Sound Off: Arkansas Razorbacks offense is developing nicely

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Razorbacks are just eight days away from their season opener against Florida A&M in Little Rock. SEC Country beat writers Eric W. Bolin and Trent Shadid analyze the Hogs offense, specifically new running backs and inexperienced wide receivers.

One week from opener, what do the Razorbacks still have to figure out?

No one in the SEC kicks off this season before Arkansas. The Hogs are just eight days out from their season opener. Florida A&M visits War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock to start things on Thursday,  Aug. 31 . The game will be televised on SEC Network.
In the second episode of the “Sound Off” video series, we discuss the lingering questions about Arkansas’ offense. Namely, who is stepping into the wide receiver roles alongside senior Jared Cornelius?
We also break down the running back hierarchy and how Arkansas, despite losing Rawleigh Williams III — the leading rusher in the SEC during last year’s regular season — is loaded in the backfield.
Here are some handy time stamps to help navigate this week’s video:
  • Start: Running backs Devwah Whaley, David Williams and Chase Hayden may hold the key to Arkansas’ season. They aren’t a concern, but they are a question after the retirement of Rawleigh Williams III.
  • 2:30  – Arkansas coach Bret Bielema compared those three — Whaley, David Williams and Hayden — to the three running backs (James White, John Clay and Montee Ball) he had at Wisconsin the year two of them gained more than 1,000 yards and the third was only four yards shy.
  • 4:30  – Remember T.J. Hammonds? Where does the highly touted running back/wide receiver fit into the fold?
  • 6:30  – Cornelius has returned from a back injury, but as of Tuesday night, he hadn’t practiced yet at training camp. How soon will he be back to his old self?
  • 8:00  – Florida A&M is not a Toledo, not a Louisiana-Monroe and not The Citadel. Arkansas will not lose its season opener to a lesser opponent this year.

Check back to SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about Arkansas football, including weekly videos from Eric and Trent breaking down the biggest Razorbacks stories of the year.

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