During an afternoon news conference in Fayetteville, player Chris Gragg said he spoke for the team when he said "we still believe in Coach Smith 100-percent." Gragg said further that the Hogs still feel like a Top 10 team.
Razorback Head Football Coach John L. Smith led the afternoon news conference by briefing the media on his team. First and foremost was to let everyone know how the injured Hogs are doing.
One of them, a broken lower leg for freshman fullback Kody Walker which required surgery, means he's out for the season, Coach Smith said.
As for the others:
- Tyler Wilson won't play until a doctor clears him. The Hogs quarterback suffered concussion-like symptoms in the second quarter and was out for the rest of the game
- Tevin Mitchel, who Smith said was on his way back from Little Rock, where he had been hospitalized, will not play this week for sure. The sophomore cornerback was carried off the field after colliding head-to-head with linebacker Alonzo Highsmith.
- Kiero Small, who broke his foot, is out 6-12 weeks
- Kelleybrew and Winston expected to be ready Saturday. Will Hines will need to play also
Smith also addressed the fact that he did not shake hands with the ULM head coach, saying that he couldn't find him in the middle of the field because of the Warhawks' celebration.
The Razorbacks return to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium next Saturday to face No. 1 Alabama at 2:30 p.m. in a game televised on CBS.