FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The 2015 season was mostly one to forget for Arkansas’ pass defense.
The Hogs finished last in the SEC, allowing just over 275 passing yards per game a year ago.
Senior cornerback Jared Collins is set to make his 24th consecutive start for the Razorbacks, so he’s well aware of how the secondary was viewed as a weakness last season. He was the player guest Thursday on coach Bret Bielema’s radio show and said the defense will be playing with a chip on its shoulder this season based on the poor performance in 2015.
“We take last year personal,” Collins said. “I feel like we’re going out everyday and that motives us to go out and play our best and to be our best so we can help this team out.”
Arkansas kickoffs its 2016 season Saturday at 3 p.m. against Louisiana Tech inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.