1947 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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.

Pre-season

Ranking

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

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.
  • Louis Campbell was previously the secondary coach, but was moved off the field after being named Assistant Athletic Director for Administrative Services.
  • Alex Wood was previously the quarterbacks coach but was moved to wide receivers coach.
  • Chris Vaughn was named the safeties coach and will continue his role as the Director of On-Campus Recruiting.
  • 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.

Pre-season Award Watches

Pre-season All-SEC Team

First Team

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

Regular and Post-Season

Schedule

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.
  • 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.
  • On December 11, 2007, former Louisville Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino was introduced as the new coach. 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

  • Jr. C Jonathan Luigs
  • Jr. RB Darren McFadden
    • Doak Walker Award Winner
    • Walter Camp Award Winner
    • Heisman Memorial Trophy Award Runner-Up
    • Maxwell Award Finalist
  • Jr. RB Felix Jones
    • Doak Walker Award Semifinalist
  • Sr. FB Farod Jackson

All-SEC Team

First Team

  • C Jonathan Luigs
  • OL Robert Felton
  • RB Darren McFadden
  • RS Felix Jones

Second Team

  • OL Nate Garner
  • OL Mitch Petrus
  • DB Michael Grant
  • RB Felix Jones

Freshman Team

  • TE D.J. Williams
  • DL Damario Ambrose
  • LB Freddy Burton
  • PK Alex Tejada

Cotton Bowl

On December 2, 2007, the Arkansas Razorbacks accepted the invitation to play in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic against the Missouri Tigers. Arkansas would lose the Cotton Bowl against the Tigers with a score of 38–7 and the Razorbacks' overall record in the Cotton Bowl is 3-7-1.

Game Notes

Troy

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

Alabama

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

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.

Kentucky

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

North Texas

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



Chattanooga

Last Meeting: First Meeting

Auburn

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

Ole Miss

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

Florida International

Last Meeting: First Meeting

South Carolina

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

Tennessee

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

Mississippi State

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

LSU

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

Cotton Bowl - Missouri

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

Personnel

Roster

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks roster
2007 Final Roster from ArkansasRazorbacks

Wide Receivers

  • -- Nigel Chandler - Freshman
  • 1 Reggie Fish - Junior
  • 2 London Crawford - Sophomore
  • 13 Rod Coleman - Sophomore
  • 14 Joe Chaisson - Freshman
  • 15 Andrew Norman - Freshman
  • 18 Robert Johnson - Senior
  • 19 Carlton Salters - Freshman
  • 28 Chris Baker - Senior
  • 81 Marques Wade - 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 - 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 - Freshman
  • 66 Mitch Petrus - Junior
  • 70 Cody Standridge - Freshman
  • 71 Wade Grayson - Freshman
  • 72 Cody Green - Junior
  • 73 Ray Dominguez - Freshman
  • 74 Kareem Crowell - Freshman
  • 75 Nate Garner - Senior
  • 76 Jim Hart - 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 - Freshman
  • -- Darrell Glasper - Freshman
  • -- Ryan Jones - 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 - 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 - 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 - Freshman
  • 44 Freddie Fairchild - Sophomore
  • 45 Aaron Fenton - 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 - Freshman
  • 59 Van Stumon - 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 - Freshman

Coaching Staff

See also

References

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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

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