Wednesday Trough

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.

Finally, Felix Jones had a nice debut Sunday…D-Mac had a neck stinger end his debut prematurely Monday night. Peyton Hillis and Marcus Harrison also were in on big plays for their respective teams.

2008 NFL Draft Day 2 Wrapup

I almost feel guilty. After throwing in a plug for my beloved Chicago Bears yesterday, the team went out and drafted two Hogs. It brings a tear to my eye.

Anyway, four more hogs were drafted on day two of the NFL Draft

DT Marcus Harrison was the 90th overall pick, going in the third round to the Chicago Bears.

OT Nate Garner was the 211th overall pick, going in the seventh round to the New York Jets.

FB Peyton Hillis was the 227th overall pick, going in the seventh round to the Denver Broncos.

WR Marcus Monk was the 248th overall pick, going in the seventh round to the Chicago Bears.

Good Luck to all the drafted, and undrafted, Hogs!

The Slophouse

Harrison Pleads Not Guilty

Arkansas Defensive Tackle Marcus Harrison pleaded not guilty Friday to possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession, speeding, driving on a restricted license, not wearing a seat belt and failure to appear.

The charges stem from his arrest Aug. 24 for possession of an Ecstasy pill and two marijuana cigars

His trial is set for Nov. 20, three days before Arkansas faces second-ranked LSU in Baton Rouge in the regular-season finale.

The Morning News

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.

Marcus Harrison Returns To Practice

Marcus Harrison Returned to practice on Tuesday, his first since his arrest on several charges including felony possession of an ecstasy tablet. It’s currently unclear if he’ll play against Alabama after the bye week. Nutt had the following to say…

” We’ll see how that goes”…”Right now we’d say he’s probably available, but let’s just take it one day at a time right now. “

Whole Hog Sports

News & Notes

*Arkansas has launched www.5darrenmcfadden.com to promote D-Mac for Heisman

*The testing Ben Cleveland had done in Houston, TX was inconclusive and he’s scheduled for more testing.

*Marcus Harrison’s court date has been set for Sept. 28th at 7:45am

*Nathan Dick’s Hip Flexor is was better after Sundays practice

Marcus Harrison Arrested

From ESPN.com:

Arkansas defensive end Marcus Harrison was suspended indefinitely after being arrested late Friday night on a felony drug charge and several misdemeanors.

A Fayetteville police report says an officer stopped Harrison, 23, just after 11 p.m. Friday night near his apartment. The officer reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from Harrison’s car when he rolled his window down.

The officer asked Harrison to step out of the car. The police report says Harrison consented to a search and told the officer he had “just a pill” in a pocket of his cargo shorts. The officer reported finding a small plastic bag containing one blue Ecstasy pill.

The officer reported finding one partially smoked marijuana cigar under the front seat of the car and another unsmoked cigar. The police report shows both cigars tested positive for marijuana.

Via Razorback Expats