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Arkansas Razorbacks Internet Chatter - Spring Practice Update and Nathan Fort's Journey

Where do the Hogs stand at some key position battles?

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After week one of spring football in the books, position battles may not be decided, but they are definitely taking shape. Eric Bolin has a recap of some main battles shaping up, starting with quarterback. Austin Allen and and Rafe Peavey unsurprisingly seem to be pulling ahead as the top two options. Its also worth checking out for the update on how the offensive line is taking shape and Randy Ramsey's progress.

One player who will need to step up in 2016 is Kody Walker. With Alex Collins leaving there is a major hole at running back. If Walker can stay healthy, then he's off to a good start so far. In their first spring scrimmage, Walker impressed the coaching staff, getting 39 yards on five carries. Bret Bielema says that he has dropped about 15 pounds in the offseason, which should help Walker's health throughout the season.

It was a rough weekend against Mizzou for the Razorback baseball team, after losing 2 of 3 this weekend Dave Van Horn could shake things up, especially with the starting rotation. It was talked about a little at the beginning of the season, but Zach Jackson, along with James Teague, could be starting next weekend. None of the starters made it past the fourth inning against Mizzou and Jackson kept the Hogs within striking distance on Sunday by throwing a season high 87 pitches. The Tigers blew the game open after Jackson had been taken out.

Lastly, it isn't Razorback related, but it is about a man from Arkansas and was the most important thing I have read all weekend. Nathan Fort is from Cedarville, Arkansas, which is just north of Fort Smith. He wrote about his story of dealing with coming out on SB Nation's Outsports. Fort's story shows just how difficult coming out can be for some people and how courageous he was to do so after what he faced. It was by far the most powerful and favorite thing I've read this weekend.