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Arkansas thin, thin, thin at WR

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07:27 AM ET 08.30 | When asked about the rash of injuries and absences at wide receiver, Arkansas sophomore Eric Hawkins undersold things a bit. "Camp got a little hard," Hawkins admitted. Senior Demetrius Wilson went down for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees. D'Arthur Cowan was lost for six to eight weeks a few practices later after suffering a broken bone in his left foot. It followed Mekale McKay's decision to transfer to Cincinnati before preseason practice even began. The wealth of activity has left Arkansas with just six scholarship receivers available for the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. Not all of them have been completely healthy this month, either. Keon Hatcher and Javontee Herndon both missed portions of the preseason because of minor injuries.

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August 30, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Then run, run, run, run, run....which was the Wisky style anyway.

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August 30, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Then run, run, run, run, run....which was the Wisky style anyway.

yep those fast players out wide just ruin the game of football, and make it much more dangerous

August 30, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Meh. The defense will pick up the slack. Just remember to... Scoop and Score!

<ducks hog slop thrown by WPS>

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August 30, 2013  10:41 AM ET

On another note, great game between Vandy and Ole Miss last night. Not much SEC defense, but some great offense!!!

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August 30, 2013  11:02 AM ET

If they are going to play that way, the SEC will kick their arses to the Big 12. They don't play that kind of sissy ball over heeyah in the SEC. They play big boy football. Low scoring, smash mouth football.

August 30, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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On another note, great game between Vandy and Ole Miss last night. Not much SEC defense, but some great offense!!!

that's only because they played each other. Any non-conf opponent would have only scored 14

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August 30, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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ah yes...the myth of SEC defense.

ah but remember, both teams are SEC teams "on the rise"....

August 30, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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yep those fast players out wide just ruin the game of football, and make it much more dangerous

Lucifer's Vessel: "Is this what we want football to become?"
Interpretation: "I didn't recruit for this style of play"

August 30, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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If they are going to play that way, the SEC will kick their arses to the Big 12. They don't play that kind of sissy ball over heeyah in the SEC. They play big boy football. Low scoring, smash mouth football.

Had to laugh at the announcers last night when Matthews was on all fours puking and they were like "classic concussive symptoms, he's out" and then he's back in after 1 play. I just wanted to yell through my TV "SEC concussion recovery speed!"

August 30, 2013  02:23 PM ET
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Had to laugh at the announcers last night when Matthews was on all fours puking and they were like "classic concussive symptoms, he's out" and then he's back in after 1 play. I just wanted to yell through my TV "SEC concussion recovery speed!"

Thought that was pretty funny, especially since he wasn't acting like it was anything concussion related. It looked to me like the tackler landed on his stomach.

August 30, 2013  02:26 PM ET
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Had to laugh at the announcers last night when Matthews was on all fours puking and they were like "classic concussive symptoms, he's out" and then he's back in after 1 play. I just wanted to yell through my TV "SEC concussion recovery speed!"

LMAO. Classic, well played sir.

August 30, 2013  02:27 PM ET
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Thought that was pretty funny, especially since he wasn't acting like it was anything concussion related. It looked to me like the tackler landed on his stomach.

"Excessive Gatorade Intake Symptoms" is more like it.

August 30, 2013  05:24 PM ET

Where did John L Smith end up? Ya know he wold make for a funny charactor on a sitcom.
Think Mr Roper coaches an all gaayyy football team, staring coach John L Smith.

They could use the old song from threes company,, "Come and knock on our door".

August 30, 2013  09:37 PM ET
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that's only because they played each other. Any non-conf opponent would have only scored 14

LOL, this is true!!!

 
August 30, 2013  09:40 PM ET
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If they are going to play that way, the SEC will kick their arses to the Big 12. They don't play that kind of sissy ball over heeyah in the SEC. They play big boy football. Low scoring, smash mouth football.

"SEC play big boy football. Low scoring, smash mouth football"!!! LOL, Did anyone see the Vandy, Ole Miss game last night??? Where in the hell was that "SEC defense"???

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