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Friday, September 25, 2020

Holt expecting Razorbacks to show improvement in opener with Georgia

ON HALFTIME: Bob Holt of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette talked about baseball, Ed Orgeron on 60 Minutes and Hogs' opening season Saturday.

Pittman says Hogs ‘confident they are ready to go’ heading into opener

Hogs coach Sam Pittman told the media Thursday he is anxious but team is "confident" with preparations for opener with Bulldogs on Saturday.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: Razorbacks’ practice Wednesday for Georgia opener

Sam Pittman said later he wasn't really happy with the Hogs' practice but here's what it looked and sounded like getting ready for Bulldogs.

ON THE MORNING RUSH:Murphy on how Hogs’ defense needs to get stops

ON THE MORNING RUSH: Tom Murphy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on how the Razorbacks' multiple looks on defense has to keep Georgia's quarterbacks off-balance.

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There will be some answers Saturday, but probably more questions, too

Sam Pittman is close to being able to coach the Hogs in a game, but Bumper Pool was clear Wednesday night about how this team is different.

Not really surprising Arkansas picked last, Boyd only All-SEC member

Rakeem Boyd was named to the coaches pre-season All-SEC team last week and Wednesday was named to the media's all-league team ... and Hogs dead last in SEC West.

Franks has been starter since he got here, which could be good news

For the first time since the 2017 season, Arkansas knows who the starting quarterback is and Sam Pittman hasn't made a big deal out of it.

This year could show Hog fans the difference a change SHOULD make

Kendal Briles has won more games as OC at Power 5 level than the guy before him even coached which is big reason this year could be better.

RECRUITING THURSDAY: Davenport on Hogs who might get noticed this year

THE MORNING RUSH: Richard Davenport of the Democrat-Gazette talked about players that could be getting noticed by end of yearfor preseason team selections.

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FFS: ESPN’s Jason Fitz joins us to discuss the latest in Fantasy Footbal!

Tye talks with Jason about how covid-19 impacts fantasy football, being a part of the NFL Draft, reporting at the Hot Dog Eating Contest and more!

Henry looking for secondary improvement to be key to defense being better

ON HALFTIME: WholeHogSports' Clay Henry said Wednesday the secondary being better under Barry Odom could be key to overall unit improvement for new year.

Talmadge on what she’s expecting to see in Razorbacks’ opener Saturday

ON HALFTIME: Tera Talmadge of Pig Trail Nation will be working the sidelines for the SEC Network on Saturday and she's looking for signs of improvement from Hogs.

Georgia’s offense key to how fast they pull away, according to King

ON HALFTIME: Bill King of Nashville Sports Radio is confident the Bulldogs will win Saturday, but how fast the offense cranks up will determine how fast.

Bud Light Seltzer Morning Rush Podcast: Fellas can’t sleep, they are ready to play

Tye & Tommy on Rakeem Boyd's excitement, Franks being the guy, plus Brett Goode!

Goode thinks having Fountain will improve Hogs’ special teams this year

Ex-Hogs' long-snapper Brett Goode told Tye Richardson, Tommy Craft on ESPN Arkansas that having a full-time special teams coach should help.

Boyd says Hogs know what’s at stake, who they are playing in opener Saturday

Razorbacks running back Rakeem Boyd talked with the media after practice Tuesday and said they are fully away just how good the Bulldogs are.

Franks on being selected captain, glad to get into first game in over a year

Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks was chose captain by his teammates last week and talked with the media about that and the Georgia opener.

Morgan says defensively, Hogs ‘just guessing’ what Bulldogs will be doing

In season opener for both teams Saturday, linebacker Grant Morgan feels it's a guessing game what Georgia will "give us our best shot at."

Marshall on defensive preparations ahead of opener against Georgia

Hogs defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall talked after practice Monday about he he feels the defense has done well getting ready for Saturday.

Barrett expects Franks’ upgrading quarterback spot big difference for Hogs

ON HALFTIME: Razorback play-by-play announcer Chuck Barrett said Tuesday he thinks adding Feleipe Franks to stabilize the offense biggest impact for Hogs.

Chavanelle on better size on inside defensive line making defense better

ON HALFTIME: Nikki Chavanelle of HawgBeat on the improved size on the Razorbacks' defensive line will improve the overall defense in new scheme this year.

Dawgs247 writer expects Mathis to be Georgia’s quarterback against Hogs

Redshirt freshman D'Wan Mathis is expected to be the Bulldogs' quarterback Saturday, according to Jake Rowe of Dawgs247 on Ruscin & Zach.

Murphy on Falcons’ special teams bumbling win against Cowboys, Hogs opener

Tom Murphy of the Democrat-Gazette, an Atlanta Falcons homer, didn't watch Atlanta's collapse against Dallas, but it's not the worst one.

Drew on Morgan ‘brotherly love’ when he heard Grant named captain for Hogs

ON THE MORNING RUSH: When Drew Morgan found out his younger brother Grant was named a captain this year he couldn't resist taking a shot as only brothers can.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RANKINGS
Following is the Overall Top 10 high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 7A, 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, as voted by a panel of sports media from around the state for the preaseason. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and ranking from the last poll of 2019:
OVERALLRecordPtsPrv
1.Bryant (25)3-02501
2.Bentonville3-02102
3.North Little Rock3-02003
4.Greenwood3-01424
5.Pulaski Academy3-01335
6.Conway2-11176
7.Cabot3-01056
8.Bentonville West2-1749
9.Joe T. Robinson2-13310
10.Lake Hamilton3-031
Others receiving votes: Wynne 19, LR Parkview 17, Fayetteville 12, Harding Academy 10, Fort Smith Northside 6, Jonesboro 5, Arkadelphia 4, Little Rock Christian 4, Benton 2, Van Buren 1.
CLASS 7A
1.Bryant (25)3-01251
2.Bentonville3-0922
3.North Little Rock3-0823
4.Conway2-1354
5.Cabot3-0285
Others receiving votes: Bentonville West 11, Fayetteville 2.
CLASS 6A
1.Greenwood (25)3-01251
2.Lake Hamilton3-0863
3.Little Rock Parkview3-0684
4.Benton1-2472
5.Jonesboro1-2255
Others receiving votes: Van Buren 8, Siloam Springs 7, Searcy 4, Mountain Home 2, West Memphis 2, Pine Bluff 1.
CLASS 5A
1.Pulaski Academy (25)3-01251
2.Wynne3-0882
3.Little Rock Christian2-1523
4.Texarkana1-0374
5.Harrison2-1275
Others receiving votes: Magnolia 24, Maumelle 7, White Hall 6, Camden Fairview 5, Watson Chapel 4.
CLASS 4A
1.Joe T. Robinson (22)2-11221
2.Arkadelphia (2)3-0802
3.Nashville (1)2-1673
4.Shiloh Christian2-1354
5.Pocahontas3-0295
Others receiving votes: Stuttgart 17, Ozark 16, Rivercrest 9.
CLASS 3A
1.Harding Academy (22)3-01201
2.Prescott (2)2-0962
3.Newport4-0663
4.Booneville3-0334
5.Rison (1)1-1245
Others receiving votes: Hoxie 15, Osceola 13, McGehee 8.
CLASS 2A
1.Fordyce (20)3-01201
2.Junction City (4)2-1942
3.Gurdon2-1603
4.Des Arc (1)4-0584
5.Magnet Cove3-1205
Others receiving votes: Poyen 10, Clarendon 9, Foreman 2, Bigelow 1, Hazen 1.