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 on: Today at 11:47:13 pm 
Started by OnYourToes - Last post by GoHogs1091
Theyíve said they want to be more mobile than any Oline in the conference.  You can compare similar styles of offensive play to Auburn and Texas A&M under Sumlin.  Auburn L to R was Golson (314), Horton (331), Dunn (292), Smith (300) and James (320).  Thatís an average of 311.  A&M started Martin (310), Proctor (300), McCoy (315), Lanfear (320) and Sutherland (310).  Also a 311 average. I donít think they want guys 280 across the board, but a few 315s with a few 285-290 mixed in can work at this level.  You wonít see Brian Wallace and Johnny Gibson at 280.  They havenít weighed that since they were 13.  Regardless of what they weigh, they have to be able to move.  Get to the spot and engage.  If youíre outmanned, cut.  Itís gohng to make a world of difference as well since the ball will be out quicker and the QB will never have his back to the line of scrimmage in play action.

Auburn's OL and Texas A&M's OL were on the small side compared to Clemson.  Clemson this just completed season was the following on the OL (from left to right).

Hyatt   305 lbs.
Hearn   330 lbs.
Falcinelli   305 lbs.
Crowder   340 lbs.
Pollard   315 lbs.

Avg.   319 lbs.

It was basically the same OL (minus the Center, Falcinelli) that controlled the Alabama DL in January 2017.  They did have some trouble against Alabama's DL in January 2018, but Saban had almost a month to prepare for them.

Auburn got really fortunate when they played Alabama in November 2017.  Alabama was injury depleted, and was not fresh like they were when Alabama played Clemson in January 2018.

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 on: Today at 11:45:08 pm 
Started by Rudy Baylor - Last post by Jimbob111
How about ďNone of the aboveĒ?
Heís blow-hard plant to call-in sports talk shows.
7 excellent points within 5 seconds? Seriously? Geez.
Rudy...please stop.

He may make 7 points but they are usually made up facts from his own point of view. He can spit them out, though, that's for sure.

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 on: Today at 11:34:32 pm 
Started by Granny fan - Last post by Atlhogfan1
So when we beat Kentucky three times who at the time had players who are starting in the NBA now, that does not count for high level wins? We are talking Kentucky when they were the Alabama version of SEC basketball.  You all have short memories.  Is Mike a great coach? No.  Is he a good coach? Yes. Lets be honest, do you think only great coaches win national championships?  We all know that is not true.  There are only a few great coaches out there and they are not coming to Arkansas.  Why fire a good coach to hire another good coach without ties to Arkansas?

What season did we beat UK three times? 
2014 had two wins vs UK.  The second came when UK was playing poorly and was easy to defend during that stretch of their season.  I remember it well. You had to reach to find any example till the OU win this season.

Not suggesting we fire him. 

I do not give a darn about Arkansas ties.  These are professionals hired to do a job. Weíve tried the Ark connection in football and basketball.  It brings problems.

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 on: Today at 11:26:07 pm 
Started by pignparadise - Last post by Tejano Jawg
I saw Big O throw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game last season, on "Univ of Arkansas day." He looked good then, even better now. Great for Oliver. Maybe he needs to try out for another NBA team.

On a side note, here are my 3 kids that day. Cool caps.


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 on: Today at 11:24:07 pm 
Started by Rudy Baylor - Last post by Hog N Bama
Donít stroke his ego. He might explode.

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 on: Today at 11:22:54 pm 
Started by Granny fan - Last post by daprospecta
Yes.  The gap in how competitive SEC baseball is compared to basketball is laughable.  "We've won the second most games in the SEC in the last 3.47 seasons" is like finishing 2nd in the Special Olympics.  Even McPherson who spins up these numbers admits our schedule wasn't very tough.  Our basketball team rarely even accomplishes things like beating really highly ranked, prominent programs.  Almost always a double digit loss.  OU was an exception.  UNC was not.  But we are supposed to temper our expectations to just overlook those.  14-15 team wasn't even competitive against most of the better teams on the schedule. 

DVH wins.  With baseball, you don't hear about counterfeit rings or assaults by players or some things that have been kept quiet with the basketball program.  We have a season like last season, we remain calm because we know who we have in charge won't stand for it. 

You mention seeding.  Another issue where we are just supposed to ignore it.  "moving goal posts" lol.  Don't have an expectation of the basketball team regularly earning seeds suggesting they should win 2-3 games in the NCAAT.  Nope.  8 seed, 9, 10... we made it in.  Almost upset a 1.  So close to a Sweet 16.  Never mind it would have been an upset.  Don't dare expect a seed in the 3,4,5 range in many seasons.  Too much to ask.  Just wait on that 2023 recruiting class. 

