With Arkansas veteran wideout down, it’s time for youngsters to step up
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.
Practicing in pads
Arkansas hit the practice field Saturday in pads for the first time this fall camp. It’s just the next step in preparation for the season. By the way, on Tuesday we can all officially say “season starts this month.” No more “next month.” It’ll August and the Razorbacks open on Aug. 31 in Little Rock against Florida A&M.
Razorbacks wide receiver Jared Cornelius has every catch but three among the entire Arkansas wideout corps. So, yes, he’s important. His missing practice Friday due to a “minor” back injury is, if you’re a fan, hopefully just that — minor. But backs are funky and there is no timetable on Cornelius’ return.
The next great Arkansas wideout?
Jordan Jones’ athleticism and upside have earned him acknowledgment from the Arkansas coaches ever since he arrived in the Class of 2015. Jones redshirted last season, but with only Cornelius back at the position with any experience, this could be Jones’ chance. He’s trying to make the most of it in camp.
Just in time
The Razorbacks needed another body in the backfield after Rawleigh Williams III decided to retire in the spring. Enter David Williams, a former South Carolina tailback who brings SEC experience as a grad transfer. So far, so good, it appears.
Basketball Hogs offer 4-star guard from Oklahoma
#OKpreps in the house, y’all. Midwest City guard Keyshawn Embery is the latest high-schooler to get a scholarship offer from Arkansas. Per Embery’s Twitter account, the offer came Saturday. Embery is the top recruit in Oklahoma and in June his top five schools were Nebraska, Purdue, Creighton, Tulsa and Houston. A couple of those are superior teams to Arkansas right this second, but the Razorbacks could crack that list.
Get well soon, coach/chairman
Coastal Carolina visits Arkansas this season and the Chanticleers will be overwhelming underdogs. Now Coastal Carolina will be without its football coach, too, after Joe Moglia announced he was taking a five-month sabbatical for health reasons. Moglia is the chairman of TD Ameritrade. Yes, the one you’re thinking of.
If you are 25 or older and grew up in a Arklahoma, you simply don’t forget Nov. 14, 1998. Arkansas vs. Tennessee. The fumble. Clint Stoerner sure doesn’t forget it. The play still eats at the former Razorbacks quarterback. Fun read on Stoerner’s memories of it from Wally Hall.
Tweets and the like
Bret Bielema can’t talk about commits by name — I remembered that with anguish last week — but he can use social media to his advantage in being vague without being vague. For example, like this:
Now, this is may be a little too inside-baseball, as the phrase goes, but to those who think, “Wow! I’d love to cover the Razorbacks. I bet it’s exciting” … well, it’s mostly like this.
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) July 29, 2017
Recruiting trips are fun.
— DC2✖️ (@_laduck) July 29, 2017
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