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2017 Schedule
5th in SEC - West
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Allen named to Davey O'Brien watch list

Arkansas QB Austin Allen has been named to the 2017 Davey O'Brien Award watch list. This year's list was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2017 college football season. Allen racked up 3,430 passing yards and 25 TDs in 2016.

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Ragnow makes Outland Trophy watch list

Arkansas C Frank Ragnow was named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award is given to the nation's top interior lineman. Ragnow has started 26 consecutive games for the Razorbacks.

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New dad Bielema focuses on making Arkansas better

Barely 48 hours after becoming a new father, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was on the podium Monday at SEC media days, waxing on fatherhood, embarrassing pocket dials and -- of course -- the upcoming football season for the Razorbacks.

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Allen, Ragnow ready to lead Razorbacks in 2017 (3:29)
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Arkansas' Bielema butt-dials SEC commish

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema opened his SEC media days appearance with a humorous story about butt-dialing SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on Saturday, shortly after the birth of his daughter.

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Bret Bielema gave Misssissippi State coach Dan Mullen a shout out, saying he's "proven what he can do at the quarterback position and development." Mullen has coached two good ones in Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott.

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Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says that DL Melvin Johnson won't qualify in order to make it on campus in time to start the season. He still has a chance to join the team in December.

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Arkansas DB Kevin Richardson thinks this year's defense will be much more balanced than the one that surrendered 482.9 yards and an SEC-worst 37.3 points per game in conference play

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Bret Bielema wants to move back the day for underclassmen to declare for the draft, pointing out that players feel pressure to decide even before a bowl game. "That tells me he's not focused on his priorities," Bielema said.

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Arkansas DB Kevin Richardson says that Razorbacks QB Austin Allen is the nation's best QB

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Arkansas DB Kevin Richardson said that skill-wise he thinks LSU RB Derrius Guice is just as good as Leonard Fournette but is "a bit shiftier." "He's a motivated runner. He's probably one of the hardest runner's I've seen play the game. ... Even with Leonard Fournette there, he's the toughest runner I've seen."

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