What a week in Razorbacks sports.
Arkansas basketball got underway with its exhibition debut at Bud Walton Arena. The football team lost its seventh game of the year to officially eliminate itself from bowl eligibility. And even the softball team played a little fall tune-up against our Sooner neighbors to the west.
The hardwood Hogs may have started slow against Tusculum, however we did put them away somewhat easy. What? From where is Tusculum you ask?
Ask any random Kentucky Wildcats fan from where their exhibition opponents (the Transylvania Bat) hail, and you will probably receive the same form of baffled response.
Razorbacks football fans expecting a bowl game from Chad Morris in his freshman season fell short on their predictions, and that fate was sealed far too soon Saturday in a 45–31 loss at home to a very decent Vanderbilt team.
Some loyal fans took to Twitter in protest about the current regime:
While others were more forgiving of the new coaching staff:
Speaking of Morris, his comments made about seeing “who is on-board” has some wondering if there are players no longer invested in the program and its future successes. It is that expression from the coach which leads me to believe why Andy Hodges prosed the last three games may look that of spring practice.
Just to make light of the topics at hand, I give you the Morning Rush’s John Nabors adding a bit of humor to this season’s frustration:
And, lastly, the softball team had a two-game fall exhibition hosting Oklahoma in which Game 1, unfortunately, was very similar to our match-up against them in the Softball World Series this past season. Game 2, however, was a push, ending in a 2 -2 tie.
Finally, with no mention above, I am ending on what may be a hopeful note for many fans as Tye Richardson wonders if Kelly Bryant will wind up at Arkansas. Enjoy this interview Bryant had with ESPN’s Maria Taylor.
For the record, I am more than happy with Ty Storey at the helm next year. Am I mistaken? Please feel free to express your thoughts as always.
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