Arkansas Rumors & News

  • Arkansas punter Blake Johnson arrested for public intoxication

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Arkansas freshman punter Blake Johnson was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, and disorderly conduct. The arrest comes one day after freshman tight end C.J. O'Grady was arrested on charges of DWI. Johnson is likely to..." August 31

  • Arkansas 4-star TE C.J. O'Grady arrested for DWI

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The highest-rated recruit in Arkansas’ 2015 freshman class was arrested Friday. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, tight end C.J. O’Grady was arrested early Friday morning for driving his motor scooter while intoxicated. The arrest report states that O’Grady was pulled over at 1:33 a.m...." August 29

  • Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams says he'll likely enter 2016 draft

    NFL.com "Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams said Thursday he will most likely enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The Razorbacks' 1,000-yard rusher had been expected to lead the Arkansas backfield this fall until he suffered a left foot injury in a scrimmage nearly two weeks ago. The injury will keep..." August 28

  • Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams out for Regular Season

    Bleacher Report "Head coach Bret Bielema weighed in on Williams and his eventual return on Sunday: I have no doubt that Jonathan will come back stronger than ever. Anyone that knows Jonathan Williams knows this is just another opportunity for him to prove the man of character and substance that he really is...." August 17

  • Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams out 'extended period' with foot injury

    SI - College Football "Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams will miss an extended period of time with a left foot injury, head coach Bret Bielema announced on Sunday. The injury occurred during a preseason scrimmage on Saturday. Williams will undergo surgery on his foot and is expected to make a full..." August 16

  • Charlie Strong posted Bret Bielema ‘borderline erotic’ comment in locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "Bret Bielema gave Texas some bulletin board material with his “borderline erotic” comment made last week. Speaking at SEC Media Days, the Arkansas coach boasted that beating the Longhorns in the Texas Bowl and kneeling at the goal line gave him a “borderline erotic” feeling. " July 22

  • Bret Bielema looks into every aspect of recruits, including social media

    ESPN "Going back to the words of his former boss at Iowa, Hayden Fry, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema told reporters at SEC media days on Wednesday that you "recruit your own problems." That means looking into every angle of a prospect, he said, including his social media presence. "If you have a social..." July 16

  • Bret Bielema says beating Texas was ‘borderline erotic’

    Larry Brown Sports "Bret Bielema is heading into this third season as the head football coach at Arkansas. While his first season didn’t get his tenure at the school off to a good start, the Razorbacks bounced back last season to finish above .500 for the first time since 2011 at 7-6. Their seventh victory came in..." July 16

  • Arkansas RB Kody Walker granted sixth year of eligibility

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Arkansas' Kody Walker will be a Razorback for two more seasons. The running back was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. After originally slated to be a senior in 2015, he's been reclassified as a junior. “We are very excited to have Kody with us for an additional season,”..." July 09

  • Arkansas linebacker Randy Ramsey unlikely to return

    Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette "Linebacker Randy Ramsey likely won't return to Arkansas' football team, Coach Bret Bielema said, but wide receivers Kendrick Edwards and Jojo Robinson are with the Razorbacks this summer. Ramsey, who played in seven games with one start as a true freshman last season and made eight tackles,..." June 01

  • Hogs suspend Randy Ramsey as LB gets academic house in order

    College Football Talk "For the second time in six months, Randy Ramsey has some educational issues to clear up before moving forward. Arkansas head coach Brett Bielema confirmed Monday that Ramsey has been suspended from the football program. According to Bielema, the linebacker needs to clean things up..." April 21

  • Arkansas Sent A Recruit’s Girlfriend 15 Letters In The Mail

    College Spun "In this day and age, college football programs are often willing to do whatever they need to do to secure the services of top prospects. And every year, schools devise new methods that they believe will help convince players to play for their program over the dozens of others offering similar..." April 14

  • Arkansas RB Juan Day suffers ACL injury

    ESPN "Redshirt freshman Juan Day had surgery Monday on a torn ACL that he suffered in the team’s last practice before spring break. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday. This is Day’s second ACL tear in less than years. He tore the ACL in his opposite knee in 2013,..." April 01

  • Report: Arkansas played college football’s toughest schedule in 2014

    College Football Talk "Phil Steele’s 2015 college football spring prospectus is out, which provides more information than one human brain could ever hope to process. The first page offers a look at last year’s strength of schedule rankings, which are different than the NCAA’s. How are they different? Great question...." March 24

  • Kendrick Edwards removed from Razorbacks, free to transfer

    College Football Talk "The depth in Arkansas’ receiving corps has taken a bit of a hit, Bret Bielema confirmed Wednesday. According to the head coach, Kendrick Edwards has been removed from the football program for unspecified, non-talent-based reasons. It was made clear that Edwards doesn’t have any pending legal..." March 18

  • 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

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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

    Alabama "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

    CBS Sports "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

    Alabama "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

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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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