Has the winter and lack of football got you down? Good news! Spring football starts this week for Arkansas. The Hogs are wanting to build off the momentum found at the end of last season, but will have to fill some pretty big holes in the process. A good list of things to focus on this spring can be found here. Clearly all eyes are going to be on the quarterback battle, but there will be plenty of other things too watch. Seeing how the linebacker depth grows and if new secondary coach Paul Rhodes can develop players are going to be big things to keep an eye on.
Bret Bielema hasn't released a two-deep roster yet, but here is what it could end up looking like at the start of practice. There are plenty of familiar faces but a fair share of new names as well. It will be interesting to see if Hjalte Froholdt can make the switch to offensive line and start right away. The defense also looks strong with mostly returning players, including Randy Ramsey, who is certainly on his last strike. There will be a few new names in the fall's first two-deep just like last year, but predictions are just too fun to pass up on.
This weekend was much better for the baseball team. After getting swept they responded by sweeping Auburn and getting back to .500 in conference play. Michael Bernal had the biggest weekend for the Hogs. Before getting the game-winning 2-RBI single on Sunday, he launched two home runs in Saturday's 14-7 win. That came after Luke Bonfield's walk-off single on Friday. The sweep brought them up a couple spots to No. 18 in the D1Baseball poll.
After getting waived by the Brooklyn Nets, former Razorback Joe Johnson has had a quiet resurgence with the Miami Heat. Johnson has been one of the most improved players since the NBA's all-star break in February. He has improved his FG% from 40% to 54% and his 3FG% from 37% to an even 50%. The Palm Beach Post talks about how he fits in with the Heat and how he got in shape to play their more up tempo style.