HOOVER, Ala. — There’s something familiar about the cover of Arkansas’ 2014 media guide.
It’s a recreation from 1964.
The Razorbacks are paying tribute to the 50-year anniversary of the national title season with its new media guide, which was unveiled Monday during the first day of SEC Media Days.
The top half of the 2014 media guide is a photo of the 1964 senior class. The photo, which was on the cover of the 1964 media guide, is of the seniors wearing suits and positioned on two staircases on campus. The 2014 senior class — also wearing suits for their photo — was positioned in the same spot.
The cover includes the slogan: “Respect the past. Represent the future.”
An Arkansas news release also said the school is the first in the nation to feature the Reveal by EBSCO Media app on a media guide cover. The app can be downloaded and scanned for enhanced content throughout the season.
The media guide release also shed some light on a few roster moves Monday.
As expected, wide receiver D’Arthur Cowan and defensive back Chris Murphy were not included. Cowan was removed from the team because of academic reasons, while Murphy decided to transfer after just one semester on campus.
Sophomore Cordale Boyd also has moved from the offensive line to defense, according to the media guide. Boyd spent the spring working on the offensive front, but has been moved to try to bolster Arkansas’ depth on the interior.
Boyd is the second Razorback to move to defense since the end of the 2013 season. Mitchell Loewen, who missed the spring after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, has moved from tight end to the defensive line.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau