We've hit the lull in college football between the bowl selections and actually playing the games. To fill that time, everyone and their brother are filling out lists for the best players in the country, conference or whatever else they can think of. Arkansas is getting some players on some pretty major lists though. Sports Illustrated released their all-americans, and Sebastian Tretola was named to the first team, Hunter Henry was second team only behind Michigan's Jake Butt, and Alex Collins was honorable mention. The SEC just announced their All-Freshman teams and, despite his injury, Rawleigh Williams was named to the team alongside Dre Greenlaw.
Speaking of Hunter Henry, he has gotten plenty of attention after winning the Mackey Award for the nation's best tight end. It's been well deserved, leading all FBS tight ends with 647 receiving yards on 46 receptions. His heave on the famous 4th-and-25 play against Ole Miss also got him some attention as well. This video celebrates the incredible season Henry has had because you know you want to watch the backwards hail mary over and over again.
All of this attention is getting him some attention from NFL teams as well. As teams start scouting prospects, Henry is going to be near the top of the Tight Ends taken. Windy City Gridiron has a scouting report all ready to go. Although they think it is a long shot for the Bears to draft him because of their needs, it is interesting breakdown of his strengths and weaknesses.
There will be plenty of movement in assistant coaches this year thanks to the coaching carousel in college football turning into a spinning wheel of death. Plenty of assistant coaches are sure to get raises but right now it is interesting to see where Arkansas stands on their coaching salaries. Right now, Arkansas has the 18th highest salaries nationwide, but is just ninth in the SEC. Robb Smith's $750,000 is the highest at Arkansas and the Hogs have higher salaries than Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kentucky and presumably Vanderbilt but their salaries were not posted due to being a private institution.
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Coach Snyder joked that he arrived today on a motorcycle and Bielema quickly jumps in, "That's a touchy subject." #petrino— Eli Savoie (@Eli560) December 10, 2015