2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ArkLogo 2.png
Cotton Bowl, L 38-7 vs. Missouri
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
2007 record 8-5 (4-4 SEC)
Head coach Houston Nutt (regular season)
Reggie Herring (bowl game)
Offensive coordinator David Lee
Defensive coordinator Reggie Herring (regular season)
Louis Campbell (bowl game)

Home stadium

Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »

The 2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the 2007-2008 football season. The Razorbacks played six home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas and two home games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Contents

Pre-season

Advertisements

Ranking

The 2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team was selected in the top 25 in several pre-season polls.

Pre-season coaching changes

  • Due to plans for David Lee to be hired as its Co-offensive coordinator, Gus Malzahn departed to Tulsa. Malzahn's departure led to Lee being named the sole offensive coordinator.[1][2][3][4]
  • Louis Campbell was previously the secondary coach, but was moved off the field after being named Assistant Athletic Director for Administrative Services.[5]
  • Alex Wood was previously the quarterbacks coach but was moved to wide receivers coach.[5]
  • Chris Vaughn was named the safeties coach and will continue his role as the Director of On-Campus Recruiting.[5]
  • Due to Danny Nutt's resignation as the running backs coach because of a recurrence of bleeding from his brain stem, the University of Arkansas has hired Tim Horton as its running backs coach.[6][7]

Pre-season award watches

Pre-season All-SEC Team

First Team

  • C Jonathan Luigs [15]
  • RB Darren McFadden [15]
  • RB/RS Felix Jones [15]
  • WR Marcus Monk [15]

Season

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
09/01/2007* 6:00 PM Troy #20 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 46–26   73,926
09/15/2007 5:45 PM at Alabama #16 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN L 41–38   92,138
09/22/2007 5:00 PM #23 Kentucky Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN2 L 42–29   74,015
09/29/2007* 6:00 PM North Texas Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 66–7   66,343
10/06/2007* 6:00 PM Chattanooga War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 34–15   54,836
10/13/2007 6:45 PM #25 Auburn Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN L 9–7   72,463
10/20/2007 1:00 PM at Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 44–8   52,671
10/27/2007*† 1:00 PM Florida International Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 58–10   60,750
11/03/2007 7:00 PM #25 South Carolina Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 48–36   70,742
11/10/2007 11:30 AM at #24 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN LFS L 34–13   104,459
11/17/2007 1:00 PM Mississippi State War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 45–31   55,185
11/23/2007 1:30 PM at #1 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Boot) CBS W 50–48 3OT  92,606
01/01/2008* 10:30 AM vs. #7 Missouri #24 Cotton BowlDallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) FOX L 38–7   73,114
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Post-season coaching changes

  • Head coach Houston Nutt resigned from his position on November 26, 2007. With Nutt's resignation, the Razorback's defensive coordinator Reggie Herring was named the interim head coach for the Razorback's bowl game.[16]
  • Due to Reggie Herring becoming the interim head coach, Louis Campbell coordinated the defense and Pierre Brown coached the linebackers in the Razorback's bowl game.[17]
  • On December 11, 2007, former Louisville Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino was introduced as the new coach.[18] However, Bobby Petrino handled recruiting for the Razorbacks for the 2008 season and did not coach the bowl game.
  • Chris Vaughn resigned from his position to head to Ole Miss. Because of this, Louis Campbell also coached the safeties in the Razorback's bowl game.

Awards

All-SEC Team

First Team

Second Team

Freshman Team

Cotton Bowl

On December 2, 2007, the Arkansas Razorbacks accepted the invitation to play in the Cotton Bowl against the Missouri Tigers.[28] Arkansas lost to Missouri, 38-7, and the their all-time record in the Cotton Bowl fell to 3-7-1.

Game notes

Troy

Last meeting: November 2, 2002, W 23-0

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 17 3 6 26
#20 Razorbacks 6 17 14 9 46


Alabama

Last Meeting: September 23, 2006, W 24-23 (2OT)

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Razorbacks 0 10 7 21 38
Crimson Tide 21 0 10 10 41

Alabama built an early 21-point lead but had to mount a come-from-behind drive in the final two minutes of the game in order to capture a 41–38 victory.[29]


Kentucky

Last Meeting: November 1, 2003, W 71-63 (7 OT)

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Wildcats 7 7 7 21 42
Razorbacks 10 10 0 9 29


North Texas

Last Meeting: September 20, 2003, W 31-7

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 7 0 0 7
Razorbacks 24 21 7 14 66


