Back in the day, legends didn’t walk away unless at the point of something between their shoulder blades. The way Royal and Broyles always told it, neither had any idea of the other’s intentions. Yeah, right. Their families vacationed together.
Devwah Whaley expected to see plenty of early playing time at Arkansas when he signed with the school last year. Whaley enters this season as the unquestioned top backfield option for the Razorbacks, coming off a freshman year in which the 5-foot-11, 216-pound speedster rushed for 602 yards in part-time action.
The Wildcat offense’s moment in the NFL spotlight began in 2008, when the Dolphins used it to destroy the Patriots the season after they’d gone 1-15 and New England went 17-1. Dolphins coach Tony Sparano became one of the few to totally catch Bill Belichick off guard.
It turns out that year didn’t even hold a candle to the chaos that 2007 would bring. This year in Razorback football sounded more like one of Stefon’s hottest night clubs than a football season. It had it all, internet message boards, extramarital affairs, FOIA requests, Planes carrying banners, and large men wielding baseball bats.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are No. 32 in the Orlando Sentinel 2017 preseason college football rankings. The Razorbacks return key pieces of a strong offense, but the team needs to show improvement on defense. Our ranking: No. 32 Coach: Bret Bielema (25-26, entering fifth season; 93-50 overall) 2016 record: 7-6 overall, 3-5 Southeastern Conference; tied for fifth in West Division Look back: Bret Bielema’s fourth year at Arkansas had a chance to be his best one yet, despite a pair of ugly losses (56-3 to Auburn and 38-10 to LSU).