Independence Day? Bret Bielema’s about to have Dependence Day
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.
You will have to pardon me in advance for the brevity. As you’re reading this, it’s the morning of July 5. As I’m writing it, it’s early evening.
That means early evening on the Fourth of July. Today is our Independence Day. And when I say “our” I mean the United States of America’s. Not “our” being the assembled crowd who heard President Thomas J. Whitmore in the summer of 1995.
We are a few days from the start of SEC Media Days. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is scheduled to go first Monday. Scheduled.
Bielema’s wife, Jen, could give birth to the couple’s first child any day. Dependence Day. The league has told Bielema if the child came Sunday or Monday, they’d move him to another day. Kinks the schedule, but for kids, you do what you have to.
Kids and holidays. That’s what this time of year is for. Because, let’s be honest, not a whole heck of a lot else is going on.
One is here, one is coming
Arguably the two biggest recruits in Arkansas’ Class of 2017 have had news about them recently.
Junior college tight end Jeremy Patton’s news is the bigger (for now). He has made it in from JUCO. He’s enrolled at the school and will be a part of the Razorbacks next year. His late arrival provided some speculation he may not make it, but no such problem.
Similarly, freshman safety Montaric Brown has not arrived yet. Brown has a final online class to finish before he can head to college.
Both players are 4-star prospects. Arkansas’ hope is Patton will be an immediate contributor. The Razorbacks use lots of two-tight end sets and with Austin Cantrell one of two starters back — Jeremy Sprinkle is off to the NFL — there is a spot open.
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