With our 2007 series out, we wanted to get some more perspectives on the 2007 season. A couple of writers shared their memories of the year that was.
1. What was your biggest memory from the 2007 season?
Derek Oxford: My biggest memory was having Nick Saban beat in Bryant-Denny and letting them off the hook. In a lot of ways it was like the 2003 game where they came back from a big deficit, only this time Alabama got left too much time (and Jerell Norton as a "defensive" back). Had class with him and love him to death, but he let the team down on that last drive. Think he did it again in the Auburn game later in the year.
Robert Boyd: I think the biggest memory from the 2007 season would be the South Carolina Game. Just a crowning achievement for one of the best Razorbacks and best college players of all time. 9.4 yards per carry, 321 yards, Ran for an 80 yard touchdown, and threw a TD. There aren't many single game performances that will ever outdo that one.
Eric Harris: Just how much of a roller coaster of a year that ended up being. It was either something dumb like blowing a 4th quarter lead against Kentucky or losing to Auburn without allowing a touchdown, or something even more dumb like racking up 500-plus rushing yards on South Carolina or the LSU game. That doesn’t even take into account the off field stuff.
2. That was Darren McFadden's last year as a Hog, the two time Heisman runner-up was one of the Razorback GOATs. Should Arkansas retire his number?
Derek Oxford: Absolutely his number should be retired. He ran for almost 5K yards and played roughly 2.5 years. He put the team on his back for almost all of the 2006 and 2007 seasons. I vividly remember him throwing up in the Kentucky game that year because he was just physically exhausted.
Robert Boyd: Herschell Walker, Bo Jackson, Darren McFadden. Oddly enough both Walker and Jackson wore the number 34 and that number has been retired at both of the schools they attended. Darren McFadden's name gets mentioned with these two running backs because they are the three greatest running backs EVER in the SEC. There are a few others when you look at the whole college landscape that DMac might find his name a little further down the list, but the fact that his number isn't retired is kind of an indictment on Arkansas.
Eric Harris: Arkansas never has been big on retiring jerseys, as evidenced by how long it took names like Moncrief and Williamson up in Bud Walton Arena, but McFadden’s name and number need to be somewhere in Razorback Stadium.