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USA Today Analyzes the Hogs

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Posted: 6/5/2014 1:21 PM

USA Today Analyzes the Hogs 


The picture they paint ain't so pretty

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Posted: 6/5/2014 1:52 PM

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Brutal.

Hopefully there's a little more talent than what he sees.  I think he's underselling the D-line and maybe, hopefully, the receivers.  Everyone agrees improved QB play is critical.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:05 PM

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We're a fake field goal away from the top 50.

Well, it is hot in here Ricky.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:16 PM

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I would think this guy gets paid by the word, not content.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:23 PM

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guess we should just quit now and save us the time.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 4:39 PM

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I think the author is spot on and fair in his assessment.  I especially like his notion that Bielema's offense will make Houston Nutt's look revolutionary.  I really cannot argue with his conclusions but I still hope they are wrong.  My heart says 6-6, my head says 4-8.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 5:11 PM

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Our SOS is ranked #1 in the nation. My question isn't how many we win, it's when do we in an SEC game. I still think 6-6, I just don't like BA as starter when CBB wants experienced QB's. Give AA and Peavey some experience, especially if BA hasn't improved

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Posted: 6/5/2014 7:58 PM

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Certainly not for lack of a beautiful subject. Crow is a dish best served cold!


MudvilleSwine wrote: The picture they paint ain't so pretty
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Posted: 6/5/2014 10:07 PM

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I don't mind if you enjoy shoveling sh_t, but at least don't take a dump on it before you serve the leftovers.  He said last year's offense, which functioned without a QB, made Nutt look innovative.

His assessment of the offense this year is fairly positive, with one major caveat.  We need a QB that can at least be a caretaker.  No pick sixes. No sacks.  Absolutely no need, EVER, for 250 yards passing.


That's how the offense will win football games, and complaining about it will just add more L's to the the season record.

The defense is what needs rebuilding.  The offense is fine, unless baked turns out to be right about Allen.  If he is, the whole family needs to be sent packing so we can start over.

And people had the nerve to question Coach B when he said he was surprised not to find more talent at receiver and QB.  The truth is hard for some people to handle.




LC Porkwood wrote:

I think the author is spot on and fair in his assessment.  I especially like his notion that Bielema's offense will make Houston Nutt's look revolutionary.  I really cannot argue with his conclusions but I still hope they are wrong.  My heart says 6-6, my head says 4-8.

This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”  - Charles Dickens
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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:19 PM

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NostraHOGus wrote: I don't mind if you enjoy shoveling sh_t, but at least don't take a dump on it before you serve the leftovers.  He said last year's offense, which functioned without a QB, made Nutt look innovative.

His assessment of the offense this year is fairly positive, with one major caveat.  We need a QB that can at least be a caretaker.  No pick sixes. No sacks.  Absolutely no need, EVER, for 250 yards passing.


That's how the offense will win football games, and complaining about it will just add more L's to the the season record.

The defense is what needs rebuilding.  The offense is fine, unless baked turns out to be right about Allen.  If he is, the whole family needs to be sent packing so we can start over.

And people had the nerve to question Coach B when he said he was surprised not to find more talent at receiver and QB.  The truth is hard for some people to handle.




LC Porkwood wrote:

I think the author is spot on and fair in his assessment.  I especially like his notion that Bielema's offense will make Houston Nutt's look revolutionary.  I really cannot argue with his conclusions but I still hope they are wrong.  My heart says 6-6, my head says 4-8.


Wow.  The post was mild.  You need some

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Posted: 6/6/2014 12:05 AM

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Mild posts are some of the most effective at building consensus around false conclusions. Some of my best work takes place when I'm handing you flowers with one hand, and holding a knife behind my back with the other.

That said, I have been reading the paid board more lately, and all I could think was that no news was better than some of the stuff I see over there.  But then I got to thinking that complete lack of controversy was was no fun either.

So, I found the first available candidate who appeared due for a butt chewing, and I let him have it.  (this is a line Judge Graham Partlow once used on a fresh faced lawyer who will remain nameless).  All I could wonder while I wrote it was how long it had been since I had made more than one scatological reference in a message board post.

And if you recall, I'm not that fond of the "conventional wisdom" about Nutt either. Nutt averaged 7.5 wins at Arkansas.  Petrino achieved a lofty 8.25. (Both numbers round to 8, which Nutt bashers said was "mediocre."

