a fan get to experience disappointment twice in a game, but that is what happened Saturday night against Alabama. The disappointment of being blown out of the game early only to see your team heroically rise from the dead and have the game won was an incredible ride until the team went back to losing it again. It takes some really good coaching and some really bad coaching for that all to transpire.

Ernest Mitchell suspended for Kentucky game

Mitchell took an Alabama defender’s helmet and swung it at his head. He was called for a personal foul and ejected from the game.

Houston Nutt:

“I have suspended Ernest Mitchell for the Kentucky game for his inappropriate conduct in Saturday’s game,” Nutt said. “I visited with Commissioner Slive this morning and told him that while the NCAA policy only mandates the suspension of the player for a half in the following game, I felt that a full-game suspension was appropriate in this circumstance.”


McFadden Left Bama Game With Concussion

From Whole Hog Sports

McFadden rushed a careerhigh 33 times for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns, but was on the sideline, helmet off, for the Razorbacks final two drives after being knocked out of the game with what Coach Houston Nutt called a slight concussion.

“You know I’d have him in there if I could,” Nutt said. “The doctors didn’t think it would be very wise to put him out there when he has a concussion like that.”

Arkansas Drops Out of Polls

After the loss to Alabama, Arkansas has fallen out of both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls. They would be 26th since they are the highest team in the “Others Receiving Votes” category. Alabama jumped into the poll at 16th in the AP and 20th in the coaches poll. Arkansas’ Next opponent, Kentucky, jumped into the poll, after knocking off then #9 Louisville, at #21 in the AP and #23 in the Coaches Poll. The Rest of the SEC Schools in the poll Follows…

LSU AP-2 Coaches-2
Florida AP-3 Coaches-3
South Carolina AP-12 Coaches-14

Arkansas-38 Alabama-41

A few thoughts…

*The Hogs showed great heart in the loss. What a comeback.

*The Refs- Questionable Interference Call and what’s with not starting the game clock after the Bama 1st down?

*McFadden willed this team to it’s lead. I’m curious to find out why he didn’t see game action after 38-31.

*Arkansas has a good Kentucky squad, who defeated #9 Louisville tonight, coming to Fayetteville next week.

Okla. St. Gets Blown Out and Why You Should Care

The media is not giving the razorbacks alot of respect right now. They’re almost unanimously picking Alabama to upset the Hogs, even though they all have Arkansas rated higher than Bama. Two weeks ago Arkansas easily handled a Troy by a score of 46-26. That same Saturday alot of love was being given to Oklahoma St. and alot of national pundits were picking the Cowboys to go into Athens and defeat Georgia. Of course that didn’t happen (35-14). That same Oklahoma St. team traveled to Troy last night and got trounced 42-23.

Arkansas is a better team than most pundits are giving them credit for. That win by Troy makes my point. So when a pundit says “Arkansas will lose in Tuscaloosa today.” just remember Oklahoma St., Georgia, and Troy.

Hogs – 24 Bama – 18

Alabama Roundup

College Football News picks Alabama in what they’re calling one of the more entertaining games of the day.

Whole Hog Sports has a story up on Alabama Kicker/2006 Arkansas Savior Leigh Tiffin

Antwain Robison is back starting at Defensive End and Marcus Harrison is back from his suspension on the second team.

To the surprise of some, Alabama has the SEC’s current leading rusher in Terry Grant. McFadden and Jones are third and fourth respectively.

Here are two Razorback Reports. They Cover Harrison and Robison, Saban’s #’s vs. teams coming off bye weeks, Arkansas/Alabama open date trivia, and Herring talking about the “problems” with Alabama’s passing game.

The Long and Short of It

Now that Jeff Long has been announced as Arkansas’ new AD, here’s a wrap up of stories about the man.

Long’s Management Style Open but Firm

Going Long

HOG CALLS : Equal doses of strength, prudence would aid Long’s transition

Brolyes allows light to shine on Long

Long 3rd Among SEC AD’s In Pay

Coach Long Confers, Makes Call

Hogs calling on Long

Jeff Long Timeline

Colleagues: Long good fit for UA

Long’s tenure at Pitt hardly memorable

Hog AD Details

Long Not Intimidated Replacing A Legend

White on Point for 3 Man Team

LIKE IT IS : UA can expect some changes under new AD

Via Whole Hog Sports, Arkansas Times, Springdale Morning News, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jeff Long Announcement Presser Set For 2pm

From The Arkansas Times:

The announcement that Jeff Long, now at Pitt, will be the new athletic director at UAF is set for 2 p.m. today. Pittsburgh newspaper notes that Pitt did not make Long a substantial counter-offer after he got the bid from Arkansas. Article also notes that Long introduced a “controversial” plan to tie football and basketball seats to athletic donations. Retiring Athletic Director Frank Broyles took care of that transition here long ago.

Here’s some background on Long on the Pitt website.