Arkansas defensive tackle Zach Stadther admits he doesn’t want to again spend his winter break at home.
It’s not so much that he has a problem with seeing his family for the holidays. He’d just rather have a bowl game to prepare for than hang out in Little Rock for three weeks like he did last December.
“I want to go to a bowl game. I want to get a ring on my finger,” Stadther said. “I want to show the world that Arkansas football is the big-time school to come to.”
Before the season began, the Razorbacks had much loftier goals than simply getting the six wins needed to become bowl eligible.
They hoped to prove the critics wrong and become a darkhorse in the Southeastern Conference race.
However, as Arkansas heads into today’s 6 p.m. game against Eastern Michigan (0-7) in Reynolds Razorback Stadium, the Hogs find themselves with the same record they had after seven games last season. While they’ve made strides on offense and defense, they’re still 3-4 and at the bottom of the SEC West standings. [read more]