The 2015 football season was a lot of fun most of the time. How crazy was it? A whopping SIX of Arkansas' 13 games made SB Nation's list of the top 100 games of the season. That's half the regular season. And it doesn't even include the Alabama game, in which Arkansas led until late in the third quarter and ended up with Bret Bielema at the center of another weird controversy involving alleged flopping to draw a personal foul flag. Oh, and the number 1 game? You guessed it. Arkansas won it.
A handful of Hogs are prepping for the upcoming NFL draft, and by extension the Senior Bowl in Mobile next week. The teams for the game will practice all week, all of those will be televised on NFL Network, as will the game on the 30th.That could be the return of the chrome helmets already. Brandon Allen, Sebastian Tretola and Jonathan Williams will all be there and will have the option to wear whatever helmet they choose. Speaking of Williams, Big Cat Country, the SB Nation site for the Jacksonville Jaguars has listed him as a player to watch for the senior bowl (along with seven other SEC players). It will be interesting to see what teams think of Williams especially with the history recent running backs have had after injuries. These senior bowl practices could go a long way of silencing any doubts teams have.
Arkansas' juco basketball signees have gotten plenty of attention and hype building to their arrival next fall, but don't forget about the Razorbacks' lone (so far) incoming freshman, Adrio Bailey. Bailey is a forward from Campti, Louisiana, and has a healthy rivalry going with North Caddo's Robert Williams, who is committed to Texas A&M. Their teams play each other quite a bit, it seems. Here's a rundown of the last meeting with quotes from Bailey.
This season Arkansas had a tifo revealed at each football game this season. For those of you who don't know what that is, a tifo is a giant banner that is usually made by fans. In this case they were made by different greek organizations each week. The tradition is usually seen at soccer matches but is spreading to college football. You can learn more about the tifos Arkansas had this season here. Marketing at the University really seems to like the new tradition so expect more of them next season.