Woo boy, we finally hit SEC play. Editor Ryan Higgins from the SB Nation Arkansas blog Arkansas Fight was kind enough to answer a few questions about the Hogs and maybe shed some light on what the hell's going on in Fayetteville.
GBH: How hot is BERT's seat right now?
AF: Honestly, not that hot because his buyout is so big. We all know it's big, but no one has sent an FOIA asking for it so clearly we haven't gone full Arkansas, yet.
GBH: Why did y'all stop running the dang ball against Toledo?
AF: It wasn't working. 30 something carries for just over 100 yards, you have to do something different at that point. We actually would have won the game if we had completed several passes to the wide open receivers.
GBH: Are fans getting a little tired of Bielema's mouth writing checks his performance can't cash lately?
AF: I haven't talked to a single person, or seen anyone on social media, who wants Bielema to keep talking. Everyone wants him to shut up at this point. Arkansans are tired of being embarrassed. From Petrino to John L and now Bert, it's been an embarrassing time to be a Hog fan.
GBH: Apart from Alex Collins, who's the most explosive Razorback to look out for on offense?
AF: Brandon Allen is leading the conference in passing yards. So maybe him. But he refuses to win a game for the team when given an opportunity. And let me be clear, he hasn't been the reason the Hogs have lost any games this year, but he has had opportunities to be the hero. Every time he has proven he is a Robin with no Batman.
GBH: The Razorback defense lost a lot of punch from last year. Who's the top player on the front seven to look out for?
AF: Against the spread it's been tough on the front seven because the secondary has been making all the tackles. The front seven isn't getting pressure on the QB and getting sacks. We thought Brooks Ellis would be the guy, but poor guy isn't fast enough to keep up with these spread teams. All that to say, we don't know, because no one has really showed up yet.
Thanks again to Ryan for his time. Don't forget you can guess the score of the game right here.