Arkansas put out their spring football schedule, and Hog fans will need to wait a little longer than normal to get seeing the team on the field. Arkansas’ spring schedule starts at the end of March and finishes with the Spring Game on April 29th. It seems later than usual, but Bret Bielema has always preferred to take spring practice as late as he possibly can.
Mike Anderson’s squad will attempt to extend their winning streak in Nashville tonight as they take on the Commodores. While their record doesn’t stand off the page, one thing certainly does and that’s their 3 point shooting. The top priority for the Hogs will be stopping the outside shot, something that Arkansas has been notoriously bad at the past couple of years.
After playing Vandy, Arkansas gets a break from SEC play with the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. A month ago, a game in Stillwater seemed like a solid chance at scoring a solid road win, but a six game losing streak may have lowered the significance a little. Still, Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood thinks that making the game more common would be a positive for both programs. With their proximity to each other, the chance to play a major conference team more often would help.
The East-West Shrine game took place last weekend and was a huge help for Deatrich Wise’s draft stock. During the game Wise made several big plays and was singled out as one of the top performers by several people. This weekend could prove to be huge for him since he was right on the edge of getting drafted by a lot of boards.
With the matchup for the Super Bowl decided, we have one former Razorback in the game. Trey Flowers will not only be at the game, but will most likely start and play a larger role than any Razorback has had in the game for a while. There was a guarantee of one former Razorback making the Super Bowl, as Flowers’ Patriots beat Cobi Hamilton’s Pittsburgh Steelers.