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Four 4-star prospects lead the way for Arkansas class of 2015

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Arkansas’ style of putting a class together has been impressive. 1) Get No. 1 player from in state (Ty Storey). Check. 2) Get incredibly talented foreign exchange student from Scandinavia (Hjalte Froholdt). Um, check. 3) Own in-state recruiting with 3 of the state’s top 7 so far (Storey, Jamario Bell, Colton Jackson). Check. 4) Get four-star lineman from Texas (Zach Rogers). Check....

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Love or hate football recruiting, it matters. Coaching, support staffs, financial situations and even a little bit of luck goes into winning football games, but having great players always helps too.So recruiting rankings are just one facet of a deliberate and in-depth equation that helps Athlon Sports project the college football season every year.When the staff sits down to hash out the Athlon...

Cal’s AD fires back at Bret Bielema, calls his comments ill-advised and beyond insensitive

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Bret Bielema has been making headlines the last few days. The second-year Arkansas coach cited a Cal player’s offseason death to support his stand on the 10-second defensive substitution proposal. Ted Agu collapsed and died at a local hospital earlier this month, in a tragic situation resulting from an offseason conditioning drill. Related: Gus Malzahn wants to sideline the proposal until next...

Arkansas hires defensive backs coach

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Bret Bielema dipped down into Texas to complete his coaching staff. Clay Jennings was hired to fill Taver Johnson’s void as the Hogs’ new defensive backs coach. “I’m thrilled to add Clay Jennings to our staff as his experience blends well with our defensive coaches’ philosophy and terminology,” Coach Bielema said in a release. “He was an instrumental part of a...

Bret Bielema cites player’s offseason death to support his stand on 10-second proposal

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is one of the founding fathers of the NCAA’s new proposed rule that would allow defenses 10 seconds to substitute before offenses could snap the ball, and Bielema finally had his first recent platform to speak about it. Bielema originally cited player safety when talking about hurry-up offenses last year, so his story hasn’t changed. Related: Spurrier calls it...

SEC’s top 5 defensive tackle signees for 2014

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s a good question–is any position in the SEC more important than the defensive tackle position? Maybe not. Here are five high school players who are SEC commitments who look like they’ll fit comfortably into the conference–and quickly. Without this kind of defensive line talent, it’s difficult to compete in the SEC. Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to...

Arkansas’ Randy Shannon gets bump in salary, DC Robb Smith’s salary revealed

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With Randy Shannon’s promotion as Arkansas’ senior associate head coach, he will receive a salary of $400,000 per year. Shannon made $315,000 annually as the team’s linebackers coach last season before his promotion. So, the pay increase was expected. Related: Arkansas hopeful to sell beer and wine at Razorback Stadium New defensive coordinator Robb Smith will earn $500,000 per year, and he...

Top 10 SEC Linebackers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Final SEC Rankings: Which direction is the Arkansas program heading?

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
From Auburn’s whimsical campaign to Alabama’s unexpected collapse, the Southeastern Conference displayed a flair for the dramatic during the Bowl Championship Series’ viewer-friendly final season. College football’s power league behemoth saw its streak of seven consecutive national championships snapped at the hands of unbeaten Florida State, but it did provide...

2014 SEC strength of schedule

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With spring football a month away, let’s take a gander at the SEC’s strength of schedule for 2014. Obviously, this is how the NCAA would determine a team’s strength of schedule. Related: How does the SEC’s live game attendance stack up to other conferences? The opponents’ win percentage is calculated by adding up the total wins and losses for the 12 teams on the schedule, and I added an...