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Bret Bielema & Nick Saban Press Conference Tweetcap: October 6th

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Back into routine after the bye week, with a few Arkansas-related notes from Nick Saban as well.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema opens his Monday presser by giving praise to the 1964 NC Arkansas team. &quot;To have that connection to them now is awesome.&quot;</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/519171012873560064">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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It was also tweeted last night that the on-field ceremony will take place before the game, not at halftime. So get to your seat early if you want to see it. I have not heard yet how early the ceremony will take place, if it's before the band starts their usual routine or after, or how long the ceremony should take.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema: could be modifications to jersey on Saturday to honor the 1964 team.</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/519176689499123712">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BB: There is one area I would love to remain constant is our uniforms. Things set in place before I was here. Mild modifications. Look nice.</p>&mdash; Razorback Nation (@RazNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazNation/status/519176554912681984">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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EVERYBODY PANIC NEW UNIFORMS

Here's what appears to be a great pic from the Cotton Bowl that season. So should we expect the striped pants? Plain red/white jersey? Surely they won't put the old Hog on the helmets (as awesome as that would be)?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema: Skipper moves from jersey No. 76 to 63. &quot;Not trying to hide a 6-10 guy&quot; but trying to give him a rebirth of a new playing style</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/519173034129633280">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Ok.

Sounds like when Jordan went from 23 to 45 after he retired the first time. Of course he ended up going back. Number change worked out pretty well for Kobe though.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema said when CBS was talking about couple teams Arkansas was playing on Saturday he tried to remain &quot;Switzerland.&quot;</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/519172642662670338">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I was very impressed and a little disappointed he took no jabs at Ohio State.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coach B: Saw Houston (Nutt) in New York on Saturday. Good to talk to him.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/519172320066142208">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The New York streets are just full of crazy people. When I was there last a dude just wanted to come up to my group and rap for us. One guy in our group humored him while the rest of us backed away slowly.

No, really, do the opposite of whatever he said, Coach.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema said Arkansas will redshirt kicker Cole Hedlund. The kicking competition still between Henson, McFain, Saling.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/519172093347254275">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I see McFain and I think McBain from the Simpsons

I'd think his leg would be plenty strong enough.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coach B: Freshman CB Henre&#39; Toliver (eye injury) is also good to go and play this weekend.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/519176044020891648">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Toliver will never takes his helmet off during a game again.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema said WR Drew Morgan didn&#39;t practice last week, but looked great Sunday. WR Demetrius Wilson looks to be 100 percent as well.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/519171385239683073">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BB: I think Brandon Lewis has had a lot of issues with injuries. On flip side Deatrich is finally back. He is stepping up.</p>&mdash; Razorback Nation (@RazNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazNation/status/519176280349343744">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Sounds like the team is, as it should be, relatively fresh coming off a bye week.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coach B: Thinks that starting at 5 should give fans plenty of time to get &quot;motivated.&quot;</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/519176439170482177">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Not a problem.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bret Bielema: &quot;We&#39;re a 3-2 football team looking to get a little respect and this is a great week to do it."</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/519171116539969537">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Are we at the point yet where respect can only come from wins? Would playing Alabama close earn the program any respect? I'm not sure.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BB: we are a much improved football team. Ole Miss capitalized on kicking game. I am sure we will see a different mentality from Alabama.</p>&mdash; Razorback Nation (@RazNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazNation/status/519172036196061184">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema on A&amp;M being worn down: We had a hand in it but would rather have the win. We need to take advantage of the 4 quarters we have.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/519174339782901761">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bielema on Bama offense: 9 (Cooper) makes a big difference. They get him the ball from a variety of different positions.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/519173702525542400">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I suggest guarding Cooper.

Here's video of the whole thing below, and a few comments from Nick Saban below that.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saban: &quot;Arkansas is probably the most improved team in the country.&quot;</p>&mdash; John Zenor (@jzenor) <a href="https://twitter.com/jzenor/status/519172913971609600">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saban: Kenyan Drake and Denzel Devall both have surgeries. Devall could be back in 3-4 weeks. Ryan Kelly out couple of weeks (sprained knee)</p>&mdash; John Zenor (@jzenor) <a href="https://twitter.com/jzenor/status/519172747004768256">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Alabama plays run oriented Arkansas:Saban &quot;I never thought ...that running I-formation and regular defense would be the anomaly in football&quot;</p>&mdash; Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) <a href="https://twitter.com/jimdunaway/status/519176082537594881">October 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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