Kickoff Trough

I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend! Here’s some stories to send us into the weekend…

Patrick Beverly is close to signing a pro contract to play overseas and has signed an agent (he’s gone officially). Earnest Mitchell feels 90% back from his knee surgery. Someone tore down the goalposts at Razorback Stadium last week (they’ve been repaired). Nathan Dick is officially your backup for this weekend. The Expats have a Q&A with AS360’s Jim Harris up. Need to know more about Western Illinois? Look Here or Here. The Coach’s Show will be named…”Inside Razorback Football with Bobby Petrino“. Speaking of TV the UA-ULM game in Little Rock will be available via Pay-Per-View for $34.99 in Arkansas and Louisana (it might be on ESPN Gameplan outside those states). When you see a successful forward pass know you’re not dreaming.

Lots of predictions are up…Expats, Razorbloggers, Hog Blog, Slophouse, and College Football News.

And Finally for those headed to the game…there is a spoiler below the fold…
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The Trough

McFadden and Jones Named to the Doak Walker Watch List

07-08 Basketball Schedule Announced
Missouri and Oklahoma highlites on Schedule

Sonny Weems Breaks Hand During Practice
He won’t be playing in Cancun Tournament
The Morning News

Emert Moves back into Backup Spot
Whole Hog Sports

Former Hog Bobby Crockett Named Honorary Captain For Troy Game

Former Razorbacks Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon Advance in 200 meters at World Championships

News & Notes

*Arkansas has launched 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

News & Notes

*One thing I didn’t notice till later in regards to the depth chart was that Antwain Robinson, who started 13 games last year, was listed as a second teamer behind sophomore Adrian Davis at the RE spot.

*Corner Greg Gatson, a freshman from Germantown (Tenn. ) High School, will join the team Monday. Gatson, who had been awaiting word on eligibility, was enrolled in school Friday.

*Corner Brandon Barnett did not practice in order to rest a strained calf muscle.

*ESPN Classic will replay the 2003, seven-overtime Arkansas-Kentucky game from 11 p. m.-2 a. m. Wednesday.

*Corner Jarrell Norton missed practice time Friday to rest a high ankle sprain.

*Nathan Dick was held out of practice Friday as a precautionary measure to rest a hip-flexor.

Via Whole Hog Sports 1 and 2

News & Notes

*QB Nathan Emert has all but been replaced as backup by Nathan Dick

*FB Peyton Hillis has returned to practice after tweaking his hamstring

*Kicker Alex Tejada and Punter Jeremy Davis were named starters at their respective positions

*Sophomore TE Andrew Davie and junior QB Nathan Emert have earned Scholarships

*QB Alex Mortensen, a letterman from the 2005 squad, returned to the team Tuesday as a member of the scout team.