Reggie the Rapper

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas receiver Reggie Fish's collegiate football career may be winding down, but the senior could have another talent to fall back on.

Fish recently recorded a rap song entitled "I Ball," which has found its way to the Internet. The song, which is accompanied by a video containing clips from the 2009 season, can be found on YouTube.

Fish's rap includes the line "I'm a Hog" in the chorus and the names of several Razorbacks like quarterback Ryan Mallett, linebacker Wendel Davis, and receiver Jarius Wright. It also refers to Arkansas' last two wins against LSU and Fish's bold prediction about this year's meeting.

"I'm telling ya the truth. We're gonna keep that Boot. It will be three years in a row that we beat LSU."

Fish also raps about Arkansas' bowl hopes.

"I ain't trying to be cocky or claiming that we cool. But I put that on my mama that the Hogs get a bowl."

Fish, who redshirted in 2008, will be fighting for a role at receiver and on special teams this fall.

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was asked if he knew about Fish's song Thursday. Petrino admitted he doesn't listen to much rap, but was aware of Fish's effort.

"The only thing I heard was our strength staff had a quick meeting this morning on planning next week," Petrino said. "They said that he cut a song in Little Rock and that it was pretty good. That's all I know about it."



Wright a LB Again

Defensive coordinator Willy Robinson said redshirt freshman Tenarius Wright has moved from defensive end back to linebacker. Wright played linebacker last season, but was moved to the defensive line because Robinson said he lost some speed for unknown reasons.

However, Robinson said Wright's speed is back so the staff has pushed him back to middle linebacker where he is expected to add to the Razorbacks' depth.

In addition, junior college transfer Rudell Crim will begin practice at cornerback. Robinson said Elton Ford's return from a neck injury helped make the move possible.

"He's a great edge blitzer," Robinson said of Crim. "He has great speed. He can defend that boundary and he's a tough kid. He's not a shy kid. He has great courage."



Road Trip

Petrino and his staff went on a two-day retreat earlier this week, preparing for the start of preseason practice.

Petrino said it was a chance for the staff to meet without any interuptions. The coaches met from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, went through playbooks, talked about techniques and fundamentals, and used the time as a chance to critique each other in several areas.

"We were trying to get it done last year, but it was just kind of a situation where, I didn't know where to go," Petrino said. "It was a lot of fun for me to be able to go in and sit straight through with no interuptions."

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