LITTLE ROCK — Concisely, coach Mike Anderson explained why Arkansas was trailing Georgia at halftime.
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LITTLE ROCK — Oaklawn Park’s unabashed promotion of a four-letter word is a smashing success.
LITTLE ROCK — Whether Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and other high-profile underclassmen invoke Matt Barkley’s name, the former USC quarterback casts a long shadow over the race for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.
LITTLE ROCK — Handicapping the postseason games, the Peach, Orange, Outback, Cotton and Alamo bowls receive special attention because the mad genius behind a season-long college football pool added a twist to the final, extended go-round of frustration.
LITTLE ROCK — Best I can tell, Braxton Miller will quarterback at least four SEC schools this fall, plus two from the Big 12 and two from the Pac-12.
LITTLE ROCK — Half the pertinent questions about the first wave of bowl games can be answered online and the other one can wait until post-game statistics are available.
LITTLE ROCK — In front of the TV in Beaver Falls, Pa., on Dec. 6, 1969, a 12-year-old was introduced to the unique and ferocious rivalry between the only Southwest Conference team outside Texas and the league standard bearer.
LITTLE ROCK — An hour before the drawn-out reveal of college football’s Final Four, the gist of the column was done, with XXXXX marking the spots to insert the appropriate teams.
LITTLE ROCK — Scribbled on a stat sheet from the Ole Miss game in Fayetteville are Oregon 6, Ohio State 2, Florida State 6, Alabama 10, and Baylor 7.
LITTLE ROCK — Unwittingly, Wisconsin can pave the way for another chapter in the argument about whether an all-world quarterback can outdo a more complete team.
LITTLE ROCK — At the risk of losing readers under 20, Missouri is the Rodney Dangerfield of college football.
LITTLE ROCK — Regularly preceding Bo, as in Wallace, is an adjective of admiration or condemnation. Watching the Ole Miss quarterback exit the field after making an imprudent decision on the Rebels’ final play vs. LSU and then reading coach Hugh Freeze’s take on what occurred, I agreed with the immediate conclusion that this was the “Bad Bo.”
LITTLE ROCK — Originally taken with a grain of salt in light of the source, expectations for Arkansas basketball mean more since being reinforced by folks in Las Vegas.
LITTLE ROCK — From a football perspective, the end of Arkansas’ 25-month SEC losing streak begins with head coach Bret Bielema, defensive coordinator Robb Smith, quarterback Brandon Allen, the offensive line and the secondary.
LITTLE ROCK — On the Sunday after Starkville, during a chance pre-dawn meeting, dog-walking neighbors marveled that Bret Bielema had not lost this Arkansas team.
LITTLE ROCK — Waffling about attending the induction of former Razorbacks into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame, it dawned on me that Lance Alworth, Billy Moore and Loyd Phillips were to blame for the angst.
LITTLE ROCK — A Pittsburgh fan from birth, the new voice of Arkansas Razorback baseball has an affinity for a right-handed pitcher in the same division as his beloved Pirates.
LITTLE ROCK — Based on the premise that two losses is one too many to make the College Football Playoff, the SEC’s hope of double dipping hinges on Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.
LITTLE ROCK — The following questions need only a yes to create a mind-blowing mess in the Western Division of the SEC:
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State’s Bulldogs did what good teams do, they found a way to win despite self-inflicted wounds.
LITTLE ROCK —Trying to figure how the heck Mississippi State ascended to the top of the college football world, recruiting was the logical place to start.
LITTLE ROCK — Mississippi State-Florida State or Florida State-Mississippi, either way 1-2 goes down easy. The one-loss teams that will be third and fourth in the initial rankings for the College Football Playoff, that’s a different story.
LITTLE ROCK — On Monday evening, members of the selection committee charged with ranking college football’s best teams will exit their meeting room and move into an adjacent room for a working dinner.
LITTLE ROCK — Cycling through the multitude of tried and true roles in the fight game, Jermain Taylor is in stage eight.
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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