LITTLE ROCK — Despite being all too familiar with the modern-day proverb about the risk in using the word “assume,” Arkansas being 4-4 going into November is chiseled in stone.
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LITTLE ROCK — Regress replaces progress as the word of the day to describe Arkansas football.
LITTLE ROCK — Picking football games, the gathering of late-breaking intel might be overrated.
FAYETTEVILLE — For the longest time Saturday night, the Razorbacks appeared superior to Alabama. Let that roll off the tongue.
LITTLE ROCK — An onerous assignment from day one, isolating the top four teams in college football is even more difficult because of the doings of Arizona, Ole Miss, TCU, Mississippi State, Utah, Notre Dame, Michigan State and others.
April 4, 1994, six hours until the tip against Duke, Nolan Richardson was in the bedroom of his hotel suite, relaxing, maybe even napping.
LITTLE ROCK — Unwittingly, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema will often paraphrase Denis Whatley during the next two weeks.
LITTLE ROCK — Supporting the conclusion that the first impression is a lasting one, well-educated people have authored papers and addressed conferences on the subject.
LITTLE ROCK — For good reason, the owner of I Spent It wants another crack at a colt already identified as a contender for the 2015 Kentucky Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — Fretting about an early deadline, timely delivery of the copy was made easy by Arkansas’ dominance of Northern Illinois.
LITTLE ROCK — If Arkansas plays that ended with a too-flat pass and a too-high lateral received any attention this week from Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Jay Niemann, it was no more than a mention.
LITTLE ROCK — Those who are writing the Big Ten out of the College Football Playoff, use a pencil.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas 49, Texas Tech 28 is no reason for Razorback fans to get all giddy.
LITTLE ROCK — Flip-flopping on the outcome of Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, causation is the number 277 and the name Aaron Jones.
LITTLE ROCK — Given the autonomy to help student-athletes, the five power conferences should expand their agenda and provide more attractive schedules for fans by banning football games against FCS schools.
LITTLE ROCK — One week into the football season, an adjustment on column content is necessary.
LITTLE ROCK — Scrunched between the keyboard and the printer, a printout of a column predicting the finish of all 14 teams in the SEC was earmarked for late November.
AUBURN, Ala. — Hoping for tiny morsels of positive from this Arkansas football team, quarterback Brandon Allen served up a nice helping of the good stuff.
LITTLE ROCK — Spotting the SEC and the Pac-12 both numbers and notoriety in the pursuit of a berth in the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten is in danger of falling further behind during the first two weeks of the season.
LITTLE ROCK — Stop reading if you’ve heard the one about Bret Bielema building a fence for his family’s hogs.
LITTLE ROCK — Refining national material specifically for Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen was easy to do, but nigh impossible at other positions where the Razorbacks have many options.
LITTLE ROCK — Hoped for in Liverpool, the gut check of Rory McIlroy occurred in Louisville.
LITTLE ROCK — Criss crossing conference championship odds with a preseason poll in a search for the Michigan State of 2014, three teams appeared on the radar.
LITTLE ROCK — Although Brandon Allen’s 2013 statistics were so-so at best, the only way to drum up a quarterback controversy at Arkansas is to apply a conspiracy theory to a blurb about A.J. Derby.
LITTLE ROCK — Inspired by the SEC’s announcement that all 14 schools will play football on the conference’s new network during the first four weeks of the season, the exercise in long-range planning was to identify the must-see game of the week while dealing with some self-imposed parameters.
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