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Episode 31 — How It Works: Road Game

10/9/2019
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Ever wonder what it takes for a college football team to go on the road? We take you behind the scenes with the help of Jake Rosch, the director of football equipment operations at the University of Arkansas. We start with gear distribution, and how it’s decided who gets what and what the team wears (4:00). Then, we talk about packing up all the equipment for road games, and everything that goes into it (13:57), as well as player and coach superstitions (24:31). We get the inside scoop on...

Duration:00:40:41

Episode 30 — Colby Hale

10/2/2019
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Colby Hale has done things with the soccer program at Arkansas that no other coach could, so we sat down with him to learn how he’s done it. We start with how selling security systems prepared him to become a soccer coach, and how problem solving is a big part of who he is (4:45). We talk about how personal and team growth only comes from being outside your comfort zone, and the impact it has on his program (8:43). Colby tells us about how a family move to England got him into soccer, and...

Duration:00:38:25

Episode 29 — Houston Nutt

9/25/2019
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We sit down with former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt for a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation, starting with what it’s like for him to be out of coaching (5:00). Nutt talks about his life growing up and getting recruited by Bear Bryant and Frank Broyles (13:10). We get into his playing career at Arkansas and why he transferred to Oklahoma State (19:00), as well how he got his break in coaching (25:08). He tells us how he got the Arkansas job (30:46) and what made that 1998 season so...

Duration:01:05:35

Episode 28 — 48 Hours (feat. Julie Cromer)

9/19/2019
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In a span of just 48 hours in 2017, Arkansas athletics made a couple of big hires. For the first time, we give you an inside look at how it all went down with the help of then-interim AD Julie Cromer. We get into her becoming the interim AD (6:00) and how the decision to find a new football coach was made (14:05). She tells us why she thinks Arkansas is a great job (20:20). Then, we discuss what the Razorbacks were looking for in a new coach and how the 48-hour stretch that saw a new AD and...

Duration:00:46:27

Episode 27 — Quinn Grovey

9/11/2019
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Quinn Grovey is the only starting quarterback to record back-to-back 10-win seasons in Arkansas football history. We sit down with the Razorback great to get his story, including how he left the state of Oklahoma to come to Arkansas (6:00). He has a great story about Andre Ware and Houston (16:11), and talks about how he found out Ken Hatfield was leaving (22:35). Later, we get into how his broadcast career started (30:19), and his relationship with Frank Broyles (33:37). Finally, we discuss...

Duration:00:49:30

Episode 26 — T.J. Smith

9/4/2019
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T.J. Smith is a Razorback football team captain, and he’s having an impact on and off the field. We dive into what life was like for him as a kid, and how he learned about serving others at a young age (7:22). He tells the hilarious story of how he started playing football for the first time in high school (13:00), and how that led to college coaches—including in the Ivy League—noticing him as a prospect (17:00). We get a first-hand account of the impact of a coaching change on the...

Duration:00:33:54

Episode 25 — Dre Greenlaw

8/28/2019
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Dre Greenlaw has been through more in life than most. We talk about his childhood of growing up in the foster care system and moving all over the state of Arkansas (2:46). Dre tells us how faith played a major role in his life and helped him get through the tough times (7:33), and then we get into how he met now-Houston assistant coach Brian Early and what led to him living with the Earlys (11:19). We get into the tough decision for Dre to come to Arkansas and turn down Coach Early’s offer...

Duration:00:29:00

Episode 24 — How It Works: Facilities

8/21/2019
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Have you ever wondered what goes into getting Arkansas’ top-class facilities ready for players, coaches and fans alike? We did. And we sat down with associate AD for facilities Justin Maland to get the inside scoop, starting with the new grass surface that was installed at Razorback Stadium (2:03). We get into the 20,000-foot view of managing facilities on a college campus and the facilities “arms race” (7:11). We talk about everything that went into the north endzone project (15:44) and the...

Duration:00:38:02

Episode 23 — Turner Gill

8/14/2019
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The Razorback football program recently hired Turner Gill as its new executive director of player and staff development, and so we sat down with the former college head coach to get to know him and his vision for Arkansas. We get into why he decided to retire from coaching (4:28) and what he learned from legendary coach Tom Osborne (11:40). Gill tells us why he decided to start playing baseball, and how that led to him getting into coaching and winning three national titles as an assistant...

Duration:00:41:17

Episode 22 — The Dean of Arkansas Football

8/7/2019
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Dean Weber has an appropriate name, because he really is the Dean of Arkansas football. We sat down with the longtime athletic trainer, who’s accrued more years of service at the university than anyone other than Frank Broyles and Norm DeBriyn. We get into how he started his career working for legendary coach Dean Smith (3:21), and how he ended up at Arkansas (5:30). Next, it’s story time, as Weber tells us some great stories about Steve Cox and Clint Stoerner (13:32), and talks about his...

