4. Arkansas will be the SEC’s must-see team
In this same piece last year, I pushed the idea that Arkansas was going to be the SEC’s top fun-bad team …
“The Hogs aren’t going to play a lick of D, they’ll wing the ball all over the yard, and they’ll put the pressure on everyone game-in-and-game-out in shootout after shootout.”
Arkansas was just plain bad-bad, failing to score more than 17 points six times in an ugly 2-10 season. However, it did battle hard in close losses against Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and LSU …
And finished up the season getting its doors blown off by Mississippi State and Missouri by a combined score of 90-6.
So let’s try this again.
Under second-year head coach Chad Morris, the Hogs still won’t play a lick of D, they really will wing the ball all over the yard – they’ve upgraded at quarterback with Ben Hicks coming in from SMU and Nick Starkel from Texas A&M – and helped by a talented young receiving corps, they’ll put the pressure on everyone game-in-and-game-out in shootout after shootout.
And thanks to a schedule with Portland State, Colorado State, San Jose State and WKU, they’ll get to six wins and a bowl game, too.