It's over. It's finally over. After more than two years winless in conference play, Arkansas snapped its 17-game SEC skid by shutting out No. 20 LSU and winning back the Golden Boot. The emotion in the stadium as I walked from the press box down to the field level was incredible and almost indescribable. There were four to five empty rows at the top of the student section as the game clock wound down and students were moving toward the field. If you haven't read Doc's game recap, do so immediately. And for analysis and reaction from the other side, here's the LSU site's reaction to the loss.
Jeff Long since being named the chairman of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee, he has become one of the more recognizable faces in all of college sports. Pulling double duty as the Arkansas AD and choose the top 25 teams in the country has brought him loads of criticism, particularly on Twitter, where upset Golden Domers and salty fans of teams who think their school should be in the top 4 can take shots at him without consequence. But there's more to his job than what we see, and in this terrific feature by Adam Kramer of BR, we see another side of the Hogs AD.
Two weeks remain on the Razorbacks' schedule, and in those two games lie the hopes of becoming bowl eligible in year two under Bret Bielema, a feat most deemed impossible when the year began. Arkansas finally got the monkey off its back Saturday, so now the question is "can Arkansas build on the win, and make a bowl?" Will Arkansas win one or two of its final games and make a bowl? This, and more topics of discussion as we hit the home stretch of the college football season.
Last week, new head women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes signed five players to his first recruiting class at Arkansas. Back in April when he was hired, he proclaimed he would put a fence up around the state, and the top talent would not go elsewhere anymore, but instead suit up for him and help change the perception of Lady Razorback basketball. Here's a nice feature on why these five young ladies decided to come play for Dykes.
Tweet of the Week
Ryan wins again. Y'all really have to step your games up these last few weeks of football season.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Irony is beautiful. Ryan Mallett's first touchdown pass as a pro was to a defensive end. His last throw as a college QB was also to a DE.</p>— Ryan Higgins (@rhiggins479) <a href="https://twitter.com/rhiggins479/status/534403961479241729">November 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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