Arkansas Rumors & News

  • Arkansas DB Kevin Richardson gains sixth year of eligibility

    Saturday Down South "John Chavis’ first Arkansas defense just got a big boost as defensive back Kevin Richardson has been given a sixth year of eligibility. The Jacksonville, Ark., native was listed as a senior in 2017 but missed nearly the entire 2016 season after suffering a season-ending injury in the season..." May 11

  • Lane Kiffin was close to becoming Arkansas coach in 2008

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin became a head coach in the SEC for the 2009 season with Tennessee, but he nearly got his first head coaching gig in the conference a year earlier. During an interview with Bo Mattingly on Tuesday on “Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly,” Kiffin revealed that he was very close to becoming..." May 10

  • Former Arkansas RB Rawleigh Williams suing insurance company over unpaid $1M policy

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams is suing an insurance firm over an unpaid policy, claiming the company retroactively wrote in a pre-existing condition clause after intentionally slowing the processing of his insurance paperwork. The running back suffered a herniated disk in his..." May 05

  • Report: Arkansas QB Cole Kelley pleads guilty to DWI, gets suspended sentence, fine

    SEC Country "Cole Kelley reportedly has pleaded guilty to a DWI that stemmed from an arrest in November 2017.’s Tom Murphy reported Wednesday that the Arkansas quarterback pleaded guilty in Fayetteville District Court and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended and credit..." February 22

  • Top JUCO DE recruit Dorian Gerald commits to Arkansas with cookie cake

    CBS Sports "National Signing Day is over, but technically it's just the beginning of the regular period when recruits can submit their National Letters of Intent. That means there's still time for recruits to make their announcements in hilarious, awkward or just plain creepy ways. Or, in the case of top..." February 10

  • Jerry Jones’ grandson officially commits to Arkansas

    Sportsnaut "The Arkansas Razorbacks are keeping it in the family. Three-star recruit John Stephen Jones officially announced on Sunday that he will head to Fayetteville and play for the SEC program this upcoming season. Normally a three-star recruit making a commitment wouldn’t be newsworthy. That’s until..." February 04

  • Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema nets $12 million in massive buyout agreement

    CBS Sports "The buyout life is the best life, and former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema will be living right after being fired by the Razorbacks shortly after their season-ending loss to Missouri in November 2017. According to a release from the Razorback Foundation, Bielema is eligible to receive up to..." January 30

  • Arkansas center Zach Rogers giving up football to pursue career in law enforcement

    Sportsnaut "After finishing up his junior season as the starting center for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Zach Rogers has decided to call and end to his football career. The former three-star recruit out of Hebron in Carrollton, Texas has decided to pursue a career in law enforcement instead. Rogers’ father,..." January 20

  • Arkansas expected to hire Texas A&M's Chavis as DC

    SI "Veteran SEC defensive coordinator John Chavis is expected to become the next DC at Arkansas, sources have told SI, but there are still some details that need to be sorted out. New Razorbacks coach Chad Morris is working to fill out his staff after coming over from SMU. The 61-year-old Chavis..." January 01

  • Jerry Jones’ grandson receives scholarship offer from Arkansas

    Yardbarker "The Jones football legacy at Arkansas looks like it will be continuing. John Stephen Jones, who is the grandson of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, received a scholarship offer from Arkansas on Friday night. Jones shared the news of his offer via his Twitter page on Saturday. Jones is a..." December 10

  • Report: Chad Morris expected to become next Arkansas head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "Chad Morris looks like he could be the next head coach at Arkansas. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel reported on Tuesday that a deal between Morris and Arkansas is expected in 24 hours. Morris has been mentioned as a top backup plan for Arkansas if the school was unable to land Gus Malzahn, which turned..." December 05

  • Mike Norvell, Chad Morris expected to be Arkansas’ targets

    Larry Brown Sports "Arkansas is now on to Plan B for their coaching search, and it sounds like they have some targets in mind. The Razorbacks made a heavy push to bring Gus Malzahn back to Arkansas, but he agreed to a new deal to remain at Auburn. That leaves Arkansas looking for other candidates to fill the..." December 04

  • Gus Malzahn agrees to new deal to remain at Auburn, spurns Arkansas

    CBS Sports "After consistently reiterating that he is "planning" on staying at Auburn for the 24 hours following the 28-7 loss to Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, it appears that coach Gus Malzahn's plan is coming to fruition. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports that Malzahn has will spurn Arkansas and..." December 03

  • Arkansas interest real as Auburn's Gus Malzahn wants to be loved -- and paid

    CBS Sports "Gus Malzahn just wants to be at a place where he is loved. Whether that is Auburn or, ahem, some other place is the question on the clock. Sources close to Malzahn here over the weekend indicated that a possible departure to Arkansas is realistic though not necessarily a done deal. "Arkansas..." December 03

  • While Gus Malzahn remains focused on Auburn, talk of the Arkansas job lingers

    CBS Sports "What Gus Malzahn didn't say here was that he absolutely, categorically, without a doubt was returning in 2018 at Auburn. Why would he? On the eve of the SEC Championship Game, there are millions to be made for the Auburn coach. Millions on the table, apparently. There was a report this week..." December 02

  • Arkansas paying Bret Bielema $11.8 million in buyout settlement

    Sportsnaut "In today’s college football climate, it’s rare that a head coach really suffers much when he gets fired. Just ask former Arkansas head honcho Bret Bielema. According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Bielema negotiated with Arkansas to take home $11.8 million in a buyout settlement. This is..." December 02

  • Brent Venables, Mike Norvell emerging as candidates at Arkansas

    CBS Sports "Influential members of the Arkansas brain trust are interested in Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and Memphis coach Mike Norvell as candidates to fill the coaching vacancy with the Razorbacks, sources familiar with the discussions tell CBS Sports. Arkansas fired Bret Bielema..." November 26

  • Bret Bielema fired as Arkansas football coach

    Arkansas Online "Bret Bielema will not get to fulfill his dream of leading the Arkansas Razorbacks to their first SEC championship. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville interim Athletic Director Julie Cromer Peoples announced the firing of Bielema on Friday, minutes after a 48-45 loss to Missouri at Reynolds..." November 24