Big Weekend Trough

I’ve got some catching up to do since I was on a business trip to NWA this week. Although that trip did allow me to catch the first of the two game set against N. Colorado at Baum Tuesday. I have some mediocre pictures from my point and shoot I’ll be posting at my flickr account that I’ll link to in a post this weekend. On to the news…

Don’t forget that EAS Razorfest and the Spring Red-White game are tomorrow. The NFL Draft is also this weekend. Here is a look at all the hogs most likely to be drafted…I’ll get back to McFadden in a moment.

Hog LB Freddie Fairchild pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of third degree battery and second degree false imprisonment stemming from an arrest earlier this month. Here’s the final practice wrapups from the Razorbloggers…4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/22, 4/24. Here’s a good article on Defensive Coordinator Willy Robinson and outtakes from the article touching on his major off-season knee surgery.

Since I last did a trough the Diamond Hogs have been on somewhat of a hot streak, winning 5 out of their last 6. First they bounced back over the loss to ORU with a 9-1 win over Alcorn St.. They then won their second consecutive SEC series against then #30 Tennessee…UA 5-UT 4, UA 5- UT 4, UT 7-UA 6. They then took both games of a two game set midweek against Northern Colorado…UA 9- UNCo 2, and UA 7-UNCo 1. I Just want to take a sec and say that the daily spring practice and the post game wrap ups that the Razorbloggers do are fantastic. Those posts are a somewhat thankless job and I just wanted to point out the great work they do. Thanks again.

While I was gone I also missed the Patrick Beverley “I’m Leaving” mania. Beverley apparently updated the status on his facebook.com page to “I’m Leaving”. During last weekend’s Real Deal on the Hill Beverley also told reporters that he had “No Comment” on the reports. Rumors started swirling that he was headed to USF, reuniting with former Head Hog Stan Heath. Finally, during an interview with a Tampa Bay paper, Beverley’s Mom stated he was staying at Arkansas (She apparently talked him out of it).

Speaking of Mothers…Darren McFadden’s Mom had some choice comments regarding her son playing in either New York, for the Jets, or Oakland. In the article in the LA Times an Arkansas Coach is quoted as saying D-Mac will be bringing the whole family to where ever he’s drafted. One thing he won’t be bringing to NYC is a Dress for the Draft. He’s also been in talks with the Patriots and talks about his most recent ESPN the Magazine photo shoot. The expats also mention his honest and open policy about his family and past.

And Finally…

Sophomores Michelle Stout and Casey Jo Magee became the first Lady Razorbacks gymnasts to earn All-America honors Thursday, leading 11th-ranked Arkansas to a fifth-place finish in Session 1 of the NCAA Championships

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Thursday Trough

Outside of the Future Coaching Search….

McFadden’s NFL decision will wait a little longer. CSTV and KTHV will be reairing the ARK/LSU game (CSTV-Fri/KTHV Saturday night after the SEC title game and the News). Darren McFadden Named to AFCA All-American Team. 4 Hogs Named To Rivals All-American Squads. Jonathan Luigs is 1 of 6 Rimington Trophy finalists. This is the second time he’s been a finalist for the award given the the nations top center. SI’s Stewart Mandel and CBS’s Dennis Dodd think Nutt to Ole Miss is a Bad Idea. Speaking of Nutt the Expats Remind us of Orville Henry’s Thoughts on his hire at Arkansas and Here’s AS360’s idea of a picture worth 3.6 million dollars and a new shirt. Here’s the Video Highlites of the Arkansas win over Missouri from Tuesday and more Pelphrey Awesomeness. The Basketball Ladybacks took care of Missouri at their place Tuesday as well.

Hatfield’s ’63 Punt Return Recognized by Maisel

Ivan Maisel has listed the 100 most iconic moments in college football. Coming in at #71 is an 81 yard punt return by Ken Hatfield against Texas during Arkansas’ 1963-64 championship season.

From Hogwired.com

Hatfield, the national leader in punt returns in 1963, caught the 47-yard punt on the Arkansas 19-yard line. He ran down the sideline, with help from a Jim Lindsey block, to score the 81-yard touchdown.


ESPN.com

Via Hogwired.com