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UA-Texas A&M gets more interesting

LITTLE ROCK — More about anticipation than revelation, the first Saturday of college football provided one irrefutable truth — Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray is a fast freshman with a high excitement quotient.

Minimum numbers for Arkansas success

LITTLE ROCK — For Arkansas to win eight or more, certain minimums must be met and this look at a dozen numbers that will shape the season is suitable for saving until season’s end to be matched against the team’s W-L record.

Big showing for Bielema at LR Touchdown Club

LITTLE ROCK — Working out before 8 a.m. Monday, a regular at the neighborhood gym planned to complete his routine, clean up, and then hightail it downtown to grab a parking spot before the flood of people for Bret Bielema’s appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club.

SWC Hall continues to play catch-up

LITTLE ROCK — Teased early in the week, the time is right to identify the nine Razorbacks who will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame at a Little Rock Touchdown Club meeting this fall.

Decisions, decisons for QB Knighten

LITTLE ROCK — On one side of the field, the three wide receivers might run some sort of route combination with a built-in screen pass while the receiver on the opposite side can make for the sideline or embark on a skinny post route.

Coaches’ poll resonates more than previous ones

LITTLE ROCK — Spotted in January, a way-too-early Top 25 began with TCU. Another one in May was risk-free, endorsing Ohio State. Both were dismissed out of hand. Available online and in various publications, other predictions were given a cursory glance at best.

Preseason all-SEC misses by media

LITTLE ROCK — Perturbed that Arkansas is not represented on the media’s All-SEC first team, Razorback fans need only note the plight of these pairs: T.J. Yeldon and Todd Gurley, Mike Davis and Alex Collins, Corey Grant and Keith Marshall.

No duel at St. Andrews

LITTLE ROCK — In the dark ages, a cellphone weighed almost 2 1/2 pounds, ESPN was only a concept, the World Wide Web was more than a dozen years away, and the British Open was on TV for two hours … tape delayed.