After Sunday's debacle, its certain that Dave Van Horn wanted some urgency from his team against Memphis. It's a pretty good bet that the fans wanted it as well after D1Baseball's midseason field of 64 projection excluded the Hogs.
The team started their climb back uphill with a satisfying 12-4 win over Memphis at Auto Zone Park. Clark Eagan, Cullen Gassaway and Grant Koch combined for 10 hits on a night where the bats were hot for Arkansas. Arkansas will have plenty of opportunities to get back into the postseason picture, every team except one remaining on the schedule is in the current postseason projection.
Position changes are common during spring practice. Teams always will shuffle a couple players around to see if they can maximize their talent. This spring, the player came to the coach. Check out more info about Duwop Mitchell's move to running back this spring and how he's progressing. He was one of the better players in the team's first spring scrimmage and could compete from some carries during the season. Mitchell has played at several different positions at Arkansas and only time will tell if this move sticks for him.
Arkansas fans can bit a solemn farewell to former Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Stallings, who left Nashville to take the job at Pitt. Despite Stallings leading a normally decent-to-good program at Vanderbilt during a mostly brutal 16-year stretch for the Razorbacks, the Hogs were 15-6 against him. Raise a glass. Vandy replaced him with Bryce Drew, best known as Valparaiso's NCAA Tournament hero vs Ole Miss in 1998. SB Nation's Vanderbilt site Anchor of Gold has lots of great coverage of the new SEC coach.
It's Masters weekend at Augusta and one of the famous events leading up to the tournament is the Par-3 contest. Before making his Master's debut, former Razorback David Lingmerth got an ace on No.7. He has some limited experience and success in other major tournaments. So if you're checking out golf all weekend keep an eye on him.