Brandon Allen Improving? - Until he proves otherwise on the field this fall, fans will continue being skeptical of Brandon Allen's abilities as a quarterback. But so far in spring practice, there's been no indication that anyone on the roster will take the starter's spot from him. Does that mean he's actually gotten better? And would fans even believe it? It seems like no matter what happens, some fans see sparkles and shine and a holy light when thinking of true freshman Rafe Peavey. That being said, Allen's still trying to prove himself, says ESPN's Alex Scarborough.
Chris Smith is going to New York City - Not necessarily to play for the Giants or the Jets, but I suppose that's a possibility. Smith received an invitation to attend the NFL Draft in New York next month. The invitation could be an indication that Smith will be drafted in the first couple of rounds, which would make him the highest drafted Razorback since 2008
RPI Madness - We've talked and talked and written and written and flown airplane banners and sent Morse code messages and smoke signaled criticism of the basketball team's non conference schedule this year, but the baseball team's isn't that much better despite just finishing a series with UNLV. The Arkansas baseball team's RPI is a mess, says Chris Murrray in Sporting Life Arkansas. How come the Hog football team, which could really use a cupcake schedule, plays the tough schedule, while the baseball and basketball teams - who need good games to make their respective tournaments - play soft ones?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Vols&src=hash">#Vols</a>' <a href="https://twitter.com/JarnellStokes">@JarnellStokes</a> has confirmed that he'll forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft.</p>— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) <a href="https://twitter.com/wesrucker247/statuses/454665254325452801">April 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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All the SEC's best basketball players are leaving. Stokes joins Johnny O'Bryant, Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown, and whoever leaves from Kentucky as early entrants from the SEC into the NBA Draft. Throw in seniors leaving such as Marshall Henderson, Jordan McRae, Trevor Releford, Jeronne Maymon, and most of Florida's starting lineup (although freshman Chis Walker is coming back), it's hard to see how SEC basketball will be much better next year, if not worse. Not many reasons why Arkansas shouldn't finish in the SEC's top 4 next season.
DGB - Y'all remember Mr. Dorial Green-Beckham? He's gotten into some trouble up in Columbia. Already with a few marijuana-related incidents already as notches on his belt, he's now been involved in an incident in which he reportedly broke into a house looking for his girlfriend, pushed another girl down a few stairs and caused property damage in the process. But no charges will be filed apparently because, as text messages indicated, football's all he's got and he'd just be in jail like his brothers without it. Bless his heart. DGB released a statement today saying he's entering counseling and been "young and dumb". Yeah, and violent. It's hard for me to express how disgusted this story makes me.
Another former highly-sought Razorback recruit, Altee Tenpenny, was recently arrested for a marijuana incident in North Little Rock.
Just another happy offseason.
- Arkansas Razorbacks Spring Practice Report - April 10th
- Arkansas Baseball Series Preview: No. 16 LSU Tigers
- Daniel Bush Hired As Arkansas' Assistant Recruiting Coordinator & Director of Personnel
- Dusty Hannahs Transferring To The Arkansas Basketball Team
- E.K. Franks Named Arkansas Razorbacks' Director of Recruiting