This Razorback football team has improved leaps and bounds since Bret Bielema arrived on campus in December of 2012. He has cleaned up the issues in the classroom, off the field and the results are beginning to show on the field, too. Bielema took some time to reflect after his last win, the team's second straight, even cracking smile when talking about how proud he was of his team. And then he reflected with ESPN too. Arkansas is still not back to SEC relevance, but Saturday's thrashing of Coach Pretty and Tech sure was a large step toward turning the corner.
Spencer Hall tweeted before the Arkansas-TTU game, "Arkansas is going to sit on Texas Tech. Like might literally sit on them for three hours." And as it turned out, he was right. Dan Skipper threw Tech defenders to the ground and BERT'S BOYS sat on 'em all day. It was really that simple. Here's Spencer's recap of Arkansas sittin' on Tech. And also from our SB Nation overlords, here's Bill Connelly telling us that, no, really, the SEC West really is that good.
Following a dominant performance Saturday in a win over Texas Tech, an Arkansas offensive lineman was presented with a tremendous award Monday, but the award had nothing to do with manhandling the Red Raider defense. Senior Luke Charpentier was the first recipient of the Garrett Uekman Memorial Endowed Athletic Scholarship. Charpentier was very close to Uekman, as the article illustrates, and were part of the same Arkansas recruiting class. Hard not to love a story like this.
So what now for Texas Tech fans? Understandably, they are very upset at the performance their team and coaching staff displayed Saturday. So much so, one TTU fan has lost all hope in his Red Raiders, saying "now I am resigned to knowing we have no chance." Some think Coach Pretty will lead them to a 2-10 record. The folks here in Arkansas understand your feels, depressed Tech fans. It gets better... eventually.
Hog Hoops is just around the corner, y'all! Just as soon as the football team gets its feet underneath them, the basketball team is here to steal their thunder. Arkansas is preseason No. 25 by Athlon Sports, and USA Today isn't as high on Arkansas, but its better thought out than their football preview of the Hogs.
Tweet of the Week
When Arkansas goes play-action the only thing near a Razorback wideout will be a stray coyote— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) September 13, 2014
Because Lubbock, get it?