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Arkansas Razorbacks Internet Chatter: August 24 - Preseason All-SEC, Hunter Henry, Ricky Town AND MORE


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Remember back to SEC Media Days when Arkansas didn't have a player selected to first team All-SEC? Not Hunter Henry, not Denver Kirkland, and no, not even Sebastian Tretola made it. It was a bit of a head-scratcher to not have at least one player honored on first team considering the hype Arkansas' offensive line gets. Four were second team selections and two more made third team. Ask ESPN's Edward Aschoff and he sees the All-SEC first team differently.

Hunter Henry also picked up a nice honor this morning as he was named an ESPN CFB preseason All-American.

I'm not sure if you guys have heard the news yet, but Arkansas landed a 4-star quarterback toward the end of last week. Former Alabama commit and USC signee Ricky Town joins the Razorbacks today/tonight and will join what appears to be a crowded quarterback competition next spring. Austin Allen, Rafe Peavey, Ty Storey and Town will all go head-to-head for the job once BA's eligibility expires later in the year. Here are a few things you should know about Mr. Town.

The preseason AP Top 25 poll released yesterday, and the Razorbacks are in it for the first time since that one season no one likes to talk about. It's great for Bret Bielema and his guys' confidence and goes to show just how quick of a turnaround it's really been. Arkansas went from having Steve Spurrier feeling sorry for them on Homecoming to being one of the top 20 teams in America. It's impressive, I must say. Seven other SEC schools are in the top 25 as well. Here's the poll in case you missed it.

Another ICYMI: Bill Connelly, SB Nation's advanced stats and analytics guru, previews Arkansas.

And finally, EDSBS' Ryan Nanni did some work for the Verge. What exactly did he do? Oh, he predicted the next three and a half decades of college football for you. Enjoy.

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