Things went from bad to worse for the Diamond Hogs in Oxford, after looking like they could have some momentum heading into the series following the midweek victory over Memphis, the Rebels swept Arkansas, capped by an 8-7 loss on Sunday. Arkansas never led at any point. Dave Van Horn tried to mix around some lineups, tried new starting pitchers, and still nothing is working. It's a pretty disappointing flip from what was a promising start to the season.
The sweep makes Arkansas' NCAA Tournament chances look pretty bleak. They have home series against Texas A&M and Florida coming up, but they will need to get some big results to get back in the postseason conversation Their conference record now stands at 4-8 and they have a dismal RPI. Making any tournament would take a major turnaround for them.
The quarterbacks might be all of the talk at Arkansas' spring practice, but the offensive line might be the most important. Here is a piece looking at where the Hogs stand at the line this season. Replacing Denver Kirkland and Sebastian Tretola are big holes to fill, both literally and figuratively. This upcoming season, some younger players are going to need to step into bigger roles. Arkansas had the luxury of starting the same five guys on the line for the entire year. I wouldn't expect that to continue in 2016.
ESPN is listing what they consider to be the top 10 players for each SEC team and on Monday gave what they consider to be Arkansas' top 10. Honestly, we found some of the rankings to be a little surprising. What do you think? Agree? Disagree?