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Arkansas’ Bret Bielema has choice words for Auburn fans

  • 9:39 am Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Bret Bielema put some spark into this season’s opener between Arkansas and Auburn.

Bielema reminded the Arkansas fans attending its scrimmage on Saturday not to shoot video of the practice.

He then said: “If you see someone videotaping, tell them that ain’t right. Especially if they’re wearing an Auburn shirt, knock the (expletive) out of them,” according to the Arkansas News.

Arkansas opens the season at Auburn at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 (SEC Network).

Bielema, entering his second season, is looking for anything to fire up the Razorbacks and their fans after last season’s 3-9 record, which included nine consecutive losses to [More]

Auburn QB Nick Marshall won’t start opener

  • 8:28 pm Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Nick Marshall will not start for Auburn in its opener against Arkansas, coach Gus Malzahn said Friday evening.

Marshall will play in the game on Aug. 30, but he will sit at the beginning as punishment for being cited for marijuana possession in July. Malzahn didn’t say how long he would sit.

“Nick is still our starting quarterback,” Malzahn told reporters at Auburn’s practice.

Marshall’s mother paid the fines and the case is closed.

Marshall, the former Wilcox County star who began his career at Georgia, led Auburn to the SEC championship and the national championship game last year by [More]

Bobby Petrino takes steps toward redemption at Louisville

  • 9:32 am Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Bobby Petrino is hated by many in Atlanta.

He’s hated by many in Arkansas.

He was — and might still be — hated by many in Louisville, a college and fanbase he left jilted when he bolted to coach the Falcons in 2007.

(Here’s a Mark Bradley blog from 2010 comparing Petrino with Lane Kiffin).

As you know, Petrino is back with Louisville, trying to rebuild his name and reputation.

He was all smiles and selflessness at the ACC Media Days this past weekend, relating stories for caddying for his daughter Katie, who plays golf for Louisville in a column by [More]