This Week From The Bench…
Beating Auburn was a feel good win because you have to love it when Auburn is more messed up than the Hogs.
After the supposed moral victory last week in only allowing Florida to score 38 on the Hogs at home, the win against the Tigers was real. Auburn was a good team and just a few weeks removed from the top 10, but it is now a team that has lost on back-to-back weekends to Vanderbilt and now Arkansas. After firing their offensive coordinator, they are definitely reeling.
The Razorbloggers have their Texas Preview up. Hurricane Ike might make an appearance at Saturday’s Game. Here’s Audio from Bobby Petrino’s Monday Press Conference. Luigs thinks we can hang with the Horns. Here’s a look at Hog QB Casey Dick and Texas QB Colt McCoy. What are your favorite wins over UT? The Expats have the Hogs last in their SEC Power Poll Ballot.
Speaking of the Expats they have a Q&A up with former Hog RB James Rouse..Part 1 & Part 2. The Diamond Hogs are starting Fall Practice. Razorback Catherine White, of the Cross Country Team, was named SEC Athlete of the Week.
Welcome To Texas Week!
The Hogs-Tide game has been picked up by Raycom. Joe Adams is the SEC freshman of the week. Casey Dick is the SEC Big Man on Campus. Razorback Central’s Report Card for the ULM game is out. The Razorbloggers have the good, bad and ugly from Saturday.
In non football news…
The coach who inspired Nolan Richardson’s “40 Minutes of Hell” philosophy, Don Haskins, has died. UA freshman Ethan Tracy made his Razorback debut memorable leading the men’s golf team to victory while earning medalist honors at the Maryland Intercollegiate in Cambridge, Md., Sunday. The Women’s Soccer team improved to 4-1 on the season after defeating Samford 1-0 in double overtime Sunday.
This Week From The Bench…
I don’t know how they do it in Conference USA, but running the ball 13 times a game in the SEC is going to get this Razorback team beat a lot. In this instance, it led to poor clock management against an inferior opponent that had a decent rushing game and dictated clock all night. An inferior team can often keep a game close with a running attack and solid kicking game, and the Leathernecks did that all night.
I think the Expats say it best…Bullet Dodged. Here’s the official recap, stats, notes, and postgame quotes. A couple of liveblogs were going on during tonights game…Slopnet, ArkansasRazorbacks.com, and AS360. That second liveblog also has a nice photo of the, spoiler no more, hog at midfield (see after the jump). The liveblogger at the official site is Bill Smith with media relations. He has a nice childhood story posted about the logo. Not only did they debut the hog at midfield they busted out in a red on red uniform. I’ll keep my comments to myself on this outfit (see pic below as well).
SEC commish Mike Slive thanks you for the ESPN contract. The Bud Walton Renovations are underway (bye slobberin’ hog). The women’s soccer team falls to 1-1 on the year after a loss to Tulsa (1-0) in their home opener. The Women’s Volleyball team lost their first two games of the season at The Colorado State Tournament…0-3 to Colorado St. and 0-3 to Eastern Washington.
They played Denver tonight which I’ll update with a post later since I can’t find a final on that contest. UPDATE: They Lost to Denver
Pics are below…
ESPN has bought the TV rights to almost the entire SEC for $2.25 BILLION. This doubles the income for each school from last years deals with their TV partners. The deal kills the idea of an SEC channel and also kills the SEC’s relationship with Raycom/Lincoln Financial/Jefferson Pilot Sports. You can also look forward to subscribing to ESPNU since a lot of SEC programming will end up there. Bobby Petrino has a photographic memory. Marcus Monk was waived from the Bears. Freshman WR Jarius Wright is shining. ESPN looks at TE D.J. Williams. War Memorial Stadium plans for it’s 60th Anniversary. Razorback Women’s Soccer opens it’s season with a 1-0 win over Missouri St.