Chattanooga

Last Meeting: First Meeting

1 2 3 4 Total
Mocs 2 7 6 0 15
Razorbacks 14 3 7 10 34


Auburn

Last Meeting: October 7, 2006, W 27-10

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Tigers 3 0 0 6 9
Razorbacks 0 0 0 7 7


Ole Miss

Last Meeting: October 21, 2006, W 38-3

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 14 7 7 16 44
Rebels 0 0 0 8 8


Florida International

Last Meeting: First Meeting

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Panthers 0 10 0 0 10
Razorbacks 10 21 10 17 58


South Carolina

Last Meeting: November 4, 2006, W 26-20

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Gamecocks 3 7 17 9 36
Razorbacks 21 7 14 6 48
The Arkansas backs warming up before their contest with South Carolina.


Tennessee

Last Meeting: November 11, 2006, W 31-14

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 3 0 3 7 13
#24 Volunteers 10 10 7 7 34


Mississippi State

Last Meeting: November 18, 2006, W 28-14

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 0 10 14 31
Razorbacks 0 24 7 14 45


LSU

Last Meeting: November 24, 2006, L 26-31

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Razorbacks 0 7 14 7 7 7 8 50
#1 Tigers 6 0 15 7 7 7 6 48


Cotton Bowl - Missouri

Last Meeting: December 31, 2003, W 27-14

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Razorbacks 0 0 7 0 7
#7 Tigers 7 7 14 10 38


Personnel

Roster

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks roster
2007 Final Roster from ArkansasRazorbacks

Wide Receivers

  • -- Nigel Chandler - Redshirt Freshman
  • 1 Reggie Fish - Junior
  • 2 London Crawford - Sophomore
  • 13 Rod Coleman - Sophomore
  • 14 Joe Chaisson - Freshman
  • 15 Andrew Norman - Redshirt Freshman
  • 18 Robert Johnson - Senior
  • 19 Carlton Salters - Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 Chris Baker - Senior
  • 81 Marques Wade - Redshirt Freshman
  • 84 Crosby Tuck - Freshman
  • 85 Marcus Monk - Senior
  • 87 John Aaron Rees - Junior
  • 88 Lucas Miller - Sophomore
  • 89 Brian Langford - Freshman

Tight Ends

  • -- Blane Gibson - Sophomore
  • 45 D.J. Williams - Freshman
  • 80 Grant Freeman - Freshman
  • 80 Joseph Henry - Sophomore
  • 82 Andrew Davie - Sophomore
  • 83 Lance Thompson - Junior
  • 86 Ben Cleveland - Sophomore
  • 89 Jake Bequette - Freshman

Offensive Line

  • -- Clay Bemberg - Redshirt Freshman
  • -- Morris Carter - Freshman
  • -- Joel Scott - Freshman
  • 56 Colin Tucker - Sophomore
  • 58 Joey Crossland - Sophomore
  • 60 Seth Oxner - Freshman
  • 61 Robert Felton - Senior
  • 62 Michael Aguirre - Sophomore
  • 63 Jonathan Luigs - Junior
  • 64 Mike Moffitt - Senior
  • 64 Grant Cook - Freshman
  • 65 DeMarcus Love - Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 Mitch Petrus - Junior
  • 70 Cody Standridge - Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Wade Grayson - Freshman
  • 72 Cody Green - Junior
  • 73 Ray Dominguez - Redshirt Freshman
  • 74 Kareem Crowell - Freshman
  • 75 Nate Garner - Senior
  • 76 Jim Hart - Redshirt Freshman
  • 78 Jose Valdez - Junior
 

Quarterbacks

  • -- Alex Mortensen - Junior
  • 4 Brian Reader - Freshman
  • 10 Nathan Dick - Freshman
  • 11 Casey Dick - Junior
  • 15 Clark Irwin- Sophomore
  • 16 Nathan Emert - Junior
  • 17 Austin Tucker - Freshman

Tailbacks

  • -- Juwan Franklin - Freshman
  • -- Michael Harris - Freshman
  • -- Cliff Moore - Freshman
  • 5 Darren McFadden - Junior
  • 6 Brandon Barnett - Sophomore
  • 20 Torian Wilkins - Freshman
  • 21 Michael Smith - Sophomore
  • 25 Felix Jones - Junior

Fullbacks

  • 9 Scott Bo - Freshman
  • 22 Peyton Hillis - Senior
  • 33 Farod Jackson - Senior
  • 38 Darcel Johnson - Freshman
  • 43 Robert Salinas - Sophomore
  • 43 Hezekiah Smith - Sophomore

