Email Us! Feedback is always welcome.

Friday, October 05, 2012

National Picks - Week 6

Week 6 of the college football season is upon us, and the leaves are changing Iowa anyway. Wonderful trip with Patrick Williams and his Iowa crew last weekend, but reality is clearly back upon us. The Hogs embark on their second straight road trip as they head to Auburn, Alabama. Coach John L. Smith remarked that the Hogs really travelled well last week. As in they literally travelled well. They got on and off the plane, found their hotel rooms, rode the team to the stadium, and made their way back to Fayetteville with all their luggage. If you really do make the most improvement from your first road trip to your second, the Hogs should be something else this weekend. They may even help the valet park cars. Travel like a champion, Arkansas.

National Picks:
PW (13-17): Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Northwestern
JF (17-13): Ohio State, West Virginia, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Texas Tech
TL (17-13): Ohio State, West Virginia, LSU, South Carolina, Auburn, Ole Miss
JG (17-13): Ohio State, Texas, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Syracuse

This week's "Faces of Arkansas Football" honors Dr. Lou himself. Coach Lou Holtz patrolled the sidelines in Arkansas from 1977-1983 where he compiled a record of 60 wins, 21 losses, and 2 ties. Holtz replaced Arkansas legend Frank Broyles, and he immediately paid dividends.
Career Highlights - Led Arkansas to an 11-1 record in his first season and capped it off with an Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma and a number three ranking, 1979 team went 10-2 and appeared in the Sugar Bowl, demolished number one Texas 42-11 in Fayetteville in 1981, beat Florida in the 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl as the Hogs finished the season in the top 10 of all the major polls.
Career Lowlights - 7-5 season in 1980 that included a loss to Rice, questionable pass interence call in the SMU games cost the Hogs a shot at the 1982 SWC title, 6-5 season with no bowl appearance in his final season - 1983, dealing with athletic director Frank Broyles. (as always, all information provided by the 2012 Arkansas Football Media Guide)

Congratulations, Lou Holtz, you are this week's "Face of Arkansas Football".

See ya next week,
Jimmy G

No comments: