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Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:28 pm
Edited on: January 10, 2012 3:29 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Arkansas running back Knile Davis was eligible to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, but after suffering a season-ending ankle injury on Aug. 11 has decided to return to school and plans on finishing his Razorback career on the field.

“I have made the decision to return to the University of Arkansas for the 2012 season as I am determined to help this program accomplish the goals we have set in place," Davis said in a prepared statement released by the school. "My injury was unfortunate, but I feel I have worked extremely hard for the opportunity to lead the Razorbacks on the field. Through my setback last season, I remained positive and was committed to persevering and I plan to apply those principles to this year’s team."

Razorback fans found themselves saying "what if" throughout the 2011 season as Arkansas climbed as high as No. 3 in the BCS standings without the All-SEC running back. Davis led the SEC in rushing in 2010 with 1,322 yards, the fourth-highest single-season total in Arkansas history. His return to Fayetteville, along with a Cotton Bowl victory over Kansas State, have Arkansas fans already hoping to dethrone their SEC West rivals.

"I believe Coach (Bobby) Petrino is the best coach in America, and he has put this program back on the national stage," said Davis. "He has instilled in everyone the expectation to be great and that we will win championships.

"You can tell the leadership at Arkansas truly cares about us as people and has put the resources in place for us to reach our goals, and that is very special. Also, our fans make playing for the Razorbacks a great experience. I can’t wait for another season with them and my teammates in 2012.”

The competition in the division is only getting tougher with Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M joining the West in 2012, but Petrino certainly has the pieces moving in the right direction. The Razorbacks have won 21 games over the last two seasons, including back-to-back 6-2 conference records and a No. 5 ranking in the final AP Poll of the 2011 season.

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Comments

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:44 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

Top five team, we both know better.

You are correct about this.  It's probably more like..........Top 3!Laughing

I heard several football analysts from non-SEC parts of the country suggest the team that should be mad about the polls is the Hogs for being rated so low.Surprised






Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:19 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

Always rebuilding LOL.

Plus, your coach is crybaby.  He will cry a lot after Cocks, Bama, and LSU whip him next year.   I imagine he will be moving on when he realizes he can't beat the best teams in the SEC. 



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

Great news for the Razorbacks! 
The program continues to build.

As for Ball Boy..............ignore any comments she makes.
She is one of the usual CBS trolls who is pretending to be a Colorado fan and has just created a new ID to hide behind.

Go HOGS!



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:16 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

Top five team, we both know better.  When was the last time Arkansas won something important besides a Cotton Bowl game in the last 20 years.   At times you are a top five team in the SEC, not the nation. Okay, you rode Alabama and LSU to a top rating this year but you know what that top 5 rating is worth, NADA.  You are losers and will always be losers.  Get a book and read about 1964 when you got like national championship from some sorty of Wal Mart poll. 



Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:49 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

Funny how a color-a-doe fan named "ball boy" can insult the Hogs... a nationally Top5 ranked team, while he is a fan of the buffa-lows??
Do they even have a football team anymore, or are they just "sucking Ralphie's teat"?? 


LOL, are you kidding me man?  The Razorbacks would've beaten colorado by 5 TDs at minimum this year; you guys couldn't beat Cyler Miles and his colorado HS team...


Anyway, on to the REAL topic at hand - The HOGS.

With Knile returning, and Tyler more than likely coming back, we will be fine.  The D will need to reload and revamp a slight bit, but Arkansas will compete and again win games, prolly about 9.
Replacing the WR corps will be tough, but with the incoming talent we have, and good recruiting there as usual, our passing attack will still flourish.


Alot depends on our D stepping up, and consistency in the passing game.
  Anywhere from 8-10 wins is what I forsee.



GO HOGS GO!        
;     &nbs
p; 



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:08 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

You should recruit for the Hogs if you watching a guy doing warmups is that good.   Perhaps, you could find them some defensive players because they still are going to finish third in the SEC west, but at least you can suck the SEC teat.



Since: Apr 14, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:35 pm
 

Injured RB Knile Davis returning for Arkansas

This is HUGE!!!! We lacked his explosiveness out of the backfield this year. I was at the cotton bowl and watched him in warm ups before the game and was clear that if he had played he would have been the best player on the field. I can't wait till next year bama and lsu better watch out! Wooo Pig Sooie


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