The author of the piece knew what he was doing when he made the Nutt comparison, and LC knew what he was doing when he suggested the comparison was being made to Bielema offenses in general.

What is that they say about extremism in defense of truth?  or maybe it's liberty.... noidea



MudvilleSwine wrote:
NostraHOGus wrote: I don't mind if you enjoy shoveling sh_t, but at least don't take a dump on it before you serve the leftovers.  He said last year's offense, which functioned without a QB, made Nutt look innovative.

His assessment of the offense this year is fairly positive, with one major caveat.  We need a QB that can at least be a caretaker.  No pick sixes. No sacks.  Absolutely no need, EVER, for 250 yards passing.


That's how the offense will win football games, and complaining about it will just add more L's to the the season record.

The defense is what needs rebuilding.  The offense is fine, unless baked turns out to be right about Allen.  If he is, the whole family needs to be sent packing so we can start over.

And people had the nerve to question Coach B when he said he was surprised not to find more talent at receiver and QB.  The truth is hard for some people to handle.




LC Porkwood wrote:

I think the author is spot on and fair in his assessment.  I especially like his notion that Bielema's offense will make Houston Nutt's look revolutionary.  I really cannot argue with his conclusions but I still hope they are wrong.  My heart says 6-6, my head says 4-8.


Wow.  The post was mild.  You need some

This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”  - Charles Dickens
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Posted: 6/6/2014 4:48 PM

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I am flattered that you think my opinions about our offense will cause it to fail and lead to more L's.  I never knew I had such power.  Will you have Jim Chaney call me so that we can discuss this further?

Mud is right.  You do need some mood altering medication.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 7:36 PM

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Hardly anyone outside of the natural state has EVER given the Hogs much of a shot, EVER, even when we had a very good team. Arkansas is Arkansas, you know, that backwards a** state where no one wears shoes, and everyone is ignorant. That is what the rest of the country thinks about us. The funny thing is, they are the ones that are ignorant. Yes, this season will be tough as hell, and if we only win 3-4 games, all those ignorant people are going to come out of the woodwork, and predict impending doom, just like they always have, and always will. I just can`t wait until we have that unbelievable year, and at least for some time, can rub it in everyones freakin face. I say be patient, let Bielema do his thing, and give him time to get "his" team working. We have all the resources, it will happen.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 9:25 PM

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What I need is to drink more.  For some unknown, voluntary reason, I've gradually transformed from a regular consumer of spirits to somebody who drinks only on social occasions. Unfortunately, I am much more pleasant after lubricating the chassis a bit. Perhaps I should follow Mud's example and treat message board posting like a social occasion. cool


LC Porkwood wrote: I am flattered that you think my opinions about our offense will cause it to fail and lead to more L's.  I never knew I had such power.  Will you have Jim Chaney call me so that we can discuss this further?

Mud is right.  You do need some mood altering medication.
This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”  - Charles Dickens
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Posted: 6/7/2014 12:40 PM

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hawg66 wrote: Brutal.

Hopefully there's a little more talent than what he sees.  I think he's underselling the D-line and maybe, hopefully, the receivers.  Everyone agrees improved QB play is critical.
His assessment is logical enough and appears reasonable to me. Arkansas signed some good players but I don't see most being able to play much, let alone start, the first year.  Therefore, I cannot see how we will be much better. However, through the years, I have noticed that last years record is a poor predictor of how a team will play the following year.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 7:52 AM

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hawg66 wrote: Brutal.

Hopefully there's a little more talent than what he sees.  I think he's underselling the D-line and maybe, hopefully, the receivers.  Everyone agrees improved QB play is critical.
His assessment is logical enough and appears reasonable to me. Arkansas signed some good players but I don't see most being able to play much, let alone start, the first year.  Therefore, I cannot see how we will be much better. However, through the years, I have noticed that last years record is a poor predictor of how a team will play the following year.
You notice I used the word hopeful, twice.  I do think he was too negative about the Hogs' prospects for improvement, but yeah they're just prospects.  The D-line, with Flowers and Wise at the ends, Philon and Hodge inside, and enough young talent to provide some depth, is better than the writer's gloomy view of them.  The receivers need to improve, no doubt.  With several new faces I can at least have hope.
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