It was so evident yesterday as I watched our game and the Alabama-Old Miss and Auburn-Mississippi State games. This year’s team is certainly a better team than last year…the reason is the new studs like Treylon Burks, Mataio Soli and even Nick Starkel and Ben Hicks. Better players give us a better chance to win.
We are going to start winning some…we just don’t know if it is this year or not. It would have been huge to upset the Aggies, but we lacked that last winning play. Man, how close we were.
Treylon Burks is such a talent. He is the poster boy for Chad Morris. Chad can say to other recruits…come here and be a star and a hero. He is a great athlete with a great demeanor. He is a rare one with ridiculous ability and one of those kids who just makes a great play goes back to the huddle and gets ready for the next play. No chest bumping or showing off. He is old school.
Unfortunately, Alabama has 3 guys playing receiver similar in ability to Treylon…all 3 being NFL prospects like our Treylon. It must be easy to get lost in all the talent at Alabama or even Auburn, but here at Arkansas, Chad can sell the advantages we have, and I bet he does. He may not be the coach some of us want, but he can right the ship if he can recruit. We should have, could have beaten the Aggies yesterday because of our skilled players. The Aggies don’t have a Treylon Burks, a Trey Know, a Rakeem Boyd or a Cheyenne O’Grady. Morris has done a job there, but he has got to get the linemen and linebackers.
We look to be a year or two from really being back in the game in the SEC with enough guys to play with anyone. I am not a patient man, but I, along with many other Hog fans really have no choice. Bite the nail in half and move forward.