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Nate Allen

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Nate Allen is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette who has been a fixture in the Arkansas media for more than four decades. He began with the Springdale News in 1973 and has authored three books about the Razorbacks.

Recent Stories by Nate Allen

Hog Calls: Liddell's starts translate into Arkansas victories

posted: 08/29/2015 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

If Josh Liddell stays healthy every game and the Razorbacks keep correlating starting like he's started, they will finish this season undefeated.

Hog Calls: DeBriyn understands how to connect

posted: 08/26/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Good thing for Norm DeBriyn that he will retire Jan. 6. Knowing DeBriyn, he'll need a full four months of retirement into the spring just to unwind from the stress he will put on himself starting Sept. 1 as interim executive director of the Razorback Foundation.

Hog Calls: Defensive line no less important to Bielema

posted: 08/24/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

After seeing Arkansas' massive Arkansas Razorbacks starting offensive line covering the Razorbacks' football media guide cover may have given some enterprising Arkansan an idea.

Hog Calls: Freshman Williams off and running

posted: 08/22/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

It seems most of the great college running backs hit the ground running as freshmen.

Hog Calls: Loss of Williams will be felt by many

posted: 08/19/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Razorbacks and their fans aren't alone in missing Jonathan Williams.

Hog Calls: New faces on defense get to shine

posted: 08/17/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

When not affectionately calling his Arkansas defense the "Bad News Bears," Bret Bielema often refers to it as the "No-Name defense."

Hog Calls: UA's SWC successes worth celebrating

posted: 08/15/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

As former Hogwild Band director Jim Robken cleverly added his revised version of "All My Exes Live in Texas" into the musical repertoire during the Razorbacks' lame duck 1990-1991 Southwest Conference season before leaving for the SEC, it became fashionable in Arkansas to demean its old league that has been defunct since 1996.

Hog Calls: Razorbacks fully stocked at tight end

posted: 08/12/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Of the Arkansas Razorbacks' seven non-coordinators among nine full-time assistant football coaches, only tight ends coach Barry Lunney coaches one position.

Hog Calls: Bielema's concerns not same as media's

posted: 08/10/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Most media outlets seem to have a specific opinion about what the Arkansas Razorbacks need to do to make up for some missing ingredients from 2014's defensive unit.

Hog Calls: UA guard sheds burden of last season

posted: 08/08/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Offensive guards can't shake off a quarterback's signals like pitchers shaking off a catcher's sign. It's conceivable that one might have tried last August had Arkansas' new offensive coordinator called plays back then.

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