Well, the last two weeks have been pretty easy, very easy actually. So in honor of tonight’s “Celebration of the Razorback” we dig a bit deeper and bring you a question from 1909, the year we made the switch from Cardinals to Razorbacks. In 1909 [...]
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.