The Hogs, now out of the bowl picture with seven losses, will be playing their last game when LSU visits Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the CBS game at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Arkansas will get Brandon Mitchell back in the wideout rotation, but head coach John L. Smith said tight end Chris Gragg remains out. Gragg has been plagued with a leg and knee problem since the Rutgers game. He has played only in the Ole Miss game since then.
Nate Holmes will return after missing last week with a concussion, but will not be involved in the return game. D'Arthur Cowan, who handled kickoffs last week, will get a shot at catching punts in practice this week and could handle both duties against LSU on Friday afternoon. Keante Minor is also a candidate to return punts.
Defensive end Colton Miles-Nash is bothered by a knee injury. Smith said Miles-Nash said he'll play, but trainer Matt Summers said it's a wait and see situation.
Smith also said senior linebacker Terrell Williams will be in the mix for playing time after sitting out the last two games because of suspension.
"He's worked hard the last couple of weeks (on the scout team) and we will give him the opportunity to possibly go out and play a little bit," Smith said. "Do I expect him to start? No. Could he play a little bit? Yes."
Smith said it's likely going to be an emotional week for him. He said he knows it could be his last as a head coach, but also is clear that he'd still like to coach some more.
"I'd be lying if I said no I wouldn't," Smith said. "As long as my health is good, I'd love to be around the guys. You guys are older than me. Being around young guys keeps you young.
"Obviously, I'm thankful for the opportunity to come back. I'm appreciative that these guys thought enough about me to say this is a guy they'd like to have come back. I'm regretful and wish I could have given them more wins.
"It's going to be a big week for these players to go to the field one more time, the last time to put on that Razorback uniform, that's huge. It's a sad day for them. It was for me as a player and it's always that way for me as a coach to know it's the last time for them. You are saying good bye, the last time to go through the A, the last time to walk out in that stadium and put on the uniform.
"For me, it's possible (to be the last time), so my thoughts, I'd sure like to go out with a win. But the biggest part of it as far as emotions would be for those guys who are putting on the uniform the last time."
Smith said he said fans should appreciate the seniors playing the last time as a Razorback. He said they've accomplished a lot in the last four or five seasons.
"They've had great days and days that are not so great," Smith said. "They have contributed to this program like maybe none other. The building that's going on and everything that is going to transpire, to me they are a part of that.
"Maybe some people think it's significant or not significant but they have been a part of it. They are a part of the new facility. They are a part of the stadium expansion. They are a part of the academic center. They are a part of this university. The senior class is a good group of young men and we love them and hate to see them go."
Would Smith have a message that would lead fans to attend Friday's game?
"These seniors that are leaving, it is a special day for them so please come show them some respect," Smith said. "Show them how much they appreciate the things that they have done. We are sorry that we haven't done more. I would appeal to them that if you have any appreciation for these seniors and what they have done then come show them because they are a good group of young men.
"I'm thankful for these fans. Our fans have been the best place I have ever been. If get one bad e-mail then I get 100 good ones saying thank you."
Quarterback Tyler Wilson said it will be emotional for the senior class. Wilson is a fifth-year senior playing his last game for the Hogs. He said it hit him as he ate with the team in the Miller Room on Sunday night that everything he does will be the last time as a Razorback.
"It's emotional for all of us," Wilson said. "It hit me yesterday when I was eating dinner in here and I knew it was my last go. It is going to be an emotional game. I think everyone is going to come to work and treat it like that, an emotional game."
Wilson said he normally doesn't like to compare scores, but he couldn't help but notice that Ole Miss, a team that Arkansas played close, went to the wire with LSU on Saturday.
"I guess you don't want to do that, but I kinda always do," he said. "Ole Miss went to the wire with them and we went to the wire with Ole Miss. It's going to be an emotional game and we are going to play with a chip on our shoulder, something we haven't done the past couple of weeks."
Wilson has a lot of great memories.
"You think about the Liberty Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, which was an awesome time," he said. "The conclusions of each individual year. Liberty Bowl we get a win, Alex Tejada kicks a field goal. Sugar Bowl, we had a chance to win, should have beat Ohio State. It was a fun year and a 10-win season. I got to learn behind Ryan (Mallett). That was my first year to come out and do some things.
"Then last year, with the Cotton Bowl, how exciting that was to be a part of a team here that matches that 11-win mark. As a program you're flying really, really high. The expectations that went into this year, the term ‘national championship' was a relative term, not only to the local media but to the national media. Our senior class and my time here has been a fun evolution of things that have happened.
"To say that you have a mark on that is fun and something that I'll remember forever, although the past few months haven't been what we expected."