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Gonzo will be upset about this

This is Kirk Herbstreit's preview article for the upcoming college football season. He hands out awards (that he cleverly calls "the Herbies") for various categories like undervalued teams, players poised to have a breakout season, etc. Our Rebels picked up five different awards. Masoli was ranked #4 for most explosive player, Bolden was #5 for players ready to take it up a level, our Rebels squad was #5 for most undervalued teams, and HDN took home two awards: #6 in candid coaches and #4 in underrated coaches. I am sure Arkansas fans let out a collective groan while reading the underrated coaches section, and somewhere Gonzohog is plotting how he can murder someone who would heap praise upon ole Houston Nutt.

You can check out the article in its entirety here: Herbies

It is nice to see some of our guys getting praise. I saw a couple Oregon games last year, and Masoli is definitely exciting. Nutt is certainly candid, and I would agree that he is often undervalued (especially with the recruiting class he is putting together). I also think it is fair to say our team is undervalued- in today's links, Ghost posted two other blogger's predictions for our upcoming season. One guy pegged us at 6-6, another had us at 7-5. I would be disappointed with either. Hopefully I am not drinking the kool-aid, but I think we have an easy enough schedule to get to 8-4 barring injuries. The one thing I don't quite understand is the Brandon Bolden selection as a guy ready to take it up a notch. Don't get me wrong, he is a nice guy and not a bad player by any means. I was, however, very underwhelmed with his performance last season. Maybe it was the added weight, maybe it was playcalling, maybe it was the fact that Jevan sucked, but it seemed like he was a lot more sluggish and slow than this freshman year. Hopefully it was just a bad year (and perhaps McCluster took carries away from him more than Bolden just gave them up because he was struggling). At any rate, if he does take it to the next level this year, we could have a special season.


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