You don’t need anything else to tell you how ugly Arkansas’ game against Auburn was, so we can focus on some other, more positive things. Like Bowl Projections for example. ESPN has the Hogs making a return to the Liberty Bowl, which I doubt happens two years in a row. SB Nation and CBS Sports both have Arkansas heading to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville.
Bye Weeks are good for two things, getting healthy and recruiting. Right now Bret Bielema and the staff are taking full advantage of that time, going nearly coast-to-coast and visiting seven different states to both see current commits and other prospects for 2018 and 2019. The list of players includes nearly every position, including offensive line, secondary and running backs.
The television for Arkansas’ game against Florida has been announced. They will be in the CBS slot as the first game of the double header with the Alabama/LSU game. This means we don’t get Uncle Verne and Gary Danielson, which could be a positive or negative depending on your personal taste.
Arkansas basketball kicked off the year with their Red-White game this weekend and there were a whole lot of points. Fans can expect a good deal of production from familiar faces Moses Kingsley and Dusty Hannahs, but there are plenty of new faces as well. Daryl Macon led all scorers with 28 points, Jaylen Barford put up an impressive line of 23/7/7, and transfer Dustin Thomas had a similar 21/8/7. There are a lot of unknowns with this team and all exhibitions should be taken with a grain of salt, but it looks like this team will be able to put up some big point totals.
The NBA also tips off today, and there are three #ProHogs in the association. Joe Johnson starts year 16 with the Utah Jazz who are on the upswing, Bobby Portis has his second season with a completely revamped Chicago Bulls team, and Patrick Beverly will start the year injured with the Houston Rockets.