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Generally, we are the "authors" of "content" around here - "here" being a blog and not a message board. Recognize, we do, that you've come here not to contribute, but to consume. Nevertheless, there is the sporadic occasion where, either for our benefit or for to exercise the thinkifiers of the masses, we ask you a question. Today's question is ...

Who stars for Arkansas on Saturday - Michael Smith or Casey Dick?

The emerging respectability of Arkansas has ridden, largely, on the back of their tiny tailback (sound familiar) Michael Smith. In looking positively putrid through about Week Four or Five, though, Casey Dick was acting like a Pac-10 quarterback. The UM secondary has waxed and waned between serviceable and awful, while the Rebels' run defense has looked, at different times, awesome, potentially awesome, and awesome ... against Samford. One of them will be big for Arkansas; hopefully not both. Which will it be?

Also - today we've got a two-for-one special - while Arkansas Hate Week will certainly be fun for those of us that play internetz, does it really extend beyond that? I mean, in the Clarion-Ledger today, Coach Nutt said, "You can't help but think what it's going to be like when you're on the opposite side of the field. ... You can't help but have feelings for players you recruited." I doubt seriously that the aforementioned playmakers, Dick, who Coach Nutt eventually chose over pretty-boy Mitch Mustain, and Smith, who likely felt a bond with Nutt as the successor to his Cedric Cobbs-Fred Talley-Felix Jones-Darren McFadden ground dynasty, have any hard feelings for their former coach, who got run right out of town.

For Houston Nutt and the key players for the Razorbacks, won't this be more of a happy reunion than a grudge match?