Duration:00:42:39

Episode 21 — Ken Hatfield

7/31/2019
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Ken Hatfield is a Razorback legend. He grew up in Arkansas, played for the 1964 national championship team and later returned to become the head coach with the highest career winning percentage in program history. We sat down with Hafield to reflect on his career—beginning with whether there is any controversy to Arkansas’ football national championship in 1964 (2:40)? The impact Frank Broyles had on unifying the state behind the football program (4:30) and how different the culture is today...

Duration:00:50:31

Episode 20 — Mental Edge

7/23/2019
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Mental health of student-athletes has become one of the most talked-about issues in college athletics. Arkansas has taken a step forward, hiring Dr. Chris Bader as the assistant athletic director for mental health and performance. We sat down with Bader to get his thoughts on what people need to understand about mental health and the impact social media has on it (4:15). We get into working with coaches (8:15), and what the key is to dealing with pressure and failure (16:19). Bader discusses...

Duration:00:33:05

Episode 19 — Clint Stoerner

7/16/2019
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When many people think of Clint Stoerner, they think of the fumble against Tennessee. But shouldn’t he be remember for so much more? We sat down with the former Razorback to tell his story—starting with what he’s up to now and why he likes coaching (3:00). We go back to how he grew up (9:36) and how he got into football instead of baseball (15:50). Next, he tells us why he chose Arkansas over LSU (21:18) and what it was like when Houston Nutt got hired (25:25). We get into what he remembers...

Duration:00:55:45

Episode 18 — Major League Hogs

7/9/2019
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Ryne Stanek and Jalen Beeks were once teammates with the Razorbacks. Now, after taking two very different paths, they’re teammates again with the Tampa Bay Rays, and are part of a grand pitching experiment. We dive in to the “opener” role that Stanek has taken on and how he likes it (3:50), and his journey to the big leagues (10:00). We get into what it was like for him to get the call to the majors (13:20) and how he still follows the Razorbacks (16:09). Next, Beeks joins the pod and talks...

Duration:00:33:58

Episode 17 — Maria Fassi

7/2/2019
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If you ask people in the know, Maria Fassi might just be the LPGA’s next superstar. We get her thoughts on those impressions and whether or not it adds pressure (2:36). She takes us through why winning the NCAA title at home was so important to her (9:40), and then rewind to how she got into golf in the first place (18:00). We walk through how she decided to go to college and chose Arkansas (24:00), and playing in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur (28:10). Maria tells us where...

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 16 — Paul Finebaum

6/26/2019
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Paul Finebaum is known as a lot of things. He’s the “Mouth of the South,” the face of the SEC Network, and someone who always has something to say. We caught up with Finebaum and chat about how he grew up paying close attention to the Razorbacks (2:22) and meeting Bill Clinton (4:54). We talk about his dad passing away when Finebaum was just a teenager and the effect it had on him (8:17). He takes us through how he got into radio (14:00), and how he landed on the SEC Network (22:45). We go...

Duration:00:43:51

Episode 15 — Lance Harter

6/18/2019
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Fresh off winning indoor and outdoor national titles in 2019, Arkansas women’s track coach Lance Harter is riding a massive wave of success. We begin our conversation with his early days as a surfer and how he got into track (3:40), as well as his start in coaching track at the D2 level (9:00). Then, we cover how he got to Arkansas, and what it was like being there when John McDonnell had the men’s program rolling (14:00), as well as what the job is like away from the track (20:50). We get...

Duration:00:50:09

Episode 14 — Dave Van Horn

6/7/2019
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We sit down with Razorback baseball coach and Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer Dave Van Horn for a wide-ranging interview. DVH takes us through how he’s gotten the program to the point it’s at now and where he thinks it stands in college baseball (6:45). We chat about the number of big leaguers he’s produced and how his players are well prepared for pro baseball (16:20), as well as his leadership style (26:20). DVH tells us what going into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame meant (35:15) and what...

Duration:00:51:58

Episode 13 — SEC Meetings (feat. Musselman & Morris)

6/5/2019
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For this episode, The Hog Pod goes on the road to Destin, Fla., for the SEC’s spring meetings. We catch up with Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman, and he updates us on filling out his coaching staff and transfers (3:21), talks about how his NBA background helps with roster management (9:02), and gives us some insight into what he already knows about his team (11:05). Next, we chat with football coach Chad Morris, who explains the addition of Turner Gill to his staff for off-the-field...

Duration:00:40:17

Episode 12 — Isaiah Campbell

5/28/2019
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Isaiah Campbell is Arkansas’ ace, and one of the best pitchers in the SEC. But after an up-and-down career, how did he get to this point? We chat with the Friday night starter about when he realized baseball could be a thing for him (8:15) and understanding the idea of sacrifice (9:15). We talk about dealing with injuries (12:50) and deciding to come back for one more season (25:07). Finally, he takes us through bouncing back from last year’s disappointing runner-up finish and how this...

Duration:00:33:09