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2016 Schedule
7-6, 5th in SEC - West
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Wise Jr. shines defensively in Shrine Game

Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. tallied a team-high eight tackles during Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The senior also notched 1.5 sacks to help guide the West squad to a 10-3 victory. Box score

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Sour 1-2 punch to Bret Bielema's season

Arkansas' loss to lowly Missouri was tough enough to swallow. Then came the shocking second-half bowl collapse. Bielema heads into the 2017 season devoid of momentum. Coaches' stock (Insider)

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Frank Ragnow a key return for Arkansas

Bret Bielema has coached several elite centers. But Bielema says Ragnow, a second-team All-SEC selection, could be the best of the bunch, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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Rawleigh Williams III a major return

Williams broke out for 1,360 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his first season as a starter. His presence as a consistent threat will continue to benefit Arkansas in the coming season. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)

Sheridan's 2017 football outlook (1:14)
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5dAdam Rittenberg

Razorbacks make Rhoads defensive coordinator

Paul Rhoads, the former Iowa State head coach, has been promoted by the Razorbacks from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Arkansas is promoting defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads to defensive coordinator, coach Bret Bielema announced on Twitter on Monday night. Rhoads replaces Robb Smith, who recently left for the defensive coordinator job at Minnesota. Rhoads has been head coach at Iowa State and defensive coordinator at Pitt from 2000 to 2007. Expect Arkansas to switch to a 3-4 alignment under his watch.

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6dSam Khan Jr.

Arkansas' biggest offseason need: Receiver

The Razorbacks lose a number of key receivers from their roster but have Jared Cornelius returning along with a number of highly touted recruits.

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9dSam Khan Jr.

Arkansas key offseason questions

The Razorbacks' top offseason priority will be finding a new defensive coordinator. Whoever it is will have his work cut out for him.

Best of the SEC bowls (3:54)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Minnesota is hiring Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith for the same position. An official announcement is expected later this week. Smith had been mentioned as a candidate at Wake Forest but instead will join P.J. Fleck's new staff. Arkansas could look internally for Smith's replacement, and defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads is a possibility there.

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