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Arkansas Razorbacks News: Rawleigh’s New Role, Baseball, and John Daly

More on Rawleigh Williams III’s future with the program.

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By now you’ve probably seen the news or read his own story, but Rawleigh Williams’ playing days are over. We’ll definitely miss him on the football field but you have to respect the decision he made hope the best for him going forward. This doesn’t mean he’s disappearing from the football program though. Bret Bielema talked about the role he will still have with the team this year. He’s on a full medical scholarship so he’s still on track to get his degree move on to grad school.

There has been a ton of support for Williams from just about everyone. From current players and staff, to fans, to players across the country. Plenty of notable people had good things to say about the running back, and you can check out some of them here.

While Williams’ health is the most important part of this story, the Hogs still need to figure out what to do on the field. His absence leaves a big hole in the back field. Obviously Devwah Whaley is now the first choice at running back, now the door is wide open for guys like T.J. Hammonds, or newcomers Maleek Williams and Chase Hayden.

The baseball Hogs are right on the cusp of hosting a regional. The top-16 teams host and Arkansas is right at 16 or hovering right around it in just about every poll. The all important RPI also has them at 18 right now so the final two weekends against Vanderbilt and Texas A&M will be vital. The good news is both those teams have solid RPI numbers so any potential wins against them will be big.

For the first time in 13 years, Arkansas’ favorite golfer won a PGA Tour event. After winning, John Daly celebrated the win in the most John Daly way possible. All of the pictures from it can be found here and I promise they will make your day better.

Arkansas Softball is also in the SEC Tournament, they are the 12-seed and have a tough matchup in the first round against Alabama. On the surface it may not seem like a big deal, but it is a huge upswing from where they were and a sign the program is moving in the right direction. This is the program’s first winning season since 2013 and they have a puncher’s chance to get into the NCAA Tournament (as does every SEC team, which is insane.)