Week 2 Saturday Six-Pack: The Hangover

Week 1, college football binged on a loaded docket freely dubbed The Best Opening Weekend Ever. Week 2 brings the unavoidable hangover. Despite taking an inevitable dip in top-to-bottom intrigue, the Week 2 slate is not completely lacking for quality football. A trio of dormant series revived headline Week 2: BYU and Utah in the…

Graduate Transfer Restrictions Make No Sense

A graduate transfer embodies the very mantra the NCAA engrained into the masses for a generation: Going pro in everything but sports. It's technically true. The vast majority of college athletes will not play professionally; including high Div. I football players, only a fraction of whom will play in the NFL. Earning a degree --…

Arkansas Refuses to Play Arkansas State (Still). Hogwash

Every so often, a reminder that Arkansas refuses to play Arkansas State resurfaces, and I am reminded once more that not all college football traditions need upholding. A column in Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette broached the subject anew, prompting Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema to reiterate the program's timetable for playing Arkansas State: "Never." Bielema offered…

Bret Bielema’s Red Shoe Razorbacks

From the man who brought you a "borderline erotic" kneel-down, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema is bringing sexy back to SEC media days. Play that saxophone! On the cancellation of a scheduled nonconference game against Michigan: "I know Michigan-Notre Dame sounds sexy. I think Michigan-Arkansas sounds sexy." On the Razorbacks' identity compared to that…

Game Balls: Happy Canada Day

Another happy Friday to you all, a pleasant July, and a merry Canada Day to our neighbors up north. Much like America's own Independence Day, Canada Day celebrates the nation's gradual departure from the British Empire with the ratification of the 1867 Constitution Act. See, before England craved isolationism, it sought to unify the world…

Take Bret Bielema’s Suggestion for Undrafted Underclassmen Further

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema advocated for the NCAA allowing undrafted underclassmen to return to college without losing eligibility. You can check out his entire interview with Bo Mattingly here, in which he says he plans to reach out to other coaches for their support. Razorbacks' offensive lineman Denver Kirkland found himself among the 30…

4th and 25 Changed The Football Landscape

4th and 25. Those who follow the SEC need no elaboration, particularly Arkansas or Ole Miss fans. However, the wildest play of the 2015 season should hold equal significance for supporters of Alabama, Clemson, Michigan State, Iowa, Ohio State...basically, any team directly impacted by the resulting outcome. The Razorbacks' 4th and 25 hook-and-lateral play immediately…