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story.lead_photo.caption Former Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Matt Jones (center) said Monday the Razorbacks need to stick together following their 34-31 loss to Louisiana-Monroe. ( Karen E. Segrave)

With Arkansas suffering a 34-31 overtime defeat to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, it’s easy for fans to write off the season and fear the worst with No. 1-ranked Alabama coming into town this week and quarterback Tyler Wilson’s status questionable.

Matt Jones speaks at LRTD Club

Former Arkansas quarterback and NFL wide receiver Matt Jones spoke to the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday afternoon. Jones, who was a second-team all-SEC quarterback and a 1,000-yard receiver with the Jacksonville Jaguars, addressed his pro and college accomplishments, as well as his off-the-field problems in the NFL. Jones and his wife recently moved to central Arkansas. (By David Harten)
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Sports, Pages 15 on 09/11/2012

Print Headline: Former Hogs QB encourages fans

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Archived Comments

  • gmg
    September 11, 2012 at 7:45 a.m.

    Okay, here's one lifelong hog fan's reaction to the past couple of days. I'm sick and tired of all the bitching and groaning and name calling that has dominated the comments on every story printed. The loss was a heart breaker, and the team and coaches have to do some soul searching, then come out mad when they play Alabama. But I'd like to see all the fair weather fans go soak their heads until the hangover wears off.
    Go Hogs! Beat Bama!

  • Jackabbott
    September 11, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.

    One loser commenting on another.

  • GCW
    September 11, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

    We could all use a good snort right about now.

  • RaylanGivens
    September 11, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.

    JackAbbott please quit speaking in third person; it is very confusing when you describe yourself in these terms

  • Packman
    September 11, 2012 at 1:52 p.m.

    Reckon Jones shaves his head so there are no hair follicles to drug test? Heading into the season serious fans knew the defense had minimal talent and absent Tyler Wilson the offense was in BIG trouble. All those 11-1, 10-2, and even 9-3 predictions were just silly to begin with. I had a big time at the Liberty Bowl a few years back and wouldn't mind doing so again. Memphis can be a ton of fun and The Rendezvous will always have the best BBQ ribs on the planet. 6-6 or 7-5, either way and I'm happy.

  • rkb555
    September 12, 2012 at 1:08 p.m.

    """"Packman says... September 11, 2012 at 1:52 p.m.

    Reckon Jones shaves his head so there are no hair follicles to drug test? Heading into the season serious fans knew the defense had minimal talent and absent Tyler Wilson the offense was in BIG trouble. All those 11-1, 10-2, and even 9-3 predictions were just silly to begin with. I had a big time at the Liberty Bowl a few years back and wouldn't mind doing so again. Memphis can be a ton of fun and The Rendezvous will always have the best BBQ ribs on the planet. 6-6 or 7-5, either way and I'm happy.""""

    Then u must have been one of the fans that wanted to keep nutt. U want a mediocre team that will predictably finish with 4 - 5 losses each yr with low expectations. In your mind, you probably don't feel we can compete with world-class teams consistently. I'd like arkies to feel the same way bama fans feels about their team. Mediocrity is not acceptable.

    I know AR will probably never beat most world-class organizations in recruiting so to counter that AR needs a coach that can manage a game and know how to squeeze every bit of potential out of their players.

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