FTB:Razorback Defense Will Flounder Without Linebackers

This Week From The Bench…

Like a lot of places on the field, the Arkansas Razorback football team is depleted at linebacker. If you have read anything about the preseason so far, you know that fact. I got worse over the last week with Elston Forte and Ryan Powers both nursing injuries. Freshmen will have to fill part of the void at this position, but we all know that won’t work unless one of them is Hardy Nickerson.

The good news, however, is that linebackers are not as important as they once were unless you’re playing Houston Nutt. In this pass-happy world of score, cornerbacks and safeties now have become equally as important. The Razorback coaches, and I don’t know who half of these people are, have been rather reserved talking about how they’re going to fill this void at linebacker, and for good reason ? they have no idea.

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Sunday Trough

With an interception return for a touchdown, LSU clinched the SEC title and (apparently) punched Arkansas’ ticket to the Cotton Bowl. Les Miles also announced he was staying at LSU and has already worked out a contract extension. (Thanks Les) This leaves Tommy Tuberville open to accept the Arkansas Head Coaching Job (We’ll See). Also, there is reaction coming in about the 4 Rebels on the hog coaching staff recruiting for Ole Miss while still employed by Arkansas. Wally sounds upset.

The Trough part 2

Hogs Make Defensive Position Changes
Scout.com

McFadden sat out Tuesday’s Practice citing Soreness.
He should be at practice today
Hogwired.com and The Hogblogger

The Razorback Expats are excited about the coming Hoops Season and Patrick Beverley is a big reason.
Razorback Expats

UA officials are looking at renaming the field at Razorback Stadium to honor Broyles.

Scout.com

The Expats have also found a funny Corliss Video

Razorback Expats