One day after a trio of Razorbacks were named to the All-SEC teams and Andrew Benintendi was named SEC Player of the Year, Arkansas has a chance to potentially better its seeding in the NCAA tournament with a deep run in Hoover. And it all starts tonight. Dave Van Horn and the Hogs begin the road to Omaha at 8 p.m. against Tennessee and that awful orange (also #StopAdidas2K15). The Vols, sitting at 24-25 this season, will look to get back to .500, send Arkansas packing and advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament. You can catch Trey Killian try to push Arkansas into the second round tonight on the SEC Network.
The Southeastern Conference, as recent as just a few seasons ago, was a league with a slew of terrific quarterbacks – Cam Newton, Aaron Murray, Tyler Wilson, Ryan Mallett, Johnny Manziel and many, many more – and great defenses (see Alabama, LSU, Florida). Now, following departures of a bundle of veteran quarterbacks, and NFL talent on defense, it's fair to say the SEC may be becoming a running backs league, showcasing the likes of Nick Chubb, Jonathan Williams, Derrick Henry, Leonard Fournette, Alex Collins, Jalen Hurd and more. The talent in the backfield is the best it's been in years, and with another offseason of work, these guys will be monsters by August.
We all love us some pre-preseason college football rankings, right? Especially when Arkansas is included in them after bodybagging LSU, Ole Miss and Texas to end last season. BUT WAIT, WHY IS LSU RANKED AHEAD OF ARKANSAS? AND OLE MISS? WE BEAT THEM 30-0 LAST YEAR AND MADE DOCTOR BO NEARLY CRY, WHY ARE THEY RANKED NO. 11? Rankings are dumb this time of the year, so our SB Nation overlords made an emoji list so you can adequately trash and talk about how overrated and bad every top 25 team really is.
Also: BREAKING – Arkansas will have a big offensive line. The linemen will weigh a lot and be tall. And good. Phil Steele agrees.
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Miss. St has gone from a CWS team to one that will miss Hoover, scientifically proving how much damage Adidas can do to a program in 1 yr— Pod KATT (@valleyshook) May 11, 2015