Bobby Portis was probably as comfortable in front of the media on Tuesday as I've seen him in two years. He admitted he had been at war with himself as he attempted to make the right decision for him because wearing the Razorback uniform and the No. 10 was special for him. Now it's official. Portis is headed to the NBA, he announced Tuesday via Twitter after a 22-day silence. We should all be thankful for all he has done in his two years in Fayetteville for the basketball program. He showed kids you don't have to go to Kentucky to live out your dreams, but more importantly, he put Arkansas basketball back on the map. And for that, we thank you.
The day after one of the most beloved Razorbacks declared for the draft, the spring signing period begins, meaning forward Ted Kapita can put pen on paper and officially become a Hog. But Mike Anderson will have to wait a few more days for Kapita to sign on. But not to worry, he's still planning to sign with Arkansas. Read about this and more in Richard Davenport's latest recruiting notes.
Aside from having a dominant offensive line and a strong running game, one of the biggest keys in making Bret Bielema's style of play work is solid quarterback play. People may not like to admit it due to their dedication to hateration, but Brandon Allen's play (along with a STRONG defense) had a lot to do with Arkansas getting to a bowl game and finishing 2014 at 7-6. New offensive coordinator Dan Enos has been a quarterback himself and worked with them throughout his career, and his relationship with Allen could be big for the Arkansas offense in the fall.
The SEC West, considered the strongest division in all of college football, got bullied and kicked around last bowl season as the teams combined to go 2-5 in bowl games. Meanwhile, the SEC East played much better and largely carried the SEC in the postseason. But what does the SEC East have to do to overcome the SEC West and become the "division of college football?"
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as i’ve said before, places that serve pepsi clearly don’t give a damn about their customers.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 14, 2015
I'll just leave this riiiiiight here.