Oh, Houston, Houston, Houston — your days at Arkansas are never far from mind
With your bacon, have some Hogs for Breakfast. It’s SEC Country’s weekday column and roundup on all things Arkansas. Opinion, numbers, inane babble and more! And now with ironic exclamation points! There is no place like it on the web.
What goes around, comes around
Houston Nutt. Former Arkansas coach. Former Ole Miss coach. He, by way of his lawyer, now is the reason the Rebels will be seeking a new head football coach just a month before the season starts.
Hugh Freeze is out at Ole Miss after some shady off-the-field issues over the last few years. The Nutt-led revelation on Thursday was simply the latest straw. The final one.
Behold, the sweet, sweet irony.
Hugh Freeze has Arkansas ties
He was the head coach at Arkansas State before taking over at Ole Miss back in 2012. But well before that, back in the 1990s, Freeze coached girls high school basketball in Tennessee. Football, too, and he once applied at Rogers High, just a few miles up the road from the University of Arkansas.
He did not get that job.
All the RBs
SEC Country’s complete look at the Arkansas roster — with a depth chart — continued Thursday with the running backs.
Devwah Whaley is guaranteed starter and primary ballcarrier. But behind him are a transfer from South Carolina and a whole bunch of freshmen. How do they slot? Here’s how.
Devwah Whaley gets some dap
It took Whaley a while to come into his own last season, but no one could blame him. He was a freshman playing behind the SEC’s eventual leading rusher.
People noticed, though. Whaley was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list on Thursday. The award is given to the best running back in the nation.
Arkansas lands top 25 classes, but …
That’s the big catch at Arkansas when it comes to football. The Razorbacks have consistently landed top 25 recruiting classes in the Bret Bielema tenure. It’s just that top 25 ranking is usually bottom four in the SEC. Makes it hard.
Our Trent Shadid looks back at the Class of 2014 and how it panned out. Because, really, classes are best rated after the fact.
Who does replace Reggie Perry, anyway?
It’s been a couple weeks now since the 5-star basketball recruit de-committed from Arkansas. He instead landed at Mississippi State, leaving the Razorbacks with, in theory, a scholarship to offer to someone in the Class of 2018. Shadid investigates.
Remember: Kenoy Kennedy
If you’re wondering what the former Razorbacks and Denver Broncos safety is up to, check it out here at WholeHogSports. Lots of Kenoy Kennedy quotes from arguably the best Arkansas safety of the 1990s.
Tweets and the like
Doesn’t it always come back to Nutt?
Bob Petrino takes Nutt's job, 4 years later, motorcycle wreck.
Hugh Freeze takes Nutt's job, 6 years later, escorts.
— Doc Harper (@doc_harper) July 20, 2017
The irony of Houston Nutt getting Hugh Freeze canned by FOI-ing phone records is incredible. What a CFB world we live in.
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) July 21, 2017
Yee-Haw! Today in Arkansas
The long, sad fall of former middleweight champion of the world Jermain Taylor has hit yet another low. Taylor is accused of biting a girlfriend during an argument at his home.
Taylor, a Little Rock native who often wore Razorbacks paraphernalia to the ring during his boxing career, was WBC, WBO, The Ring and lineal middleweight champ from summer 2005 to fall 2007.
He suffered a serious brain injury – a brain bleed — in 2009 and retired for more than two years. In 2014, he was charged with felonies after allegedly shooting his cousin; he was arrested again in 2015 on different charges.
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