Razorback News for December 29th

Promote Brandon Holmes from disciplinary doghouse to Arkansas' starting tailback. Demote Cedric Cobbs from starter to injury-induced iffy reserve. Promote deposed incumbent starting tailback Fred Talley from disciplinary banishment to reserve.

And don't be surprised if true freshman Decori Birmingham plays a significant role. That's Houston Nutt's latest tailback assessment as his Razorbacks geared Friday at Texas Stadium for Tuesday's SBC Cotton...
NW Arkansas Times
 
The Lawry's Beef Bowl is a Cotton Bowl function in which the participating teams see whose players can devour the largest amount of prime rib. This event, therefore, is obviously popular among the players, who are more...
Democrat-Gazette

As if Oklahoma (dozens of national championship rings, a No. 10 ranking, the reigning national Coach of the Year, the country's best defensive back and linebacker, near-smug confidence) doesn't have enough going for it...
Morning News
 
University of Oklahoma football team took a break out of its preparations for the 66th SBC Cotton Bowl Classic to visit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas on Thursday afternoon. Head Coach Bob...
OU Sports Information
 
Even before comedian Jeff Foxworthy has tossed out the first "You might be a Redneck" joke tonight, the University of Arkansas football team has been given some bulletin board material to work with in Dallas. Not that...
Democrat-Gazette
 
Barry Switzer waited nine long years. And he didn't want to waste the opportunity. "I never asked my team to win a game for me," Switzer said. "But I told them I was breaking my own rule. I asked my guys to win...
Morning News
 
Suspended Arkansas tailback Fred Talley has been reinstated and will play in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday. Talley was has been suspended since late November for his part in a bar fight in Fayetteville. Razorbacks coach...
The Oklahoman
 
Well, the graybeard is two for two. Two days of practices and two days I've bent the rules and got caught. Friday, I forgot practices were closed and stood there watching for 10 minutes before I got caught and was...
Democrat-Gazette
 
Arkansas was trailing 12th-ranked Georgia 10-0 in the 1976 Cotton Bowl game when then-UA coach Frank Broyles received an urgent hand-written message from 18-year-old daughter Betsy, who was sitting in the stands...
Morning News
 
After three workouts on the practice fields of SMU, the Sooners will move into SMU's Gerald Ford Stadium today, the better to escape prying eyes. Closing workouts on the practice fields wasn't possible. Spectators...
The Oklahoman
 
Junior running back Fred Talley won't start in Tuesday's Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma, but he will play, Arkansas Coach Houston Nutt said on Friday. Talley, who was the Razorbacks' leading rusher this season...
Democrat-Gazette
 
Cedric Cobbs had to go to the hospital Friday. So did Fred Talley, Ken Hamlin and Jermaine Petty. They weren't sick, but still felt better after the visit. Except for a handful of Hogs who attended a Friday afternoon...
Morning News
 
At this rate, Cedric Cobbs' brilliant college football career might end at the beginning. The Arkansas sophomore tailback continues to struggle with lower back pain and remains doubtful for Tuesday's Cotton Bowl game...
The Oklahoman
 
In the absence of a credible scientific study, leave it to the next best source -- the traditional offensive sage, a lineman -- to analyze the effectiveness of the two-quarterback system throughout the history of mankind...
Democrat-Gazette
 
Oklahoma may have found the perfect remedy for Arkansas' two-headed quarterback system. A two-headed defensive coordinator. No. 10 Oklahoma (10-2) co-defensive coordinators Brent Venables and...
Morning News
 
When the Oklahoma Sooners and Arkansas Razorbacks march into the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday in Dallas, there will be more on the line than a football game. Gov. Frank Keating and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...
The Oklahoman
 
The Arkansas Razorbacks made The Sporting News staff writer Tom Dienhart's cut for a multiple-choice question on the worst college football team playing on "New Year's Day and beyond." But Arkansas (7-4)...
Democrat-Gazette

Probably no game in Arkansas football history is as famous as the 1978 Orange Bowl. It's when Lou Holtz became a legend. It's the loss Barry Switzer called the most disappointing of his career. It's when Arkansas...
Morning News
 
 
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Berry Jordan is unquestionably the most explosive leaper on the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team, but the freshman forward has not had much of a chance to show his leaping ability this season. That will change this...
NW Arkansas Times

Arkansas hasn't played a basketball game in a week, but it's played a lot of basketball. So when the Razorbacks meet Elon (N.C.) University today in Bud Walton Arena, it could get ugly. Elon coach Mark Simons expects it...
Morning News
 
There was a sense of urgency this week at Arkansas' basketball practices, and it had nothing to do with the holiday rush. The Razorbacks (6-4) have just two nonconference games remaining before SEC play begins...
Democrat-Gazette

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