Arkansas Rumors & News

  • Bret Bielema takes driving privileges from Razorback busted for DWI

    College Football Talk "Arkansas defensive lineman Tevin Beanum was recently arrested for suspicion of DWI. In response, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema took a page out of the old parenting handbook and took Beanum’s car away from him. Bielema refrained from removing Beanum, a sophomore in 2015, from the roster but..." March 03

  • Arkansas DE Tevin Beanum arrested for DWI

    Yahoo! Sports "Arkansas defensive end Tevin Beanum was arrested and charged with DWI after being pulled over early Sunday morning in Fayetteville. According to KNWA, Beanum, who recently finished his redshirt freshman season with the Razorbacks, was driving with his bright headlights on around 2:26 a.m...." February 24

  • Bret Bielema gets 2-year extension "Arkansas has rewarded football coach Bret Bielema with a two-year extension and raise that will make him a member of the $4 million club. Bielema's new six-year deal will run through the 2020 season, and his average annual total compensation will be $4.25 million. He will earn $4 million in..." February 08

  • Dan Enos leaves Central Michigan to be Arkansas offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos has resigned to take the offensive coordinator job at Arkansas, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Enos informed his team of the move at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Enos went 26-36 in five years at Central Michigan, reaching bowl games..." January 22

  • Vernon Hargreaves hired by Arkansas as linebackers coach "Arkansas announced the addition of Vernon Hargreaves as the team's new linebackers coach on Tuesday. Hargreaves spent the last two seasons coaching the linebackers at Houston, but his career in college coaching stretches back three decades and includes a BCS title as Miami's linebackers coach..." January 20

  • Alabama wide receiver target K.J. Hill decommits from Arkansas "On the weekend of his official visit to Alabama, North Little Rock, Ark., wide receiver K.J. Hill announced that he was withdrawing his commitment from Arkansas. Hill, a 6-foot, 188-pound receiver rated as a 4-star recruit in the 247Sports composite, had been committed to Arkansas since last..." January 19

  • Arkansas DC Robb Smith receives contract extension "Arkansas announced on Monday that defensive coordinator Robb Smith had received a contract extension. "Robb Smith is a very good coach and has signed a new contract," said Bret Bielema about the deal. "[Arkansas AD] Jeff Long was very kind to us in this effort." While details of Smith's new..." January 05

  • Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams to return for senior year

    Yahoo! Sports "Jonathan Williams, Arkansas’ leading rusher, will return to the Razorbacks in 2015. After being evaluated by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, the junior announced Wednesday that he will return for his senior season. “I am very excited to return to Arkansas for my senior season and help bring..." December 26

  • Arkansas fined $25,000 for field rushing celebration vs LSU

    College Football Talk "When Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long walks into the College Football Playoff selection committee meetings this week he will do so with a smile and his university $25,000 lighter. After putting the finishing touches on the first SEC victory for Arkansas in 17 games, Razorback fans stormed the..." November 17

  • Arkansas coaches stuck on elevator at halftime had 'no bearing on outcome' against Auburn "Arkansas's offense stalled in the second half after its coaches got stuck in an elevator inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, however, doesn't believe the snafu at halftime led to the 45-21 loss to No. 6 Auburn on Saturday. "It wasn't that big a deal when we..." September 01

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Former Arkansas DB Chris Murphy transferring to Cincinnati "Defensive back Chris Murphy, an Arkansas signee who enrolled early but decided to transfer from the Hogs after spring ball, is headed to Cincinnati, according to sources. Murphy is a three-star recruit in the 2014 class from Marietta, Ga. He's expected to enroll in school and join the Bearcats..." August 05

  • Razorbacks ‘part ways’ with WR D’Arthur Cowan

    College Football Talk "Pruning season across the college football landscape continues this holiday, with word that Arkansas is latest to shear a player from its roster. During a radio interview Thursday night, head coach Bret Bielema revealed that wide receiver D’Arthur Cowan is no longer a part of his football team...." July 05

  • Offensive lineman transfers to Arkansas from UNLV because of APR rule

    Yahoo! Sports "Cameron Jefferson is now an Arkansas Razorback. The former UNLV offensive lineman transferred to Arkansas Saturday and will be immediately eligible to play. He's eligible because UNLV is ineligible for a bowl game. “We're thrilled to add Cameron Jefferson to the Razorback football program,”..." June 02

  • Hogs move A.J. Derby from No. 2 QB to TE

    College Football Talk "In 2013, A.J. Derby served as the backup to starting quarterback Brandon Allen. A year later, it appears Derby is poised to be on the receiving end of Allen’s pass attempts. It was revealed Thursday that Derby, entering his final season of eligibility, has been moved from quarterback to tight..." April 11

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Clueless coach cites dead player in rules argument

    New York Post "Bret Bielema made an impassioned case in favor of the much-scrutinized proposal to slow down college offenses on Thursday night. And the Arkansas coach isn’t about to back down, despite a host of criticism from up-tempo, no-huddle coaches across the country. Bielema, speaking to the media..." February 22

  • Bret Bielema apologizes for 'death certificates' remarks "Bret Bielema may not be a fan of the hurry-up-no-huddle offense, but he didn't waste a lot of time in offering an apology about recent comments he made, either. "It was brought to my attention that remarks I made yesterday evening while discussing a proposed rule change were unintentionally..." February 22

  • Arkansas announces the addition of Robb Smith as defensive coordinator "Arkansas coach Bret Bielema introduced Robb Smith as the Razorbacks next defensive coordinator on Monday, filling a position that has been vacant since Chris Ash's departure last month. Smith spent four seasons on the Rutgers coaching staff, moving from special teams coordinator and linebackers..." February 12

  • Arkansas announces the addition of Robb Smith as defensive coordinator "Arkansas coach Bret Bielema introduced Robb Smith as the Razorbacks next defensive coordinator on Monday, filling a position that has been vacant since Chris Ash's departure last month. Smith spent four seasons on the Rutgers coaching staff, moving from special teams coordinator and linebackers..." February 11

  • RB Alex Collins facing a one-week suspension at Arkansas "Despite the disappointing 3-9 record in Bret Bielema's debut season at Arkansas , five-star tailback Alex Collins was the opposite of disappointing in his freshman campaign; the Fort Lauderdale product rushed for better than 1,000 yards and 5.4 yards per-carry despite opposing defenses..." February 10

  • New Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash took a pay cut to leave Arkansas

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "What was it that persuaded Chris Ash to leave Arkansas for Ohio State? It wasn't money. According to the USA Today database of college football coaching salaries, Ash made $550,000 last season. According to an Ohio State football spokesman, the Buckeyes will be paying Ash $520,000. A..." January 24

  • Ohio State officially introduces Arkansas' Chris Ash as co-DC "Chris Ash, the former Bret Bielema assistant at Wisconsin and Arkansas, was officially introduced as Ohio State's new co-defensive coordinator on Thursday. Ash, like Everett Withers before him, will lead the defense with Luke Fickell and coach the safeties. He has coached defensive backs and..." January 23

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

  • Sources: Buckeyes hire Ash, Johnson "Ohio State once again has a full coaching staff, and its beleaguered defense has two fresh faces to get started on the overhaul on that side of the ball. The Buckeyes reached a deal Tuesday with Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad, and have officially..." January 16

  • Ohio St. to hire Chris Ash, Larry Johnson to defensive staff "Urban Meyer might not care much for Bret Bielema. But it appears he can at least respect the job one of Bielema's assistants performed at Wisconsin and Arkansas -- enough so that Meyer has reportedly made him the Buckeyes' new co-defensive coordinator. Sports Illustrated and other outlets have..." January 15

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