From a sports perspective the silence around Arkansas is almost welcome given all that’s happened this off season. Media and fans alike on social networks are flocking to every story like the University of Arkansas’ transition to Pepsi Products at Reynolds Razorback Stadium away from Coca-Cola products or whether some change might be made in the Razorbacks’ uniforms.
In terms of some meaning on the field, it sometimes matters “when” during the course of a season that a team faces their biggest rivals, which is why the rumor that LSU and Texas A&M were looking to hook up for the final game of the season matters. As the story goes, Texas A&M wants to ditch its final game with the University of Texas each year and wants to tango with a natural rival, enter LSU. In that event, Arkansas’ schedule would necessarily change twice. The LSU would move to a place earlier in the season and another game would fill the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
As of right now, instead of being gobbled up by real news, this tadpole of a story has grown enough legs that Arkansas’ Athletic Director Jeff Long feels the need to send it back to the pond.