Defensive Backs

  • -- Seth Armbrust - Sophomore
  • -- Evan Bettis - Redshirt Freshman
  • -- Darrell Glasper - Freshman
  • -- Ryan Jones - Redshirt Freshman
  • -- Sean Penix - Junior
  • -- Orion Runyan - Freshman
  • 2 Kenny Stockalper - Freshman
  • 3 Kevin Woods - Senior
  • 8 Michael Grant - Senior
  • 9 Matterral Richardson - Senior
  • 17 Shedrick Johnson - Junior
  • 20 Dallas Washington - Junior
  • 23 Greg Gatson - Freshman
  • 24 Isaac Madison - Freshman
  • 26 Ramon Broadway - Redshirt Freshman
  • 27 Jerell Norton - Sophomore
  • 29 Jamar Love - Junior
  • 31 Matt Hewitt - Senior
  • 32 Bret Harris - Freshman
  • 35 Rashaad Johnson - Sophomore
  • 36 Walner Leandre - Junior
  • 39 Matt Harris - Sophomore
 

Linebackers

  • -- John Durmon - Sophomore
  • -- Daniel Meador - Redshirt Freshman
  • -- Josh Minde - Freshman
  • 30 Weston Dacus - Senior
  • 34 Jerry Franklin - Freshman
  • 37 Jermaine Love - Freshman
  • 38 Elston Forte - Junior
  • 40 Tim Dial - Freshman
  • 41 Ryan Powers - Freshman
  • 42 Chip Gregory - Redshirt Freshman
  • 44 Freddie Fairchild - Sophomore
  • 45 Aaron Fenton - Redshirt Freshman
  • 46 Freddy Burton - Freshman
  • 47 Wendel Davis - Sophomore
  • 48 Desmond Williams - Junior
  • 49 Mark Bonner - Junior

Defensive Line

  • -- Chris Berezansky - Sophomore
  • 53 Adrian Davis - Sophomore
  • 54 Adrian Campbell - Freshman
  • 55 Marcus Harrison - Senior
  • 57 Donnell Sanders - Redshirt Freshman
  • 59 Van Stumon - Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Charles Alexander - Junior
  • 90 Ernest Mitchell - Junior
  • 91 Fred Bledsoe - Senior
  • 92 Brandon Lampkin - Freshman
  • 93 Marcus Shavers - Junior
  • 94 Chris Wade - Senior
  • 95 Patrick Jones - Freshman
  • 96 Malcolm Sheppard - Sophomore
  • 97 Antwain Robinson - Junior
  • 98 Cord Gray - Junior
  • 99 Damario Ambrose - Freshman

Punters

  • -- Cody Williams - Freshman
  • 4 Mitchell Smith - Sophomore
  • 50 Jeremy Davis - Junior

Kickers

  • -- Joel Hall - Sophomore
  • -- Tyler Steelman - Sophomore
  • 7 Alex Tejada - Freshman
  • 52 Brian Vavra - Junior

Long Snappers

  • 51 Rhett Richardson - Freshman
  • 53 Derrell Hartwick - Freshman
  • 56 Barrett Reynolds - Redshirt Freshman

Coaching staff

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks coaching staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator - David Lee
  • Quarterbacks - David Lee
  • Running Backs - Tim Horton
  • Wide Receivers - Alex Wood
  • Tight Ends - James Shibest
  • Offensive Line - Mike Markuson
  • Running Game Coordinator - Mike Markuson
  • Passing Game Coordinator - Alex Wood

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator - Reggie Herring
  • Defensive Coordinator - Louis Campbell
  • Linebackers - Reggie Herring
  • Linebackers - Pierre Brown
  • Safeties - Chris Vaughn §
  • Safeties - Louis Campbell
  • Cornerbacks - Bobby Allen
  • Defensive Line - Tracy Rocker
 

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Specialist - James Shibest

Administrative Staff

  • Athletic Director (AD) - Frank Broyles
  • Assistant AD for Internal Operations - Louis Campbell
  • Strength & Conditioning - Don Decker
  • Graduate Assistant - Jeff Norrid
  • Graduate Assistant - Courtney Sanders
  • Recruiting Coordinator - Chris Vaughn §
  • Director of High School Relations - Clifton Ealy
  • Director of Athletic Training - Dean Weber
  • Equipment Manager - Tim Cheney

