Coming into Tuesday Texas A&M was one of the strongest rebounding teams that struggled with turnovers. Arkansas has struggled inside but prides themselves on forcing turnovers. So naturally Arkansas out rebounded the Aggies and also had more turnovers. That is the kind of weird stat line that happens when a team gets their first win in an arena in 26 years. Granted there was a sizable gap where the two teams were in different conferences, but Arkansas getting their first win in College Station in so long, not to mention Mike Anderson’s first win there as a head coach feels more satisfying than the stats might say.
From Texas A&M’s perspective, this loss was bad. Really bad. Arkansas may have put the final nail in the Aggies NCAA Tournament hopes. With Florida, Kentucky, and West Virginia on the schedule they really couldn’t afford to lose a home game. Arkansas certainly deserves some credit for really locking down on defense but that second half collapse is really going to sting in College Station.
The SEC announced that each football team will have a member take part in a leadership council to discuss issues surrounding college athletes. The Hogs representative will be Rawleigh Williams, who appears to really be stepping into a leadership role for the Hogs.
Draft workouts have begun for a select few Razorback seniors at the East-West Shrine game. Drew Morgan sounds to have rebounded well and is having nice workouts after a bad Belk Bowl Experience. Detrich Wise is also getting attention and people getting to see Dan Skipper in person for the first time are in awe at his size.
After returning for the Belk Bowl and getting some tackles in, Dre Greenlaw has suffered a setback and is having another surgery on his foot. Bret Bielema hasn’t said anything on the issue so we have no way of knowing as of right now how that could affect his spring practice availability.