Well guys, if you're reading this now then it probably means I'm finished with classes for the semester. I had a relatively easy finals week with just one exam, but the last few weeks have been crazy busy with papers and reports and things. Seven semesters down, one to go. Now let's get to the links:
A key part to what could make Arkansas a dynamic offense next season is weighing his options with the NFL. Jonathan Williams, who I've long said is the most complete back on the team, has submitted his papers to the NFL Advisory Board to gauge his draft status should he leave school early. While Arkansas fans certainly want him to return to school for his senior season, no one should hold it against him if he does leave Fayetteville after the rough upbringing he endured. Whether he stays or goes, JWill will always be one of my favorite Razorbacks.
I'm sure y'all remember Burnt Orange Nation and Texas fans going berserk when Kendrick Edwards, an Arkansas freshman WR, said the Texas Bowl would be "too easy." And sure, if some UT freshman who played sparingly said something like that we'd be up in arms as well. But after the smoke cleared, BON broke down why Edwards' statement wasn't totally wrong. The Hogs are a near-touchdown favorite Dec. 29, and they are here to tell you why.
An outsider may look at the Arkansas-Texas matchup as just a game between two average teams who used to be rivals, barely sneaking into the bowl season. But that's far from the truth. Arkansas was widely regarded as one of the most improved teams in the nation this season, and both teams made late season pushes to get where they are. The Razorbacks dominated two top 20 teams en route to the Texas Bowl, and the Longhorns went on a 3-game streak including a win over West Virginia. The teams took similar paths, and it led them to Houston.
Also, while you're not doing anything at work today, join the Arkansas Fight Bowl Trial of Honor. You'll be glad you did. The winner gets a ton of good Arkansas Fight internet karma.
Tweet of the Week
Brey Cook (@breycook74) December 13, 2014
Just so perfect.