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Running back U in the 2000's

Posted: 6/17/2014 9:56 AM

Running back U in the 2000's 


This should be a great recruiting tool! And, notice the school at #4.
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Posted: 6/17/2014 10:00 AM

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I love a strong run game.  To me, that's just as exciting as a strong pass game.  JMO

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Posted: 6/17/2014 12:56 PM

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Very cool. Here's hoping we keep the belt, so to speak, in the years to come. Seems like we have the right foundation to do it!
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Posted: 6/17/2014 1:06 PM

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And, notice the school at #4.
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#4 OL and # 3 TE. All good recruiting tools
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Posted: 6/17/2014 4:36 PM

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just shows we need to pass more - obviously. 

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Posted: 6/17/2014 5:51 PM

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This is just so inspiring to me as a fan. Just think of the names that come to mind when you think of the players that have occupied the Arkansas backfield since the mid 70's.  Off the top of my head:

Ben Cowins
Jerry Eckwood
Gary Anderson
Roland Sales
Barry Foster
James Rouse
Jesse Clark
Madre Hill

I truly enjoyed having Mallet and Wilson and that stable of receivers, but I also enjoyed Clint Stoerner and the big receivers we had in 1998 -99.  IMHO, HDN was a better play caller early on and relied more heavily on a solid passing attack in his first years at Arkansas.  I think Frank's influence and some unfortunate incidents like the Tennessee game made him conservative when he should have been gambling and made him gamble when he should have been conservative. His biggest weakness was the inability to develop a QB that was as solid as Stoerner.  At least Danny could coach running backs.

I do not think Arkansas needs to throw the ball 30 times a game. An even mix of run and pass is OK, but I think that the offense should lean towards more running plays and be effective doing it.  An effective running game opens up passing lanes that may otherwise be covered.

If we throw the ball at a decent percentage out of 20 to 25 passes, and we take advantage of opportunities to convert third downs, extend drives,  and stretch the field with well executed play action and well timed down field passes, we could run Hog Wild.

Honestly, I think people underestimate the value of running the ball 40 times when it comes to throwing off the hurry up and score crowd.  Those coaches become apoplectic when they don't run 75 plays.

We were so creative in the passing game under Petrino, but to be honest, how often did a running play seem like a wasted down?  We had one stretch where we had a healthy Knile and a good offensive line with Dominguez and a couple of others, but it didn't seem to carry over after Mallet left. The type of blocking needed for a great running game just didn't seem the same as what we needed to protect the QB.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.     - Plato
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Posted: 6/17/2014 7:51 PM

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This is just so inspiring to me as a fan. Just think of the names that come to mind when you think of the players that have occupied the Arkansas backfield since the mid 70's.  Off the top of my head:

Ben Cowins
Jerry Eckwood
Gary Anderson
Roland Sales
Barry Foster
James Rouse
Jesse Clark
Madre Hill

I truly enjoyed having Mallet and Wilson and that stable of receivers, but I also enjoyed Clint Stoerner and the big receivers we had in 1998 -99.  IMHO, HDN was a better play caller early on and relied more heavily on a solid passing attack in his first years at Arkansas.  I think Frank's influence and some unfortunate incidents like the Tennessee game made him conservative when he should have been gambling and made him gamble when he should have been conservative. His biggest weakness was the inability to develop a QB that was as solid as Stoerner.  At least Danny could coach running backs.

I do not think Arkansas needs to throw the ball 30 times a game. An even mix of run and pass is OK, but I think that the offense should lean towards more running plays and be effective doing it.  An effective running game opens up passing lanes that may otherwise be covered.

If we throw the ball at a decent percentage out of 20 to 25 passes, and we take advantage of opportunities to convert third downs, extend drives,  and stretch the field with well executed play action and well timed down field passes, we could run Hog Wild.

Honestly, I think people underestimate the value of running the ball 40 times when it comes to throwing off the hurry up and score crowd.  Those coaches become apoplectic when they don't run 75 plays.

We were so creative in the passing game under Petrino, but to be honest, how often did a running play seem like a wasted down?  We had one stretch where we had a healthy Knile and a good offensive line with Dominguez and a couple of others, but it didn't seem to carry over after Mallet left. The type of blocking needed for a great running game just didn't seem the same as what we needed to protect the QB.

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Posted: 6/17/2014 9:03 PM

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add Dickey Morton to that list and Ike Forte

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Posted: 6/17/2014 10:02 PM

Coolest thing I've seen since D-Mac ESPN Magazine Cover 


You simply cannot buy this kind of P.R.   Here's the link where I found it.   Maybe one of you Twitter Tweeters can help me figure out who came up with this.  It looks like it might be the athletic department, but if it was a fan, they should get credit.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqVzj7VCIAENopu.jpg:large
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Posted: 6/18/2014 7:02 AM

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Can't wait to add a few more to that list that are currently in hog uniforms. Alex, Jonathan, Korliss!!! Come to think of it Dennis Johnson not doin to bad in the NFL presently.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 3:47 PM

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You simply cannot buy this kind of P.R.   Here's the link where I found it.   Maybe one of you Twitter Tweeters can help me figure out who came up with this.  It looks like it might be the athletic department, but if it was a fan, they should get credit.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqVzj7VCIAENopu.jpg:large

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I want this poster!!!
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