Sonny Weems scored a career high in the loss. Steven Hill was 6-6 in the first half but only ended up scoring 15. The Hogs go on the road to Athens to face Georgia on Saturday.
New Transfer QB Ryan Mallett moved into the dorms in Fayetteville this week. He became friends with TE Ben Cleveland during their recruiting process and stayed in touch over the past year. So, it made sense when he transferred that he’d move in with Cleveland. While putting a box in his new closet he knocked the fire sprinkler head off and flooded their dorm room. Reports have the water at 4 inches at it’s deepest point pouring out of windows and into other dorms. Cleveland wouldn’t speak about Mallett but his father said that all of Ryan’s shoes were destroyed and all of his clothes were wet. I would’ve loved to see this.
Update: I didn’t see The Hog Bloggers take on this yesterday (with ms paint goodness) or I would’ve linked to him as well….
The Hog Blogger
Michigan QB Ryan Mallett is transferring to Arkansas according to The Morning News. They spoke to UA Compliance Director Marvin Caston Monday.
“We’ve got the ‘permission to speak’ letter from the University of Michigan, and we should have the official transfer release from them this afternoon,” Caston said.
They’re also reporting that Mallett checked into a dorm room in Fayetteville Monday Morning.
Felix Jones and Darren McFadden announced at a press conference that they both will forgo their senior seasons and will make themselves eligible for the NFL Draft. The last time I saw them in person was the South Carolina game. That was a thing of beauty. Congrats to both and we’ll be pulling for you.
This Week From The Bench…
While it would be fun to write about the Razorback basketball team beating Baylor, Auburn, and Alabama in heart stoppers and how a good coach can make a difference, that column must wait. It is put on hold by the stunning news of UofA Chancellor John White announcing his retirement last week. I can’t let opining on such a topic go by the wayside.
Arkansas Loses a big lead late but steals victory from the jaws of defeat against Alabama 71-67 in OT. Felix and D-Mac are going pro (per an ESPN report). Tulsa is on the Razorback Football Schedule for ’08. EA sports visited Bud Walton during the Alabama game to accurately recreate the arena for a March Madness ’08 download. EA will be giving one arena download away for free to the winner of an online vote. The Ladyback Hoops squad fell to 0-2 in conference with a loss to Ole Miss 63-55. Ladyback swimmers pull upset at #18 Mizzou. The track hogs get 4 NCAA provisional-qualifying marks this weekend. Razorback golfer David Lingmerth wins Dixie Amateur.
The Arkansas Men’s Basketball team won their first SEC road opener since 2002 with a win over Auburn Thursday night 76-70. Sonny Weems and Patrick Beverley had 17 points apiece in the win.
On the Womens Side the Ladybacks’ 15 game winning streak ended at the hands of #11 LSU 76-54. The Ladybacks are 4-13 in SEC openers.