§ Resigned before AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

Promoted for AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

References

  1. ^ Schad, Joe (2007-01-15). "Arkansas' Malzahn headed to Tulsa; Mustain next?". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2731782. Retrieved 2007-08-01.  
  2. ^ "David Lee Named Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach". Hogwired. 2007-01-17. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=748699. Retrieved 2007-08-01.  
  3. ^ Report: Malzahn Leaving Arkansas For Tulsa | RazorBloggers Network
  4. ^ The Morning News: News : Lee Hired As Offensive Coordinator At Arkansas
  5. ^ a b c "Campbell Named Assistant AD and Vaughn Returns to Football Field". Hogwired. 2007-02-21. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=802308. Retrieved 2007-08-01.  
  6. ^ "Health issues force Danny Nutt to resign as Arkansas RBs coach". USA Today. 2007-07-17. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/2007-07-17-ark-danny-nutt-resigns_N.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-17.  
  7. ^ "Tim Horton in as Arkansas RBs coach". USA Today. 2007-07-18. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/sec/2007-07-18-arkansas-horton_N.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-19.  
  8. ^ Buchanan, Olin (2007-04-27). "The 2007 Contenders: Outland/Lombardi Awards". Rivals. http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1144&CID=657187. Retrieved 2007-08-02.  
  9. ^ "Jonathan Luigs Named to Outland Trophy Watch List". Hogwired. 2007-06-12. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=924013. Retrieved 2007-08-02.  
  10. ^ Buchanan, Olin (2007-04-05). "Heisman contenders all chasing McFadden". Rivals. http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1144&CID=660455. Retrieved 2007-08-02.  
  11. ^ a b c d "Trio of Razorbacks Named to Maxwell Award Watch List". Hogwired. 2007-06-25. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=942580. Retrieved 2007-08-02.  
  12. ^ Buchanan, Olin (2007-03-12). "The 2007 Contenders: Doak Walker Award". Rivals. http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1144&CID=651337. Retrieved 2007-08-02.  
  13. ^ "McFadden Named to Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List". Hogwired. 2007-08-22. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1158790. Retrieved 2007-08-22.  
  14. ^ "McFadden and Jones Named to 2007 Doak Walker Award Watch List". Hogwired. 2007-08-28. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1179429. Retrieved 2007-08-28.  
  15. ^ a b c d "2007 SEC Football Media Days Voting Announced". SEC Sports. 2007-07-27. http://secsports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=2&url_article_id=9281&change_well_id=2. Retrieved 2007-08-16.  
  16. ^ "Houston Nutt Steps Down as Razorback Football Coach". Hogwired. 2007-11-26. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1327084. Retrieved 2007-11-29.  
  17. ^ "Reggie Herring Press Conference – Bowl Season". Hogwired. 2007-11-28. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1329190. Retrieved 2007-11-29.  
  18. ^ "Bobby Petrino Named Razorback Football Coach". Hogwired. 2007-12-11. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1351537. Retrieved 2007-12-11.  
  19. ^ "Razorback Jonathan Luigs Wins Rimington Trophy". Hogwired. 2007-12-06. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1349389. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  
  20. ^ "Darren McFadden Wins Second-Straight Doak Walker Award". Hogwired. 2007-12-06. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1349477. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  
  21. ^ "Arkansas' McFadden named Walter Camp Player of the Year". CBS Sports. 2007-12-06. http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10516669. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  
  22. ^ "Florida QB Tebow is first underclassman to win Heisman". ESPN. 2007-12-08. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3146714. Retrieved 2007-12-08.  
  23. ^ "Darren McFadden One of Three Finalists for Maxwell Award". Hogwired. 2007-11-19. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1322738. Retrieved 2007-11-29.  
  24. ^ "McFadden, Jones Named Doak Walker Award Semifinalists". Hogwired. 2007-11-13. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1311452. Retrieved 2007-11-29.  
  25. ^ "Farod Jackson Named Draddy Trophy Semifinalist". Hogwired. 2007-10-11. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1274972. Retrieved 2007-11-29.  
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h "2007 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Sports. 2007-12-04. http://secsports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=2&url_article_id=10081&url_subchannel_id=&change_well_id=2. Retrieved 2007-12-04.  
  27. ^ a b c d "2007 SEC Football All-Freshman Team Announced". SEC Sports. 2007-12-06. http://secsports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=2&url_article_id=10094&change_well_id=2. Retrieved 2007-12-08.  
  28. ^ "Razorbacks Accept Cotton Bowl Invitation to Play Missouri". Hogwired. 2007-12-02. http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1331524. Retrieved 2007-12-02.  
  29. ^ "Caddell TD caps wild finish as Bama upsets Arkansas". ESPNU.com (The Disney Company). September 15, 2007. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=272580333. Retrieved 2007-09-15.  

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message