It isn't having too big of expectations that is the frustration.  It is being told to have none and whatever happens spin in it into being good enough because of who the coach is.  Dumb situation to force yourself into but we did. 

Two coaches have gotten away with this at the UA:  Nutt till he couldn't help himself off the field and Mike.

Holtz - fired for program declining
Hatfield - left under pressure
Ford - fired even though he was molding some good underclassmen
Bielema - fired after 5 seasons

Nolan - fired for the program declining
Heath - fired because just making the NCAAT wasn't enough at that time
Pelphrey - fired even though APR was getting better from the mess Heath left, not winning enough even though winning was slowly going up and off the court lack of discipline.  Not good enough.  Got 4 seasons.  (was never qualified for the job)

Nutt - would have become AD had he had not screwed up the SD thing so badly
Mike - we have national recruiting analysts mentioning how it took to 6 seasons in to see the staff work hard in recruiting


You would be hard pressed to find an outsider who would say Mike has done a great job at Arkansas.  Probably couldn't find one to say he hasn't underachieved.  This is why they don't respect the program right now enough to pay much attention to it. 


Disclaimer:  Mike is a good coach, great representative of the UA and state and I'm not advocating his immediate firing. 


So when we beat Kentucky three times who at the time had players who are starting in the NBA now, that does not count for high level wins? We are talking Kentucky when they were the Alabama version of SEC basketball.  You all have short memories.  Is Mike a great coach? No.  Is he a good coach? Yes. Lets be honest, do you think only great coaches win national championships?  We all know that is not true.  There are only a few great coaches out there and they are not coming to Arkansas.  Why fire a good coach to hire another good coach without ties to Arkansas?

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 on: Today at 11:09:29 pm 
Started by Dick Swineberg - Last post by micali
Radio it is.

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 on: Today at 11:00:58 pm 
Started by Granny fan - Last post by rzrbackramsfan
Except I said after the SC game that it was obvious it was not going to work here for BB and he should go. And that is my point, it does not take a decade to turn a basketball program into a winner, but some of you would give Mike 2 decades simply because he is Mike, results are a far second to his identity. Had any other basketball coach gone 16-16 in yr 5, FCJ would have died from dehydration he would have been puking so much. But Mike goes 16-16 in yr 5 and FCJ is on here night and day telling us that Mike is the GOAT & he'd take Mike over Coach K.

You always love to forget to mention a few thinks about that .500 season. 

1. Just about everything that could go wrong personnel wise did. 
2. Coming off of 2 solid years and an NCAA. 
3. Upcoming class was top 25, the class after that was top 25, and the class after that was ranked number 1.  Those classes mightíve even been better than top 25 during the 15-16 season as well. 

With all that taken into consideration, he was always going to get the year, and he came through.

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 on: Today at 10:58:18 pm 
Started by Dick Swineberg - Last post by ADavisTheGOAT
Well weíre definitely going to lose now

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 on: Today at 10:55:27 pm 
Started by Granny fan - Last post by hogsanity
Even his Fire Mike Anderson (FMAFs) friends are like, whoooaaaa, Bret Bielema shouldnít have been fired? Thatís a little radical for me. 

I Imagine Hogsanity (HS) leading a Fire Mike Anderson rally:

HS: We got us here a Nolan impersonator!  Only difference is Nolan won a NC and recruited McDonalds All Americans!! 

FMAF: yea, Mike ainít Nolan! And he heíll as sure ainít Eddie Sutton!

HS: they donít play fundamental basketball, donít block out, run set plays, and play straight up defense until they do this, theyíll never win anything. 

FMAF: yea!! Ben Howland runs plays!! All we do is run around and jack up threes!!

*the ground is shaking because of the audibly deafening cheers, HS waits for everyone to finish, however, thereís a chant of HS that lasts well over 15 minutes*

HS: And the funny part is, they fire Bret and keep Mike!  If Mike hasnít been fired, thereís no way Bret shouldíve been fired! He managed to go 4-8 in a conference that had TWO teams in the NC. 

*crowd goes silent*

FMAF: ... uh idk about all that!


Except I said after the SC game that it was obvious it was not going to work here for BB and he should go. And that is my point, it does not take a decade to turn a basketball program into a winner, but some of you would give Mike 2 decades simply because he is Mike, results are a far second to his identity. Had any other basketball coach gone 16-16 in yr 5, FCJ would have died from dehydration he would have been puking so much. But Mike goes 16-16 in yr 5 and FCJ is on here night and day telling us that Mike is the GOAT & he'd take Mike over Coach K.

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