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1909 – COACH HUGO BEZDEK’S PERFECT SEASON
Coach Hugo Bezdek was the Razorbacks eighth football coach in 14 seasons of play. He was only 24 years of age when he accepted the position fresh from his playing career for Amos Alonzo Stagg at the University of Chicago. Bezdek was the first true head coach at Arkansas. Others had been “student managers” chosen by the student body. Coach Bezdek was hired by the university.
In his first season of 1908 his team went 5-4 including a blow-out victory over Mississippi but losses at the hands of Texas 21-0, Oklahoma 27-5 and to LSU by 36-4. Things changed in 1909 however.
Just added to the Hog Database forum – 1973 Arkansas vs Southern California game summary…. Frank Broyles lead the Razorbacks to Los Angeles in September of 1973 seeking revenge for the Trojans 31-10 win over the Hogs in Little Rock to open the 1972 season. [...]
This is a brief history on the Official Arkansas Razorbacks website (Formerly HOGWired). The first official Arkansas Razorback website was released in spring 1997 with the title HOGWired. The name was partially inspired by Florida’s NaviGator, which later became GatorZone. HOGWired also came complete with the ultra [...]
There is a thread over on hogville concerning the original mascot of the University of Arkansas. I believe we were referred to as “The Cardinal” not as the Cardinals as is sometimes said. A couple of posters from hogville believe our mascott was mearly [...]